Census Profile, 2016 Census
Fraser Valley, Regional district [Census division], British Columbia and British Columbia [Province]

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Characteristic Fraser Valley, RD
British Columbia
[Census division]
British Columbia

[Province]
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Total Male Female Total Male Female
Counts (unless otherwise specified)
Knowledge of official languagesThe letter C inside a yellow triangle - correctionUpdate of the 2016 Census language data
Total - Knowledge of official languages for the total population excluding institutional residents - 100% dataCensus data footnote 15 291,110 143,595 147,515 4,598,415 2,255,395 2,343,015
English only 268,855 133,880 134,975 4,127,770 2,050,130 2,077,645
French only 65 30 35 1,810 820 985
English and French 13,175 5,735 7,440 314,925 140,650 174,275
Neither English nor French 9,015 3,945 5,065 153,910 63,795 90,115
First official language spokenThe letter C inside a yellow triangle - correctionUpdate of the 2016 Census language data
Total - First official language spoken for the total population excluding institutional residents - 100% dataCensus data footnote 16 291,110 143,595 147,515 4,598,415 2,255,395 2,343,020
English 279,050 138,090 140,960 4,373,330 2,156,680 2,216,655
French 2,495 1,300 1,200 55,325 27,680 27,640
English and French 670 315 350 18,000 8,315 9,685
Neither English nor French 8,885 3,890 5,000 151,760 62,720 89,040
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 17 2,830 1,460 1,375 64,325 31,840 32,480
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 17 1.0 1.0 0.9 1.4 1.4 1.4
Mother tongueThe letter C inside a yellow triangle - correctionUpdate of the 2016 Census language data
Total - Mother tongue for the total population excluding institutional residents - 100% dataCensus data footnote 18 291,110 143,595 147,515 4,598,415 2,255,400 2,343,015
Single responses 286,090 141,195 144,895 4,494,995 2,205,775 2,289,220
Official languages 224,050 111,130 112,920 3,227,535 1,614,375 1,613,160
English 221,235 109,680 111,550 3,170,110 1,585,760 1,584,355
French 2,815 1,450 1,370 57,425 28,615 28,810
Non-official languages 62,040 30,065 31,980 1,267,460 591,400 676,060
Aboriginal languages 210 95 120 8,435 3,940 4,490
Algonquian languages 55 15 30 1,050 445 605
Blackfoot 0 0 0 40 5 35
Cree-Montagnais languages 30 15 15 840 375 465
Atikamekw 0 0 0 0 0 0
Montagnais (Innu) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Moose Cree 0 0 5 5 5 0
Naskapi 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northern East Cree 0 0 0 10 0 10
Plains Cree 10 5 5 150 60 85
Southern East Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
Swampy Cree 0 0 0 25 15 10
Woods Cree 0 0 0 60 25 35
Cree, n.o.s. 20 10 15 585 270 320
Eastern Algonquian languages 5 0 0 10 5 10
Malecite 0 0 0 5 0 0
Mi'kmaq 5 0 5 10 5 5
Ojibway-Potawatomi languages 15 0 15 155 55 105
Algonquin 0 0 0 5 5 0
Ojibway 15 0 15 135 50 90
Oji-Cree 0 0 5 10 0 10
Ottawa (Odawa) 0 0 0 5 0 5
Algonquian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Athabaskan languages 15 5 10 2,310 1,045 1,260
Northern Athabaskan languages 15 0 10 2,295 1,045 1,250
Babine (Wetsuwet'en) 5 0 0 110 55 55
Beaver 0 0 0 160 75 85
Carrier 5 5 0 1,005 460 550
Chilcotin 0 0 0 650 295 355
Dene 0 0 0 90 35 50
Dogrib (Tlicho) 0 0 0 5 0 0
Gwich'in 0 0 0 15 5 10
Sarsi (Sarcee) 0 0 0 0 0 5
Sekani 0 0 0 85 40 45
Slavey-Hare languages 0 0 0 75 30 45
North Slavey (Hare) 0 0 0 5 0 0
South Slavey 0 0 0 20 5 15
Slavey, n.o.s. 0 0 0 50 25 30
Tahltan languages 0 0 0 105 45 50
Kaska (Nahani) 0 0 0 15 10 5
Tahltan 0 0 0 90 40 50
