Data tables, 2016 Census

First Official Language Spoken (7), Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (15), Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration (11), Individual Low-income Status (6), Low-income Indicators (4), Work Activity During the Reference Year (4A) and Sex and Age (15) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over in Private Households for Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 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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