Data tables, 2016 Census

Mother Tongue (187), Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration (11), Number of languages known (11), Age (12) 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 , immigrant status and period of immigration , number of languages known , age and sex for the population in private households in Nunavut
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Mother tongue (187) Immigrant status and period of immigration (11)
Total - Immigrant status and period of immigrationFootnote 2 Non-immigrantsFootnote 3 ImmigrantsFootnote 4 Before 1981 1981 to 1990 1991 to 2000 2001 to 2010 2001 to 2005 2006 to 2010 2011 to 2016Footnote 5 Non-permanent residentsFootnote 6
Total - Mother tongueFootnote 7 35,580 34,605 920 155 100 160 335 165 175 165 55
Single responses 34,845 33,880 910 155 100 160 330 160 175 160 55
Official languages 11,550 11,190 335 95 40 30 105 50 55 65 20
English 10,965 10,650 295 90 40 25 90 45 45 45 20
French 585 540 40 0 0 0 15 10 10 20 0
Non-official languages 23,295 22,690 570 60 55 135 225 115 115 100 35
Aboriginal languages 22,570 22,565 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Non-Aboriginal languages 725 130 565 55 50 130 225 110 115 100 35
Afro-Asiatic languages 75 10 60 0 10 10 30 15 15 10 0
Berber languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 10 0 0 0
Kabyle 0 0 0 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 10 10 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
Bilen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oromo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Somali 10 0 10 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
Cushitic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Semitic languages 60 10 50 0 10 0 25 15 15 10 0
Amharic 20 0 20 0 0 0 15 0 10 0 0
Arabic 35 10 30 0 0 0 15 0 0 10 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 10 0 0 0 0 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 10 145 0 10 25 70 30 40 40 15
Bikol 10 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
Cebuano 0 0 10 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Fijian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hiligaynon 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ilocano 20 10 15 0 0 0 10 0 10 10 0
Malagasy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malay 0 0 10 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Pampangan (Kapampangan, Pampango) 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pangasinan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 135 10 115 0 10 20 55 20 35 30 15
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 10 0 10 0 10 0 10 0 0 0 0
Haitian Creole 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Creole, n.o.s. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Creole languages, n.i.e. 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0
Dravidian languages 20 0 15 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 10
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 15 0 15 0 0 10 0 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 60 200 30 20 65 70 30 35 20 10
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 40 0 40 0 10 15 10 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 0 35 0 10 15 10 0 0 0 0
Belarusan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bosnian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bulgarian 10 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
Croatian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Czech 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Macedonian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Polish 15 0 15 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
Russian 10 0 10 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Serbian 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 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) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ukrainian 10 10 10 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 30 35 15 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Afrikaans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Danish 10 0 10 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Dutch 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Frisian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
German 40 20 15 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Icelandic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Norwegian 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Swedish 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vlaams (Flemish) 0 0 10 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greek 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Indo-Iranian languages 85 10 85 0 10 30 35 20 15 10 0
Indo-Aryan languages 75 10 75 0 0 25 35 15 15 0 0
Bengali 30 0 25 0 10 10 15 10 10 0 0
Gujarati 10 10 10 0 0 0 10 0 10 0 0
Hindi 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 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 0 10 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) 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sindhi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Urdu 30 0 25 0 0 15 10 10 0 0 0
Iranian languages 10 0 10 0 0 10 0 10 0 0 0
Kurdish 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pashto 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Persian (Farsi) 10 0 10 0 0 10 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 15 45 10 10 0 15 10 0 10 10
Catalan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Italian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portuguese 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Romanian 10 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
Spanish 40 10 30 0 0 0 15 0 10 0 0
Italic (Romance) languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Japanese 0 10 10 0 0 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 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 70 10 0 10 35 25 10 10 10
Akan (Twi) 10 0 0 0 10 10 0 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 10 0 10 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) 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Shona 15 0 15 0 0 0 15 10 0 0 0
Swahili 10 10 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Wolof 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yoruba 15 0 10 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 30 0 25 0 0 0 20 10 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 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
American Sign Language 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Quebec Sign Language 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sign languages, n.i.e 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sino-Tibetan languages 50 10 40 10 0 10 10 10 0 10 0
Chinese languages 50 10 35 10 0 10 10 10 0 10 0
Cantonese 15 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hakka 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mandarin 10 0 10 0 0 0 10 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 10 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0
Chinese languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tibeto-Burman languages 0 0 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 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thai 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Azerbaijani 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turkish 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Uralic languages 15 10 10 0 0 0 10 0 10 0 0
Estonian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Finnish 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hungarian 10 10 10 0 0 10 0 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. 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multiple responses 735 720 15 0 10 0 10 0 0 10 0
English and French 20 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
English and non-official language 690 680 10 0 0 10 10 0 0 0 0
French and non-official language 15 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
English, French and non-official language 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

'Knowledge of official languages' refers to whether the person can conduct a conversation in English only, French only, in both or in neither language. For a child who has not yet learned to speak, this includes languages that the child is learning to speak at home.

'Knowledge of non-official languages' refers to whether the person can conduct a conversation in a language other than English or French. For a child who has not yet learned to speak, this includes languages that the child is learning to speak at home. The number of languages that can be reported may vary between surveys, depending on the objectives of the survey.

For more information on language 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 Languages Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016.

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Footnote 2

Immigrant status refers to whether the person is a non-immigrant, an immigrant or a non-permanent resident.

Period of immigration refers to the period in which the immigrant first obtained landed immigrant or permanent resident status.

For more information on immigration 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 3

'Non-immigrants' includes persons who are Canadian citizens by birth.

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Footnote 4

'Immigrants' includes persons who are, or who have ever been, landed immigrants or permanent residents. Such persons have been granted the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities. Immigrants who have obtained Canadian citizenship by naturalization are included in this category. In the 2016 Census of Population, 'Immigrants' includes immigrants who landed in Canada on or prior to May 10, 2016.

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Footnote 5

Includes immigrants who landed in Canada on or prior to May 10, 2016.

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Footnote 6

'Non-permanent residents' includes persons from another country who have a work or study permit or who are refugee claimants, and their family members sharing the same permit and living in Canada with them.

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Footnote 7

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-X2016193.

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