Tutchone languages 0 0 0 5 0 5
Northern Tutchone 0 0 0 5 0 0
Southern Tutchone 0 0 0 5 0 0
Athabaskan languages, n.i.e. 5 0 0 15 5 10
Haida 0 0 0 70 30 40
Inuit languages 5 0 0 80 30 55
Inuinnaqtun (Inuvialuktun) 0 0 0 10 0 10
Inuktitut 0 0 0 50 20 30
Inuit languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 20 10 10
Iroquoian languages 0 5 0 15 10 5
Cayuga 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mohawk 5 0 0 10 5 5
Oneida 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iroquoian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kutenai 0 0 0 100 55 50
Michif 0 5 0 35 20 10
Salish languages 120 60 65 2,270 1,115 1,155
Comox 0 0 5 80 45 40
Halkomelem 35 15 20 475 230 245
Lillooet 60 30 30 315 155 160
Okanagan 0 0 0 270 135 135
Shuswap (Secwepemctsin) 5 5 0 435 220 215
Squamish 0 0 0 35 20 20
Straits 0 0 0 80 40 40
Thompson (Ntlakapamux) 10 5 10 330 150 185
Salish languages, n.i.e. 0 0 5 250 130 120
Siouan languages 0 0 0 45 25 20
Dakota 0 0 0 30 15 20
Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 5
Siouan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 5 5 0
Tlingit 0 0 0 30 15 15
Tsimshian languages 0 0 5 1,460 715 740
Gitxsan (Gitksan) 0 0 0 875 435 445
Nisga'a 0 0 0 385 195 190
Tsimshian 5 0 0 195 90 110
Wakashan languages 5 5 5 795 365 435
Haisla 0 0 0 90 40 55
Heiltsuk 5 0 0 100 45 55
Kwakiutl (Kwak'wala) 0 0 0 320 140 180
Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) 0 0 0 275 135 140
Wakashan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 5 10 0
Aboriginal languages, n.o.s. 10 5 5 190 80 110
Non-Aboriginal languages 61,830 29,970 31,860 1,259,025 587,455 671,570
Afro-Asiatic languages 600 335 265 24,870 13,405 11,465
Berber languages 0 5 0 115 75 45
Kabyle 5 5 0 40 30 15
Berber languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 80 45 30
Cushitic languages 10 5 0 1,505 765 740
Bilen 0 0 0 5 0 0
Oromo 5 0 5 205 115 95
Somali 0 5 0 1,270 640 640
Cushitic languages, n.i.e. 0 5 0 20 10 15
Semitic languages 585 320 260 23,195 12,540 10,655
Amharic 15 10 10 1,370 670 700
Arabic 490 270 220 17,480 9,595 7,890
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic 10 5 5 650 315 330
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic 0 0 0 440 245 200
Harari 0 0 0 20 5 15
Hebrew 35 15 20 2,065 1,125 940
Maltese 15 5 10 215 100 115
Tigrigna 10 5 5 805 395 405
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 10 5 0 150 80 65
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 55 30 25
Austro-Asiatic languages 1,230 575 655 28,740 13,170 15,575
Khmer (Cambodian) 45 20 20 1,560 710 850
Vietnamese 1,190 555 635 27,150 12,440 14,710
Austro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 30 15 15
Austronesian languages 1,740 665 1,080 96,535 38,765 57,770
Bikol 10 5 5 375 165 215
Cebuano 95 30 60 4,065 1,565 2,505
Fijian 20 15 10 470 240 230
Hiligaynon 20 5 10 1,470 550 920
Ilocano 90 40 50 5,240 2,055 3,190
Malagasy 0 0 5 20 10 15
Malay 60 20 40 3,895 1,675 2,220
Pampangan (Kapampangan, Pampango) 5 0 0 700 320 380
Pangasinan 5 0 0 295 130 170
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 1,415 535 885 78,770 31,550 47,220
Waray-Waray 0 0 5 215 85 135
Austronesian languages, n.i.e. 25 10 10 1,015 435 580
Creole languages 75 40 35 840 440 400
Haitian Creole 10 5 5 35 20 15
Creole, n.o.s. 50 30 20 500 255 245
Creole languages, n.i.e. 15 10 10 305 155 145
Dravidian languages 180 95 90 7,500 3,995 3,510
Kannada 10 5 0 280 150 135
Malayalam 90 45 50 2,385 1,260 1,130
Tamil 40 20 20 3,615 1,875 1,740
Telugu 45 20 25 1,175 695 480
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 45 20 25
