Data tables, 2016 Census

Mother Tongue (269), Language Spoken Most Often at Home (269) and Other Language(s) Spoken Regularly at Home (11) for the Population Excluding Institutional Residents of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2016 Census - 100% Data

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This table details mother tongue , language spoken most often at home and other language spoken regularly at home for the population excluding institutional residents in Nunavut
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Mother tongue (269) Other language(s) spoken regularly at home (11)
Total - Other language(s) spoken regularly at home None English French Non-official language Aboriginal Non-Aboriginal English and French English and non-official language French and non-official language English, French and non-official language
Total - Mother tongueFootnote 2 35,690 17,435 9,555 240 8,430 7,990 440 0 20 20 0
Single responses 34,955 17,190 9,410 235 8,085 7,670 420 0 25 15 0
Official languages 11,615 7,690 470 220 3,210 3,085 130 0 5 10 0
English 11,020 7,360 370 115 3,170 3,065 100 0 0 10 0
French 595 330 100 105 40 20 30 0 5 0 0
Non-official languages 23,345 9,500 8,940 15 4,870 4,585 290 0 15 5 0
Aboriginal languages 22,610 9,240 8,765 5 4,600 4,570 25 0 5 0 0
Algonquian languages 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blackfoot 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cree-Montagnais languages 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Atikamekw 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Montagnais (Innu) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Moose Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Naskapi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northern East Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Plains Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Southern East Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Swampy Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Woods Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cree, n.o.s. 5 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
Eastern Algonquian languages 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malecite 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mi'kmaq 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ojibway-Potawatomi languages 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Algonquin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ojibway 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ottawa (Odawa) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Algonquian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Athabaskan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northern Athabaskan languages 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Babine (Wetsuwet'en) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Beaver 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chilcotin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dene 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dogrib (Tlicho) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gwich'in 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sarsi (Sarcee) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sekani 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slavey-Hare languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
North Slavey (Hare) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Slavey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slavey, n.o.s. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tahltan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kaska (Nahani) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tahltan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tutchone languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northern Tutchone 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Southern Tutchone 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Athabaskan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Haida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inuit languages 22,600 9,230 8,765 5 4,595 4,570 25 0 5 0 0
Inuinnaqtun (Inuvialuktun) 495 180 50 0 265 265 0 0 0 0 0
Inuktitut 22,070 9,040 8,700 5 4,325 4,300 25 0 5 0 0
Inuit languages, n.i.e. 35 5 15 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
Iroquoian languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cayuga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mohawk 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oneida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iroquoian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kutenai 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Michif 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salish languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Comox 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Halkomelem 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lillooet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Okanagan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shuswap (Secwepemctsin) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Squamish 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Straits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thompson (Ntlakapamux) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salish languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Siouan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dakota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Siouan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tlingit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tsimshian languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gitxsan (Gitksan) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nisga'a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tsimshian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wakashan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Haisla 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Heiltsuk 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kwakiutl (Kwak'wala) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wakashan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aboriginal languages, n.o.s. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Non-Aboriginal languages 730 260 180 10 280 10 270 0 5 0 0
Afro-Asiatic languages 75 25 15 0 25 0 25 0 0 0 0
Berber languages 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kabyle 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Berber languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cushitic languages 15 0 5 0 5 0 10 0 0 0 0
Bilen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oromo 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Somali 10 5 0 0 10 0 5 0 0 0 0
Cushitic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Semitic languages 60 25 15 0 20 0 20 0 0 0 0
Amharic 20 10 5 0 10 0 10 0 0 0 0
Arabic 40 15 10 0 15 0 10 0 0 0 0
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Harari 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hebrew 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maltese 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tigrigna 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Austro-Asiatic languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Khmer (Cambodian) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vietnamese 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Austro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Austronesian languages 175 50 80 0 45 0 45 0 0 0 0
Bikol 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cebuano 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fijian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hiligaynon 10 0 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
Ilocano 20 0 15 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0
Malagasy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malay 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pampangan (Kapampangan, Pampango) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pangasinan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 135 40 55 0 35 0 40 0 0 0 0
Waray-Waray 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Austronesian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Creole languages 0 5 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0
