Data tables, 2016 Census

Mother Tongue (8), Language Spoken Most Often at Home (187), Other Language Spoken Regularly at Home (9), Generation Status (6), Age (8B) and Sex (3) for the Population in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data

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This table details mother tongue , language spoken most often at home , other language spoken regularly at home , generation status , age and sex for the population in private households in British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique
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Language spoken most often at home (187) Mother tongue (8)
Total - Mother tongue English French Non-official language English and French English and non-official language French and non-official language English, French and non-official language
Total - Language spoken most often at homeFootnote 2 4,560,235 3,142,275 57,105 1,261,220 9,570 86,240 1,895 1,930
Single responses 4,332,405 3,118,475 54,245 1,105,135 8,040 44,090 1,280 1,145
Official languages 3,617,590 3,099,850 53,930 419,805 7,965 34,170 970 905
English 3,601,105 3,098,785 39,895 418,895 7,635 34,155 850 885
French 16,485 1,055 14,035 910 325 20 115 20
Non-official languages 714,820 18,630 315 685,325 80 9,915 310 240
Aboriginal languages 1,590 395 10 1,060 0 120 0 0
Non-Aboriginal languages 713,235 18,235 305 684,265 80 9,800 315 240
Afro-Asiatic languages 14,220 580 25 13,330 0 210 55 0
Berber languages 30 0 0 20 0 0 15 0
Kabyle 15 0 0 15 0 0 10 0
Berber languages, n.i.e. 10 0 0 10 0 0 10 0
Cushitic languages 950 105 0 840 0 10 0 0
Bilen 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oromo 95 10 0 80 0 0 0 0
Somali 835 95 0 735 0 10 0 0
Cushitic languages, n.i.e. 10 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Semitic languages 13,205 475 25 12,440 0 205 45 10
Amharic 650 50 0 600 0 10 0 0
Arabic 10,390 360 20 9,785 10 180 40 10
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic 350 10 0 345 0 0 0 0
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic 320 0 0 320 0 0 0 0
Harari 20 0 0 20 0 0 0 0
Hebrew 905 15 10 860 0 15 10 0
Maltese 40 10 0 35 0 0 0 0
Tigrigna 415 30 0 385 0 10 0 0
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 105 0 0 95 0 10 0 0
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 35 0 0 35 0 0 0 0
Austro-Asiatic languages 17,650 815 45 16,460 10 280 35 10
Khmer (Cambodian) 855 35 10 810 0 0 0 0
Vietnamese 16,750 775 40 15,600 0 280 40 10
Austro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e 50 0 0 45 0 0 0 0
Austronesian languages 41,270 1,775 0 38,040 0 1,435 15 0
Bikol 140 0 0 135 0 0 0 0
Cebuano 1,340 105 0 1,170 0 65 0 0
Fijian 110 0 0 110 0 0 0 0
Hiligaynon 510 20 0 485 0 0 0 0
Ilocano 1,485 55 0 1,390 0 45 0 0
Malagasy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malay 1,190 15 0 1,165 0 10 0 0
Pampangan (Kapampangan, Pampango) 155 0 0 125 0 30 0 0
Pangasinan 70 0 0 60 0 0 0 0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 35,670 1,565 0 32,820 0 1,270 15 0
Waray-Waray 115 0 0 115 0 0 0 0
Austronesian languages, n.i.e. 490 15 0 470 0 10 0 0
Creole languages 400 25 10 300 15 0 0 50
Haitian Creole 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Creole, n.o.s. 265 20 10 185 15 0 0 30