Hmong-Mien languages 5 5 5 140 75 70
Indo-European languages 51,725 25,300 26,425 588,175 286,135 302,035
Albanian 135 65 60 1,465 765 705
Armenian 40 20 15 1,195 600 600
Balto-Slavic languages 2,770 1,275 1,495 83,110 38,595 44,515
Baltic languages 35 15 15 1,070 485 585
Latvian 20 10 10 565 255 300
Lithuanian 10 5 5 505 225 280
Slavic languages 2,735 1,265 1,475 82,040 38,110 43,930
Belarusan 5 0 0 95 45 50
Bosnian 65 35 35 1,360 675 685
Bulgarian 40 15 25 2,025 955 1,070
Croatian 140 70 70 7,475 3,655 3,820
Czech 240 115 130 5,920 2,850 3,070
Macedonian 5 5 0 325 160 165
Polish 710 330 380 16,910 7,875 9,035
Russian 745 315 430 25,955 11,640 14,310
Serbian 85 50 30 7,045 3,600 3,450
Serbo-Croatian 15 10 10 1,395 670 725
Slovak 135 65 70 3,400 1,525 1,870
Slovene (Slovenian) 40 20 20 1,160 545 615
Ukrainian 505 235 270 8,630 3,730 4,900
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 15 5 10 345 175 170
Celtic languages 20 10 10 615 325 290
Scottish Gaelic 5 5 0 240 130 110
Welsh 10 5 5 280 145 135
Celtic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 95 50 45
Germanic languages 12,500 5,830 6,670 101,725 48,350 53,380
Afrikaans 250 115 135 3,260 1,655 1,610
Danish 320 155 165 4,665 2,280 2,385
Dutch 3,415 1,650 1,765 21,020 10,130 10,895
Frisian 70 40 35 295 145 145
German 8,155 3,745 4,410 66,885 31,525 35,360
Icelandic 15 5 15 275 135 145
Norwegian 120 55 65 2,005 970 1,035
Swedish 120 50 65 2,520 1,100 1,420
Vlaams (Flemish) 20 5 15 445 220 225
Yiddish 5 5 0 290 150 140
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 10 5 0 65 45 25
Greek 150 90 60 6,115 3,245 2,870
Indo-Iranian languages 32,635 16,250 16,385 297,800 147,830 149,970
Indo-Aryan languages 32,155 15,990 16,165 251,000 124,260 126,740
Bengali 30 20 10 3,180 1,665 1,510
Gujarati 115 60 50 6,895 3,290 3,605
Hindi 775 360 420 26,720 12,910 13,810
Kashmiri 5 5 5 65 35 25
Konkani 5 5 0 255 130 125
Marathi 10 5 0 620 325 295
Nepali 25 15 10 1,155 620 540
Oriya (Odia) 0 0 0 70 35 35
Punjabi (Panjabi) 30,845 15,345 15,500 198,805 98,525 100,285
Sindhi 10 10 5 1,675 780 895
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 55 25 25 1,675 845 830
Urdu 285 145 135 9,885 5,090 4,795
Iranian languages 455 250 205 46,390 23,355 23,035
Kurdish 65 35 25 1,765 945 825
Pashto 10 5 5 1,155 615 535
Persian (Farsi) 380 210 170 43,470 21,795 21,675
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 25 15 15 410 220 195
Italic (Romance) languages 3,480 1,750 1,735 96,135 46,430 49,710
Catalan 5 5 0 160 85 75
Italian 430 240 190 22,680 11,445 11,230
Portuguese 385 180 205 17,450 8,240 9,210
Romanian 580 305 280 8,730 4,250 4,480
Spanish 2,080 1,025 1,055 47,010 22,335 24,675
Italic (Romance) languages, n.i.e. 5 5 0 105 65 40
Japanese 395 145 245 21,350 7,195 14,150
Kartvelian languages 0 5 0 85 50 35
Georgian 0 0 0 85 50 40
Korean 1,725 815 910 52,160 23,495 28,670
Mongolic languages 5 0 0 360 150 205
Mongolian 5 0 5 360 155 210
Niger-Congo languages 175 90 85 3,725 1,875 1,850
Akan (Twi) 15 10 0 495 275 220
Bamanankan 0 0 0 10 5 5
Edo 5 0 0 85 50 35
Ewe 5 0 0 85 45 35
Fulah (Pular, Pulaar, Fulfulde) 0 0 0 45 25 20
Ga 5 0 5 45 20 25
Ganda 5 0 5 90 45 45
Igbo 5 5 5 245 145 105
Lingala 0 0 0 80 30 45
Rundi (Kirundi) 0 0 0 115 50 60
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda) 0 0 5 155 70 80
Shona 10 5 5 215 100 115
Swahili 55 30 30 805 400 405
Wolof 0 0 0 50 25 25
Yoruba 30 15 10 330 185 150
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 50 20 25 885 410 480
Nilo-Saharan languages 35 20 20 340 175 165
Dinka 15 5 5 105 60 45
Nilo-Saharan languages, n.i.e. 20 10 15 240 115 125
Sign languages 80 45 35 1,155 610 545