Haitian Creole 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Creole, n.o.s. 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Creole languages, n.i.e. 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dravidian languages 20 5 10 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0
Kannada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malayalam 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tamil 20 10 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
Telugu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hmong-Mien languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Indo-European languages 270 95 50 5 110 5 105 0 5 0 0
Albanian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Armenian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Balto-Slavic languages 45 15 5 0 25 0 25 0 0 0 0
Baltic languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latvian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lithuanian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slavic languages 45 10 0 0 25 5 25 0 5 0 0
Belarusan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bosnian 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
Bulgarian 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
Croatian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Czech 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Macedonian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Polish 15 5 0 0 10 0 10 0 0 0 0
Russian 10 5 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0
Serbian 5 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
Serbo-Croatian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slovak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slovene (Slovenian) 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ukrainian 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Celtic languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scottish Gaelic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Welsh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Celtic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic languages 70 35 5 0 30 5 25 0 0 0 0
Afrikaans 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Danish 5 5 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0
Dutch 15 5 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0
Frisian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
German 40 20 5 0 20 0 15 0 0 0 0
Icelandic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Norwegian 5 5 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0
Swedish 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vlaams (Flemish) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yiddish 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greek 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Indo-Iranian languages 90 25 30 0 30 0 25 0 0 0 0
Indo-Aryan languages 80 25 30 0 25 0 25 0 0 0 0
Bengali 25 5 15 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0
Gujarati 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hindi 10 0 0 0 5 0 10 0 0 0 0
Kashmiri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Konkani 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marathi 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nepali 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oriya (Odia) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Punjabi (Panjabi) 5 0 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
Sindhi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Urdu 30 5 10 0 10 0 10 0 0 0 0
Iranian languages 10 5 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kurdish 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pashto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Persian (Farsi) 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Italic (Romance) languages 60 20 15 5 25 5 25 0 0 0 0
Catalan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Italian 5 5 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0
Portuguese 5 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Romanian 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Spanish 45 15 10 0 15 0 15 0 0 0 0
Italic (Romance) languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Japanese 5 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kartvelian languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Georgian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Korean 5 5 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0
Mongolic languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mongolian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Niger-Congo languages 75 20 15 5 35 0 35 0 0 0 0
Akan (Twi) 5 0 5 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0
Bamanankan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Edo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ewe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fulah (Pular, Pulaar, Fulfulde) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ganda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Igbo 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lingala 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rundi (Kirundi) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shona 15 0 5 0 10 0 10 0 0 0 0
Swahili 5 0 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0
Wolof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yoruba 10 0 0 0 10 0 10 0 0 0 0
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 30 15 10 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0
Nilo-Saharan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dinka 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nilo-Saharan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sign languages 20 15 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0
American Sign Language 5 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0
Quebec Sign Language 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sign languages, n.i.e 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sino-Tibetan languages 50 25 5 0 20 0 15 0 0 0 0
Chinese languages 50 20 10 0 15 0 15 0 0 0 0
Cantonese 15 5 5 0 10 0 5 0 0 0 0
Hakka 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mandarin 10 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Min Dong 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Min Nan (Chaochow, Teochow, Fukien, Taiwanese) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wu (Shanghainese) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chinese, n.o.s. 20 10 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0
Chinese languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tibeto-Burman languages 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burmese 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Karenic languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tibetan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tibeto-Burman languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tai-Kadai languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lao 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thai 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tai-Kadai languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turkic languages 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Azerbaijani 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turkish 5 0 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0
Uyghur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Uzbek 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Uralic languages 15 10 0 0 10 0 10 0 0 0 0
Estonian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Finnish 10 0 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0
Hungarian 10 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
Uralic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other languages, n.i.e. 5 5 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
Multiple responses 735 240 145 5 340 325 15 0 0 5 0
English and French 20 10 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
English and non-official language 690 220 135 0 330 315 15 0 0 0 0
French and non-official language 15 10 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
English, French and non-official language 10 0 0 0 5 5 5 0 0 0 0

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016074.

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