Data tables, 2016 Census

First Official Language Spoken (7), Employment Income Statistics (7), Occupation - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 (691), Work Activity During the Reference Year (4), Age (6B) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over Who Worked in 2015, in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories and Census Metropolitan Areas, 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data

About this variable: First official language spoken (7)

Definition

First official language spoken

'First official language spoken' is specified within the framework of the Official Languages Act. It refers to the first official language (i.e., English or French) spoken by the person.

Values

  1. Total - First official language spoken
  2. English
  3. French
  4. English and French
  5. Neither English nor French
  6. Official language minority (number) Footnote 6
  7. Official language minority (percentage) Footnote 7

Footnotes

Footnote 6

The official language minority population of Quebec includes all individuals with English as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French. The official language minority population of the country overall and of every province and territory other than Quebec includes individuals with French as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French.

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Footnote 7

The official language minority population of Quebec includes all individuals with English as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French. The official language minority population of the country overall and of every province and territory other than Quebec includes individuals with French as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French.

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