American Sign Language 25 15 10 470 230 240
Quebec Sign Language 0 0 0 5 0 5
Sign languages, n.i.e 55 25 25 690 380 305
Sino-Tibetan languages 2,610 1,240 1,370 410,920 187,725 223,190
Chinese languages 2,585 1,220 1,365 408,415 186,455 221,960
Cantonese 770 390 380 193,530 89,325 104,210
Hakka 30 15 15 2,325 1,010 1,315
Mandarin 1,515 685 825 186,325 84,370 101,955
Min Dong 0 0 0 230 105 120
Min Nan (Chaochow, Teochow, Fukien, Taiwanese) 100 45 55 11,210 4,995 6,215
Wu (Shanghainese) 30 15 10 4,540 1,995 2,545
Chinese, n.o.s. 145 65 80 10,050 4,570 5,480
Chinese languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 205 85 120
Tibeto-Burman languages 25 15 10 2,500 1,265 1,230
Burmese 5 5 0 1,125 580 545
Karenic languages 20 10 10 815 395 425
Tibetan 0 0 0 330 175 160
Tibeto-Burman languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 230 120 110
Tai-Kadai languages 305 130 170 3,985 1,335 2,650
Lao 225 115 115 1,100 550 550
Thai 80 25 55 2,865 775 2,090
Tai-Kadai languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 20 10 15
Turkic languages 70 40 30 4,140 2,295 1,845
Azerbaijani 0 0 0 530 290 235
Turkish 60 40 20 3,145 1,790 1,360
Uyghur 0 0 0 170 85 85
Uzbek 0 0 0 105 50 55
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 5 5 5 190 80 110
Uralic languages 855 420 430 13,490 6,285 7,205
Estonian 30 10 20 705 295 410
Finnish 250 110 140 3,760 1,555 2,200
Hungarian 575 300 275 9,025 4,435 4,590
Uralic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other languages, n.i.e. 20 10 15 500 280 225
Multiple responses 5,020 2,405 2,615 103,415 49,625 53,795
English and French 500 210 295 10,065 4,815 5,250
English and non-official language 4,360 2,115 2,240 89,135 42,820 46,315
French and non-official language 75 35 40 2,100 1,040 1,065
English, French and non-official language 80 45 40 2,115 950 1,165
Language spoken most often at homeThe letter C inside a yellow triangle - correctionUpdate of the 2016 Census language data
Total - Language spoken most often at home for the total population excluding institutional residents - 100% dataCensus data footnote 19 291,110 143,595 147,510 4,598,415 2,255,395 2,343,015
Single responses 279,575 137,930 141,645 4,365,875 2,145,020 2,220,855
Official languages 245,850 121,345 124,505 3,648,500 1,807,825 1,840,675
English 245,345 121,110 124,230 3,631,700 1,799,625 1,832,075
French 510 240 275 16,795 8,195 8,605
Non-official languages 33,730 16,590 17,140 717,375 337,200 380,180
Aboriginal languages 30 10 15 1,565 765 795
Algonquian languages 5 5 5 105 50 55
Blackfoot 0 0 0 0 5 0
Cree-Montagnais languages 5 0 0 85 40 45
Atikamekw 0 0 0 0 0 0
Montagnais (Innu) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Moose Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
Naskapi 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northern East Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
Plains Cree 0 0 0 15 10 10
Southern East Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
Swampy Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
Woods Cree 0 0 0 0 0 5
Cree, n.o.s. 0 0 0 60 30 30
Eastern Algonquian languages 0 0 0 5 0 0
Malecite 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 5 0 0
Ojibway-Potawatomi languages 0 0 0 10 5 5
Algonquin 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ojibway 5 5 0 15 5 5
Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ottawa (Odawa) 0 0 0 5 0 0
Algonquian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Athabaskan languages 0 0 0 610 290 320
Northern Athabaskan languages 0 0 0 605 290 315
Babine (Wetsuwet'en) 0 0 0 20 10 10
Beaver 0 0 0 40 20 20
