Data tables, 2016 Census

Mother Tongue (187), Generation Status (4), 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 , generation status , number of languages known , age and sex for the population in private households in Nunavut
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Mother tongue (187) Generation status (4)
Total - Generation statusFootnote 2 First generationFootnote 3 Second generationFootnote 4 Third generation or moreFootnote 5
Total - Mother tongueFootnote 6 35,580 1,025 925 33,630
Single responses 34,845 1,015 890 32,945
Official languages 11,550 390 685 10,475
English 10,965 345 645 9,975
French 585 45 40 505
Non-official languages 23,295 625 205 22,465
Aboriginal languages 22,570 10 120 22,440
Non-Aboriginal languages 725 610 90 25
Afro-Asiatic languages 75 70 10 0
Berber languages 0 0 0 0
Kabyle 0 0 0 0
Berber languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0
Cushitic languages 10 15 0 0
Bilen 0 0 0 0
Oromo 0 0 0 0
Somali 15 10 0 0
Cushitic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0
Semitic languages 60 55 10 0
Amharic 20 20 0 0
Arabic 40 35 10 0
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic 0 0 0 0
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic 0 0 0 0
Harari 0 0 0 0
Hebrew 0 0 0 0
Maltese 0 0 0 0
Tigrigna 0 10 0 0
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0
Austro-Asiatic languages 0 0 0 0
Khmer (Cambodian) 0 0 0 0
Vietnamese 0 0 0 0
Austro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0
Austronesian languages 170 165 0 0
Bikol 0 0 0 0
Cebuano 0 0 0 0
Fijian 0 0 0 0
Hiligaynon 0 10 0 0
Ilocano 20 25 0 0
Malagasy 0 0 0 0
Malay 10 10 0 0
Pampangan (Kapampangan, Pampango) 0 0 0 0
Pangasinan 0 0 0 0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 135 130 10 0
Waray-Waray 0 0 0 0
Austronesian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0
Creole languages 10 0 0 0
Haitian Creole 0 0 0 0
Creole, n.o.s. 0 0 0 0
Creole languages, n.i.e. 10 10 0 0
Dravidian languages 20 15 10 0
Kannada 0 0 0 0
Malayalam 0 10 0 0
Tamil 20 15 0 0
Telugu 0 0 0 0
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0
Hmong-Mien languages 0 0 0 0
Indo-European languages 265 210 50 10
Albanian 0 10 0 0
Armenian 0 10 0 0
Balto-Slavic languages 45 40 10 0
Baltic languages 0 0 0 0
Latvian 0 0 0 0
Lithuanian 0 0 0 0
Slavic languages 45 35 10 0
Belarusan 0 0 0 0
Bosnian 0 0 0 0
Bulgarian 0 10 0 0
Croatian 0 0 0 0
Czech 0 0 0 0
Macedonian 0 0 0 0
Polish 15 15 0 0
Russian 10 10 0 0
Serbian 10 0 0 0
Serbo-Croatian 0 0 0 0
Slovak 0 10 0 0
Slovene (Slovenian) 0 0 0 0
Ukrainian 0 0 0 0
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0
Celtic languages 10 0 0 0
Scottish Gaelic 0 0 0 0
Welsh 0 0 0 0
Celtic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0
Germanic languages 65 40 25 10
Afrikaans 0 0 0 0
Danish 10 0 0 0
Dutch 15 0 10 0
Frisian 10 0 0 0
German 35 15 15 0
Icelandic 0 0 0 0
Norwegian 10 10 0 0
Swedish 0 0 0 0
Vlaams (Flemish) 0 0 0 0
Yiddish 0 0 0 0
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0
Greek 10 10 10 0
Indo-Iranian languages 90 80 10 0
Indo-Aryan languages 75 75 0 0
Bengali 30 30 0 0
Gujarati 0 0 0 0
Hindi 10 10 0 0
Kashmiri 0 0 0 0
Konkani 0 0 0 0
Marathi 10 10 0 0
Nepali 0 0 0 0
Oriya (Odia) 0 0 0 0
Punjabi (Panjabi) 0 10 0 0
Sindhi 0 0 0 0
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 0 0 0 0
Urdu 25 25 0 0
Iranian languages 10 10 0 0
Kurdish 10 0 0 0
Pashto 0 0 0 0
Persian (Farsi) 10 10 10 0
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0
Italic (Romance) languages 60 45 15 0
Catalan 0 0 0 0
Italian 10 0 0 0
Portuguese 0 0 0 0
Romanian 0 10 0 0
Spanish 45 30 0 0
Italic (Romance) languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0
Japanese 0 10 0 0
Kartvelian languages 0 0 0 0
Georgian 0 0 0 0
Korean 0 10 0 0
Mongolic languages 0 0 0 0
Mongolian 0 0 0 0
Niger-Congo languages 75 70 0 0
Akan (Twi) 10 0 0 0
Bamanankan 0 0 0 0
Edo 0 0 0 0
Ewe 0 0 0 0
Fulah (Pular, Pulaar, Fulfulde) 0 0 0 0
Ga 0 0 0 0
Ganda 0 0 0 0
Igbo 10 0 0 0
Lingala 0 0 0 0
Rundi (Kirundi) 0 0 0 0
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda) 0 0 0 0
Shona 15 15 0 0
Swahili 0 0 0 0
Wolof 0 0 0 0
Yoruba 15 10 0 0
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 30 30 0 0
Nilo-Saharan languages 0 0 0 0
Dinka 0 0 0 0
Nilo-Saharan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0
Sign languages 20 0 0 15
American Sign Language 10 0 0 0
Quebec Sign Language 0 0 0 0
Sign languages, n.i.e 10 0 0 10
Sino-Tibetan languages 50 40 10 0
Chinese languages 50 40 0 0
Cantonese 20 15 10 0
Hakka 0 0 0 0
Mandarin 10 10 0 0
Min Dong 0 0 0 0
Min Nan (Chaochow, Teochow, Fukien, Taiwanese) 0 0 0 0
Wu (Shanghainese) 0 0 0 0
Chinese, n.o.s. 20 15 10 0
Chinese languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0
Tibeto-Burman languages 10 0 0 0
Burmese 0 0 0 0
Karenic languages 0 0 0 0
Tibetan 0 0 0 0
Tibeto-Burman languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0
Tai-Kadai languages 0 0 0 0
Lao 0 0 0 0
Thai 0 0 0 0
Tai-Kadai languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0
Turkic languages 10 10 0 0
Azerbaijani 0 0 0 0
Turkish 0 0 0 0
Uyghur 0 0 0 0
Uzbek 0 0 0 0
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 10 0 0 0
Uralic languages 15 10 10 0
Estonian 0 0 0 0
Finnish 10 0 0 0
Hungarian 10 0 0 0
Uralic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0
Other languages, n.i.e. 10 10 0 0
Multiple responses 735 15 35 685
English and French 25 0 0 20
English and non-official language 690 10 30 650
French and non-official language 10 0 0 10
English, French and non-official language 10 0 0 10

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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

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 3

'First generation' includes persons who were born outside Canada. For the most part, these are people who are now, or once were, immigrants to Canada.

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Footnote 4

'Second generation' includes persons who were born in Canada and had at least one parent born outside Canada. For the most part, these are the children of immigrants.

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Footnote 5

'Third generation or more' includes persons who were born in Canada with both parents born in Canada.

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Footnote 6

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-X2016195.

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