Data tables, 2016 Census

Knowledge of Aboriginal Languages (90), Knowledge of Languages: Single and Multiple Language Responses (3), Aboriginal Identity (9), Aboriginal Mother Tongue (11), Registered or Treaty Indian Status (3), Residence by Aboriginal geography (10) and Age (12) for the Population in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data

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This table details knowledge of aboriginal languages , knowledge of languages: single and multiple language responses , aboriginal identity , aboriginal mother tongue , registered or treaty indian status , residence by aboriginal geography and age for the population in private households in British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique
Data quality
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages (90) Knowledge of languages: single and multiple language responses (3)
Total - Knowledge of languages: single and multiple language responsesFootnote 4 Single language responsesFootnote 5 Multiple language responsesFootnote 6
Total - Knowledge of languagesFootnote 7 4,560,240 2,928,350 1,631,885
Official languages 4,407,125 2,795,340 1,611,785
English 4,405,380 2,794,340 1,611,040
French 314,225 1,005 313,220
Non-official languages 1,546,550 133,010 1,413,540
Aboriginal languages 17,190 20 17,170
Algonquian languages 1,955 0 1,950
Blackfoot 35 0 35
Cree-Montagnais languages 1,600 0 1,600
Atikamekw 0 0 0
Montagnais (Innu) 10 0 0
Moose Cree 10 0 15
Naskapi 10 0 0
Northern East Cree 10 0 10
Plains Cree 345 0 340
Southern East Cree 0 0 0
Swampy Cree 50 0 55
Woods Cree 85 0 85
Cree, n.o.s. 1,090 0 1,095
Eastern Algonquian languages 30 0 30
Malecite 0 0 10
Mi'kmaq 25 0 25
Ojibway-Potawatomi languages 310 0 310
Algonquin 20 0 20
Ojibway 275 0 275
Oji-Cree 10 0 10
Ottawa (Odawa) 0 0 0
Algonquian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
Athabaskan languages 4,380 20 4,360
Northern Athabaskan languages 4,350 20 4,330
Babine (Wetsuwet'en) 200 0 200
Beaver 255 0 260
Carrier 2,045 0 2,045
Chilcotin 1,130 10 1,120
Dene 130 0 135
Dogrib (Tlicho) 0 0 10
Gwich'in 0 0 0
Sarsi (Sarcee) 0 0 0
Sekani 190 0 190
Slavey-Hare languages 130 0 125
North Slavey (Hare) 10 0 10
South Slavey 20 0 25
Slavey, n.o.s. 105 10 100
Tahltan languages 290 0 290
Kaska (Nahani) 40 0 35
Tahltan 250 0 255
Tutchone languages 10 0 10
Northern Tutchone 10 0 0
Southern Tutchone 0 0 10
Athabaskan languages, n.i.e. 30 0 30
Haida 450 0 450
Inuit languages 170 0 165
Inuinnaqtun 10 0 0
Inuktitut 120 0 120
Inuvialuktun 15 0 10
Inuit languages, n.i.e. 35 0 35
Iroquoian languages 30 0 30
Cayuga 0 0 0
Mohawk 25 0 25
Oneida 0 0 0
Iroquoian languages, n.i.e. 10 0 10
Kutenai 170 0 165
Michif 110 0 115
Salish languages 5,660 0 5,660
Comox 180 0 185
Halkomelem 1,045 0 1,045
Lillooet 790 0 790
Okanagan 800 0 805
Shuswap (Secwepemctsin) 1,285 0 1,280
Squamish 285 0 280
Straits 360 0 360
Thompson (Ntlakapamux) 440 0 440
Salish languages, n.i.e. 545 0 540
Siouan languages 55 0 55
Dakota 30 0 30
Stoney 15 0 15
Siouan languages, n.i.e. 20 0 15
Tlingit 60 0 60
Tsimshian languages 2,680 0 2,680
Gitxsan (Gitksan) 1,280 0 1,280
Nisga'a 1,035 0 1,035
Tsimshian 410 0 410
Wakashan languages 1,460 0 1,460
Haisla 175 0 175
Heiltsuk 120 0 120
Kwakiutl (Kwak'wala) 590 0 585
Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) 560 0 555
Wakashan languages, n.i.e. 20 0 20
Aboriginal languages, n.o.s. 240 0 245
Non-Aboriginal languages 1,529,635 132,990 1,396,645

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

Users should be aware that the estimates associated with this variable are more affected than most by the incomplete enumeration of certain Indian reserves and Indian settlements in the 2016 Census of Population. For more information on Aboriginal variables, including information on their classifications, the questions from which they are derived, data quality and their comparability with other sources of data, refer to the Aboriginal Peoples Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016 and the Aboriginal Peoples Technical Report, Census of Population, 2016.

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Footnote 2

Residence on or off reserve refers to whether the person's usual place of residence is in a census subdivision (CSD) that is defined as 'on reserve' or 'off reserve.'

Users should be aware that the estimates associated with this variable are more affected than most by the incomplete enumeration of certain Indian reserves and Indian settlements in the Census of Population.

For more information on Aboriginal variables, including information on their classifications, the questions from which they are derived, data quality and their comparability with other sources of data, refer to the Aboriginal Peoples Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016 and the Aboriginal Peoples Technical Report, Census of Population, 2016.

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Footnote 3

Users should be aware that the estimates associated with this variable are more affected than most by the incomplete enumeration of certain Indian reserves and Indian settlements in the Census of Population.

For more information on Aboriginal variables, including information on their classifications, the questions from which they are derived, data quality and their comparability with other sources of data, please refer to the Aboriginal Peoples Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016 and the Aboriginal Peoples Technical Report, Census of Population, 2016.

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Footnote 4

The category 'Total - Knowledge of languages: single and multiple language responses' indicates the number of respondents who reported each language, either as their only response, or in combination with another language. Total responses represent the sum of single language responses and multiple language responses received in the census.

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Footnote 5

A single language response occurs when a respondent provides one language only.

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Footnote 6

A multiple language response occurs when a respondent provides two or more languages.

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Footnote 7

This is a total population count. The sum of the languages in this table is greater than the total population count because a person may report more than one language in the census.

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n.i.e. = not included elsewhere
n.o.s. = not otherwise specified

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016157.

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