Carrier 0 0 0 245 110 130
Chilcotin 0 0 0 260 125 130
Dene 0 0 0 15 5 10
Dogrib (Tlicho) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gwich'in 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sarsi (Sarcee) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sekani 0 0 0 15 10 5
Slavey-Hare languages 0 0 0 10 5 5
North Slavey (Hare) 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Slavey 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slavey, n.o.s. 0 0 0 10 5 5
Tahltan languages 0 0 0 5 0 5
Kaska (Nahani) 0 0 0 5 0 0
Tahltan 0 0 0 5 0 0
Tutchone languages 0 0 0 0 5 0
Northern Tutchone 0 0 0 0 0 0
Southern Tutchone 0 0 0 0 0 0
Athabaskan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Haida 0 0 0 10 5 5
Inuit languages 0 0 0 10 5 5
Inuinnaqtun (Inuvialuktun) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inuktitut 0 0 0 10 0 5
Inuit languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 5
Iroquoian languages 0 5 0 0 0 0
Cayuga 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mohawk 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oneida 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iroquoian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kutenai 0 0 0 15 10 5
Michif 0 0 0 0 5 0
Salish languages 20 10 15 275 130 150
Comox 0 0 0 0 0 0
Halkomelem 5 0 5 50 20 30
Lillooet 10 5 5 25 15 15
Okanagan 0 0 0 85 35 45
Shuswap (Secwepemctsin) 0 0 0 50 30 20
Squamish 0 0 0 5 5 0
Straits 0 0 0 25 10 15
Thompson (Ntlakapamux) 5 0 0 20 10 10
Salish languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 20 10 10
Siouan languages 0 0 0 15 10 5
Dakota 0 0 0 10 10 5
Stoney 0 0 0 5 5 0
Siouan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tlingit 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tsimshian languages 0 0 0 405 215 195
Gitxsan (Gitksan) 0 0 0 310 155 155
Nisga'a 0 0 0 70 45 25
Tsimshian 0 0 0 25 15 10
Wakashan languages 0 0 0 75 40 35
Haisla 0 0 0 20 10 15
Heiltsuk 0 0 0 5 5 0
Kwakiutl (Kwak'wala) 0 0 0 25 10 10
Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) 0 0 0 30 15 10
Wakashan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aboriginal languages, n.o.s. 0 0 0 45 15 25
Non-Aboriginal languages 33,700 16,575 17,125 715,815 336,435 379,380
Afro-Asiatic languages 320 160 160 13,990 7,065 6,920
Berber languages 0 0 0 45 25 20
Kabyle 0 0 0 20 10 15
Berber languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 25 15 10
Cushitic languages 0 0 0 770 355 415
Bilen 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oromo 0 0 0 90 50 45
Somali 0 0 0 665 300 360
Cushitic languages, n.i.e. 5 0 5 15 5 10
Semitic languages 320 160 160 13,155 6,680 6,475
Amharic 5 0 5 600 275 320
Arabic 285 145 145 10,415 5,335 5,080
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic 5 0 0 405 195 210
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic 0 0 5 310 165 145
Harari 0 0 0 10 5 5
Hebrew 10 5 5 900 465 440
Maltese 5 5 0 15 5 10
Tigrigna 5 5 0 410 190 225
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 5 5 5 95 45 50
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 20 10 10
Austro-Asiatic languages 840 380 460 17,870 8,305 9,560
Khmer (Cambodian) 10 5 5 800 375 420
Vietnamese 830 375 455 17,055 7,920 9,130
Austro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 15 10 5
Austronesian languages 580 275 300 40,605 17,945 22,660
Bikol 5 0 5 75 30 35
Cebuano 25 10 10 1,305 585 715
Fijian 5 5 0 110 65 55
Hiligaynon 10 5 5 415 175 240
Ilocano 20 10 10 1,615 695 930
Malagasy 0 0 0 10 5 10
Malay 10 0 5 1,120 510 605
Pampangan (Kapampangan, Pampango) 0 0 0 150 70 80
Pangasinan 0 0 0 55 25 30
