Language Highlight Tables, 2016 Census

Mother tongue by age (Total), % distribution (2016) for the population excluding institutional residents of Canada, provinces and territories, 2016 Census – 100% Data The letter C inside a yellow triangle - correction Update of the 2016 Census language data

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This table shows Mother tongue by age (Total), % distribution (2016) for the population excluding institutional residents of Canada, provinces and territories, 2016 Census – 100% Data. The column headings are: Geographic name; Mother tongue - Total; Mother tongue - English; Mother tongue - French; Mother tongue - Non-official language; Mother tongue - English and French; Mother tongue - English and non-official language; Mother tongue - French and non-official language - Mother tongue - English, French and non-official language

Geographic name Mother tongue Footnote 1
Total English French Non-official language English and French English and non-official language French and non-official language English, French and non-official language
Canada 100.0 56.0 20.6 21.1 0.5 1.5 0.2 0.1
Newfoundland and Labrador 100.0 96.9 0.5 2.3 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0
Prince Edward Island 100.0 90.8 3.4 5.1 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0
Nova Scotia 100.0 91.0 3.2 4.9 0.4 0.5 0.0 0.0
New Brunswick 100.0 64.2 31.4 3.1 1.0 0.2 0.0 0.0
Quebec 100.0 7.5 77.1 13.2 0.9 0.3 0.8 0.2
Ontario 100.0 66.9 3.7 26.7 0.4 2.2 0.1 0.1
Manitoba 100.0 71.4 3.2 22.9 0.3 2.1 0.1 0.0
Saskatchewan 100.0 82.4 1.4 14.5 0.2 1.5 0.0 0.0
Alberta 100.0 74.3 1.8 21.6 0.3 1.9 0.1 0.0
British Columbia 100.0 68.9 1.2 27.6 0.2 1.9 0.0 0.0
Yukon 100.0 81.9 4.4 11.8 0.6 1.2 0.0 0.0
Northwest Territories 100.0 76.8 2.8 18.4 0.4 1.5 0.1 0.0
Nunavut 100.0 30.9 1.7 65.4 0.1 1.9 0.0 0.0
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