Creole languages, n.i.e. 130 10 0 110 0 0 0 20
Dravidian languages 3,895 225 0 3,530 0 130 0 0
Kannada 80 0 0 80 0 0 0 0
Malayalam 1,265 65 0 1,160 0 35 0 0
Tamil 1,970 120 0 1,785 0 65 0 0
Telugu 565 45 0 490 0 30 0 0
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 15 0 0 15 0 0 0 0
Hmong-Mien languages 65 0 0 60 0 0 0 0
Indo-European languages 280,550 6,800 155 269,150 25 4,205 125 80
Albanian 670 30 0 620 0 15 0 0
Armenian 655 10 0 650 0 0 0 0
Balto-Slavic languages 31,265 575 10 30,420 10 210 20 20
Baltic languages 105 10 0 100 0 0 0 0
Latvian 70 0 0 60 0 0 0 0
Lithuanian 40 0 0 40 0 0 0 0
Slavic languages 31,160 565 10 30,320 10 215 25 25
Belarusan 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bosnian 615 15 0 590 0 0 0 0
Bulgarian 935 10 0 915 0 15 0 0
Croatian 2,470 25 0 2,405 0 30 10 0
Czech 1,525 35 0 1,480 0 15 0 0
Macedonian 125 0 0 120 0 10 0 0
Polish 5,420 95 0 5,275 0 40 0 0
Russian 13,125 225 10 12,810 0 60 0 15
Serbian 3,990 75 0 3,880 0 30 0 10
Serbo-Croatian 515 10 0 505 0 0 0 0
Slovak 990 10 0 970 0 0 0 0
Slovene (Slovenian) 150 0 0 150 0 0 0 0
Ukrainian 1,245 50 0 1,185 0 10 0 0
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 40 10 0 40 0 0 0 0
Celtic languages 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scottish Gaelic 10 15 0 0 0 0 0 0
Welsh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Celtic languages, n.i.e. 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic languages 14,160 375 30 13,465 0 230 30 30
Afrikaans 1,420 40 0 1,330 0 50 0 0
Danish 295 10 0 285 0 0 0 0
Dutch 1,665 40 0 1,610 0 10 0 0
Frisian 10 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
German 10,080 235 35 9,625 0 135 35 20
Icelandic 60 0 0 55 0 0 0 0
Norwegian 115 10 0 95 0 10 0 0
Swedish 450 35 0 390 0 20 0 0
Vlaams (Flemish) 55 0 0 55 0 0 0 0
Yiddish 10 0 0 0 0 10 0 0
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 10 0 0 15 0 0 0 0
Greek 2,025 30 0 1,960 0 35 0 0
Indo-Iranian languages 194,085 4,660 25 186,130 25 3,205 30 10
Indo-Aryan languages 164,640 4,165 20 157,510 20 2,915 20 0
Bengali 1,460 60 0 1,370 0 25 0 0
Gujarati 2,930 205 0 2,670 0 50 0 0
Hindi 11,955 525 0 11,020 10 390 10 0
Kashmiri 15 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Konkani 35 0 0 35 0 0 0 0
Marathi 315 0 0 300 0 15 0 0
Nepali 655 25 0 615 0 15 0 0
Oriya (Odia) 40 0 0 40 0 0 0 0
Punjabi (Panjabi) 140,335 3,120 10 134,955 15 2,230 10 0
Sindhi 660 40 0 595 0 25 0 0
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 650 45 0 580 0 25 0 0
Urdu 5,595 130 0 5,325 0 135 0 0
Iranian languages 29,170 480 0 28,380 0 275 20 10
Kurdish 1,080 15 0 1,055 0 10 0 0
Pashto 615 30 0 565 0 15 0 0
Persian (Farsi) 27,475 430 10 26,755 10 255 20 10
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 270 20 0 240 0 15 0 0
Italic (Romance) languages 37,675 1,100 85 35,905 0 520 40 25
Catalan 60 0 0 50 0 0 0 0
Italian 5,265 110 10 5,065 0 70 10 0
Portuguese 6,530 100 0 6,355 0 60 10 0
Romanian 3,635 45 10 3,525 0 30 0 25
Spanish 22,190 845 60 20,900 0 350 30 0
Italic (Romance) languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Japanese 9,845 410 10 9,280 0 145 0 0
Kartvelian languages 30 0 0 30 0 0 0 0
Georgian 30 0 0 30 0 0 0 0
Korean 38,290 835 0 37,005 0 415 10 25
Mongolic languages 140 10 0 130 0 0 0 0
Mongolian 140 10 0 130 0 0 0 0