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 505 240 260 35,375 15,600 19,770
Waray-Waray 0 0 0 55 25 35
Austronesian languages, n.i.e. 5 0 0 310 150 160
Creole languages 15 10 10 335 150 180
Haitian Creole 0 0 0 0 0 5
Creole, n.o.s. 15 5 5 235 105 130
Creole languages, n.i.e. 5 0 5 95 50 45
Dravidian languages 95 40 55 3,940 1,995 1,940
Kannada 0 0 0 110 55 60
Malayalam 55 20 35 1,225 615 605
Tamil 20 10 15 2,055 1,025 1,030
Telugu 25 10 10 535 295 240
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 15 5 10
Hmong-Mien languages 5 0 0 55 25 30
Indo-European languages 28,210 13,930 14,275 282,090 137,135 144,955
Albanian 35 20 15 695 335 360
Armenian 20 5 10 545 240 305
Balto-Slavic languages 860 415 445 31,640 15,150 16,490
Baltic languages 5 0 5 210 90 115
Latvian 5 0 5 80 30 50
Lithuanian 0 0 0 125 60 65
Slavic languages 855 415 440 31,430 15,060 16,370
Belarusan 0 0 0 15 5 5
Bosnian 20 10 15 595 300 300
Bulgarian 10 5 5 1,035 485 550
Croatian 20 10 10 2,235 1,055 1,180
Czech 55 30 30 1,595 800 795
Macedonian 0 0 0 150 75 75
Polish 225 115 110 5,690 2,720 2,970
Russian 375 170 205 13,310 6,290 7,020
Serbian 30 15 15 3,695 1,870 1,825
Serbo-Croatian 5 0 0 500 235 265
Slovak 40 20 20 1,000 480 520
Slovene (Slovenian) 5 0 0 145 65 85
Ukrainian 75 40 35 1,430 665 765
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 5 0 5 40 20 20
Celtic languages 0 0 0 70 40 30
Scottish Gaelic 0 0 0 35 20 10
Welsh 0 0 0 25 10 10
Celtic languages, n.i.e. 5 0 0 5 5 5
Germanic languages 1,525 690 835 14,430 6,870 7,555
Afrikaans 125 55 70 1,475 715 760
Danish 15 5 10 305 145 160
Dutch 285 130 155 1,895 890 1,005
Frisian 5 0 5 10 5 5
German 1,070 480 590 10,085 4,795 5,295
Icelandic 0 5 0 75 35 35
Norwegian 5 0 0 140 60 80
Swedish 10 5 10 360 170 195
Vlaams (Flemish) 5 0 5 50 30 20
Yiddish 0 0 0 10 10 5
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 5 0 0 15 5 5
Greek 40 20 25 2,010 975 1,035
Indo-Iranian languages 24,355 12,060 12,295 194,590 95,380 99,215
Indo-Aryan languages 24,090 11,920 12,175 164,185 80,610 83,575
Bengali 10 0 5 1,815 895 920
Gujarati 40 15 20 2,970 1,320 1,645
Hindi 385 185 195 12,310 5,890 6,425
Kashmiri 5 0 0 10 5 5
Konkani 0 0 0 40 25 25
Marathi 5 0 0 270 140 130
Nepali 10 5 5 665 345 320
Oriya (Odia) 0 0 0 35 20 15
Punjabi (Panjabi) 23,470 11,620 11,850 139,080 68,565 70,515
Sindhi 5 0 0 615 270 345
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 15 5 10 675 330 340
Urdu 150 70 75 5,705 2,825 2,880
Iranian languages 250 130 120 30,205 14,665 15,540
Kurdish 35 20 15 1,080 540 535
Pashto 0 5 5 700 350 350
Persian (Farsi) 210 110 100 28,420 13,765 14,660
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 15 10 5 200 100 100
Italic (Romance) languages 1,370 725 640 38,110 18,145 19,970
Catalan 0 0 0 65 35 35
Italian 45 20 25 5,200 2,245 2,955
Portuguese 70 35 35 6,725 3,140 3,580
Romanian 280 140 145 3,800 1,830 1,970
Spanish 975 535 440 22,310 10,900 11,410
Italic (Romance) languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 20 5 10
Japanese 155 75 75 9,860 4,070 5,790
Kartvelian languages 0 0 0 30 15 10
Georgian 0 0 0 30 15 15
Korean 1,365 630 735 38,605 17,785 20,820
Mongolic languages 5 0 0 170 80 90
Mongolian 0 5 0 165 80 85
Niger-Congo languages 35 20 20 960 430 530
Akan (Twi) 0 5 0 150 80 65
Bamanankan 0 0 0 5 5 5
Edo 0 0 0 15 10 10
Ewe 0 0 0 20 5 10
Fulah (Pular, Pulaar, Fulfulde) 0 0 0 20 5 10
Ga 5 0 0 5 5 0
Ganda 0 0 0 10 5 5
Igbo 0 0 0 40 20 15
Lingala 0 0 0 35 15 20
Rundi (Kirundi) 0 0 0 55 20 40
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda) 0 0 0 60 25 35
Shona 5 0 5 65 25 40
Swahili 15 5 5 200 90 115
Wolof 0 0 0 20 10 10
Yoruba 5 0 0 60 30 35
