Data tables, 2016 Census

First Official Language Spoken (5), Language Spoken Most Often at Home (10), Other Language(s) Spoken Regularly at Home (11), Knowledge of Official Languages (5) and Age (7) for the Population Excluding Institutional Residents of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2016 Census - 100% Data

About this variable: Language spoken most often at home (10)

Definition

Language spoken most often at home

'Language spoken most often at home' refers to the language the person speaks most often at home at the time of data collection. A person can report more than one language as 'spoken most often at home' if the languages are spoken equally often.

For a person who lives alone, the language spoken most often at home is the language in which he or she feels most comfortable. For a child who has not yet learned to speak, this is the language spoken most often to the child at home. Where two languages are spoken to the child, the language spoken most often at home is the language spoken most often. If both languages are used equally often, then both languages are included here.

Values

  1. Total - Language spoken most often at home
  2. English
  3. French
  4. Non-official language
  5. Aboriginal
  6. Non-Aboriginal
  7. English and French
  8. English and non-official language
  9. French and non-official language
  10. English, French and non-official language
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