Niger-Congo languages 950 105 10 800 0 25 10 0
Akan (Twi) 150 15 0 140 0 0 0 0
Bamanankan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Edo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ewe 10 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Fulah (Pular, Pulaar, Fulfulde) 25 0 0 25 0 0 0 0
Ga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ganda 15 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
Igbo 45 10 0 30 0 10 0 0
Lingala 25 10 0 15 0 0 0 0
Rundi (Kirundi) 60 0 0 55 0 0 10 0
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda) 85 0 0 85 0 0 0 0
Shona 90 35 0 40 0 10 0 0
Swahili 170 10 10 150 0 0 0 0
Wolof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yoruba 90 0 0 75 0 15 0 0
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 175 15 10 160 0 0 0 0
Nilo-Saharan languages 125 0 0 120 0 10 0 0
Dinka 20 0 0 20 0 0 0 0
Nilo-Saharan languages, n.i.e. 105 0 0 100 0 0 0 0
Sign languages 1,635 700 0 860 0 65 10 0
American Sign Language 460 155 0 265 0 40 0 0
Quebec Sign Language 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sign languages, n.i.e 1,175 545 0 595 0 25 10 10
Sino-Tibetan languages 298,060 5,805 35 289,280 20 2,820 45 55
Chinese languages 296,135 5,770 35 287,435 20 2,790 45 45
Cantonese 136,805 2,695 10 132,660 0 1,415 20 10
Hakka 705 15 0 695 0 0 0 0
Mandarin 145,485 2,785 15 141,350 20 1,255 15 40
Min Dong 10 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Min Nan (Chaochow, Teochow, Fukien, Taiwanese) 4,875 100 0 4,730 0 40 0 0
Wu (Shanghainese) 2,635 45 10 2,560 0 20 0 0
Chinese, n.o.s. 5,510 130 0 5,310 0 65 10 0
Chinese languages, n.i.e. 120 0 0 115 0 0 0 0
Tibeto-Burman languages 1,920 35 0 1,850 0 25 0 0
Burmese 795 10 0 770 0 10 0 0
Karenic languages 815 10 0 785 0 20 0 0
Tibetan 225 10 0 220 0 0 0 0
Tibeto-Burman languages, n.i.e. 80 10 0 75 0 0 0 0
Tai-Kadai languages 1,295 50 10 1,205 0 25 10 10
Lao 465 20 15 425 0 10 10 0
Thai 830 30 0 780 0 20 0 0
Tai-Kadai languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turkic languages 1,640 40 0 1,590 0 15 0 0
Azerbaijani 245 0 0 245 0 0 0 0
Turkish 1,280 30 0 1,230 0 15 0 0
Uyghur 60 0 0 60 0 0 0 0
Uzbek 25 0 0 25 0 0 0 0
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 25 0 0 25 0 0 0 0
Uralic languages 3,145 65 0 3,055 0 25 0 0
Estonian 115 0 0 115 0 0 0 0
Finnish 745 25 0 710 0 0 0 10
Hungarian 2,285 40 0 2,230 0 10 0 0
Uralic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other languages, n.i.e. 45 0 0 45 0 0 0 0
Multiple responses 227,830 23,800 2,855 156,090 1,530 42,150 615 785
English and French 6,110 1,715 2,465 345 1,340 65 85 100
English and non-official language 218,260 21,745 170 154,180 105 41,575 175 305
French and non-official language 625 20 85 355 10 15 130 0
English, French and non-official language 2,835 315 135 1,210 80 495 225 370

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

For more information on generation status 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 Place of Birth, Generation Status, Citizenship and Immigration Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016.

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Footnote 2

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-X2016196.

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