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 10 0 5 200 85 120
Nilo-Saharan languages 30 10 15 140 60 75
Dinka 15 5 0 55 30 20
Nilo-Saharan languages, n.i.e. 20 10 10 85 30 55
Sign languages 100 50 45 1,535 850 685
American Sign Language 20 10 5 455 230 225
Quebec Sign Language 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sign languages, n.i.e 80 40 45 1,080 615 460
Sino-Tibetan languages 1,600 805 795 299,420 137,555 161,865
Chinese languages 1,580 795 785 297,675 136,670 161,000
Cantonese 415 215 200 137,075 62,545 74,525
Hakka 10 5 5 700 295 410
Mandarin 1,050 520 530 146,435 67,695 78,740
Min Dong 0 0 0 65 25 35
Min Nan (Chaochow, Teochow, Fukien, Taiwanese) 25 10 15 4,820 2,185 2,630
Wu (Shanghainese) 10 5 5 2,595 1,195 1,400
Chinese, n.o.s. 70 35 40 5,885 2,680 3,205
Chinese languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 105 45 55
Tibeto-Burman languages 20 10 5 1,745 885 865
Burmese 0 5 0 720 375 350
Karenic languages 20 10 5 725 355 370
Tibetan 0 0 0 205 110 90
Tibeto-Burman languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 90 45 45
Tai-Kadai languages 125 60 60 1,380 595 785
Lao 100 50 50 460 225 235
Thai 20 10 10 920 370 545
Tai-Kadai languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 10 5 5
Turkic languages 35 20 15 1,695 880 815
Azerbaijani 0 0 0 195 105 95
Turkish 35 20 15 1,310 685 630
Uyghur 0 0 0 95 50 50
Uzbek 0 0 0 45 25 20
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 5 0 0 40 20 25
Uralic languages 180 90 90 3,005 1,415 1,590
Estonian 0 0 0 95 40 55
Finnish 50 25 25 725 325 400
Hungarian 130 65 65 2,185 1,050 1,130
Uralic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other languages, n.i.e. 5 5 5 145 70 75
Multiple responses 11,530 5,665 5,870 232,540 110,375 122,165
English and French 285 120 170 6,155 2,970 3,185
English and non-official language 11,075 5,475 5,600 222,670 105,750 116,920
French and non-official language 30 15 20 650 290 360
English, French and non-official language 140 55 80 3,065 1,365 1,700
Other language spoken regularly at homeThe letter C inside a yellow triangle - correctionUpdate of the 2016 Census language data
Total - Other language(s) spoken regularly at home for the total population excluding institutional residents - 100% dataCensus data footnote 20 291,110 143,595 147,515 4,598,415 2,255,400 2,343,015
None 263,865 130,370 133,490 3,931,210 1,940,390 1,990,820
English 11,135 5,640 5,500 274,535 132,990 141,545
French 1,870 805 1,065 41,020 18,435 22,590
Non-official language 13,890 6,610 7,280 340,930 158,590 182,345
Aboriginal 175 80 95 7,985 3,765 4,215
Non-Aboriginal 13,720 6,535 7,180 332,945 154,820 178,125
English and French 50 25 25 1,195 545 650
English and non-official language 150 75 75 5,660 2,655 3,005
French and non-official language 140 65 80 3,765 1,745 2,020
English, French and non-official language 5 5 5 100 45 50
Knowledge of languagesThe letter C inside a yellow triangle - correctionUpdate of the 2016 Census language data
Total - Knowledge of languages for the population in private households - 25% sample dataCensus data footnote 44 288,765 142,560 146,200 4,560,235 2,237,490 2,322,745
Official languages 279,790 138,660 141,130 4,407,125 2,173,840 2,233,285
English 279,695 138,615 141,080 4,405,380 2,173,040 2,232,340
French 13,160 5,685 7,480 314,225 140,085 174,140
Non-official languages 74,120 35,860 38,255 1,546,550 727,200 819,355
Aboriginal languages 400 165 230 17,190 8,115 9,075
Algonquian languages 50 15 35 1,950 905 1,045
Blackfoot 0 0 0 35 0 35
Cree-Montagnais languages 40 15 25 1,600 795 805
Atikamekw 0 0 0 0 0 0
Montagnais (Innu) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Moose Cree 10 0 0 15 0 10
Naskapi 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northern East Cree 0 0 0 10 0 10
Plains Cree 0 0 10 345 160 180
Southern East Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
Swampy Cree 0 0 0 55 25 30
Woods Cree 10 0 0 80 45 40
Cree, n.o.s. 20 15 15 1,090 560 525
Eastern Algonquian languages 0 0 0 30 20 10
Malecite 0 0 0 10 10 0
Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 25 15 0
Ojibway-Potawatomi languages 15 0 15 310 100 205
Algonquin 0 0 0 20 0 15
Ojibway 10 0 10 275 95 180
Oji-Cree 0 0 10 15 0 15
Ottawa (Odawa) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Algonquian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Athabaskan languages 15 10 10 4,375 2,050 2,330
Northern Athabaskan languages 10 0 10 4,345 2,035 2,315
Babine (Wetsuwet'en) 0 0 0 200 100 95
Beaver 0 0 0 255 130 130
Carrier 0 0 0 2,045 940 1,110
Chilcotin 0 0 0 1,130 525 605
Dene 10 0 10 130 55 80
Dogrib (Tlicho) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gwich'in 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sarsi (Sarcee) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sekani 0 0 0 185 85 100
Slavey-Hare languages 0 0 0 125 60 75
North Slavey (Hare) 0 0 0 10 0 10
South Slavey 0 0 0 25 15 10
Slavey, n.o.s. 0 0 0 105 45 60
Tahltan languages 0 0 0 290 155 130
Kaska (Nahani) 0 0 0 35 20 15
Tahltan 0 0 0 250 135 120
Tutchone languages 0 0 0 10 0 10
Northern Tutchone 0 0 0 0 0 10
Southern Tutchone 0 0 0 10 0 0
Athabaskan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 30 15 10
Haida 0 10 0 455 195 255
Inuit languages 0 0 0 170 70 95
Inuinnaqtun (Inuvialuktun) 0 0 0 20 10 10
Inuktitut 0 0 0 120 50 70
Inuit languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 35 15 25
Iroquoian languages 0 10 0 30 10 15
Cayuga 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mohawk 10 0 0 25 10 15
Oneida 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iroquoian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 10 0
Kutenai 10 0 0 170 95 80
Michif 10 0 10 110 50 60
Salish languages 265 105 160 5,660 2,690 2,970
Comox 0 0 0 185 75 105
Halkomelem 115 35 80 1,045 470 570
Lillooet 95 45 50 790 405 385
Okanagan 0 0 0 805 360 445
Shuswap (Secwepemctsin) 15 10 10 1,280 630 650
Squamish 10 0 10 280 125 155
Straits 0 0 0 360 160 200
Thompson (Ntlakapamux) 25 15 15 440 220 220
Salish languages, n.i.e. 10 10 10 540 280 260
Siouan languages 10 0 0 55 20 35
Dakota 0 0 0 30 15 15
Stoney 0 0 0 10 10 10
Siouan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 15 10 10
Tlingit 0 0 0 60 40 20
Tsimshian languages 0 0 0 2,685 1,330 1,350
Gitxsan (Gitksan) 0 0 0 1,275 635 645
Nisga'a 0 0 0 1,035 535 500
Tsimshian 0 0 0 405 180 230
Wakashan languages 10 0 0 1,460 670 795
Haisla 0 0 0 175 65 105
Heiltsuk 0 0 0 120 50 70
Kwakiutl (Kwak'wala) 10 0 0 590 275 315
Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) 0 0 0 560 265 295
Wakashan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 20 15 10
Aboriginal languages, n.o.s. 45 25 20 240 105 135
Non-Aboriginal languages 73,725 35,700 38,025 1,529,635 719,190 810,440
Afro-Asiatic languages 1,015 580 430 35,115 18,585 16,530
Berber languages 10 10 0 145 95 45
Kabyle 0 10 0 65 40 25
Berber languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 80 60 20
Cushitic languages 0 0 10 2,070 955 1,120
Bilen 0 0 0 20 10 15
Oromo 0 0 0 245 140 110
Somali 10 0 10 1,800 815 985
Cushitic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 10 0 10
Semitic languages 1,000 585 420 33,110 17,660 15,460
Amharic 15 10 10 2,095 1,050 1,045
Arabic 835 485 350 24,230 13,180 11,050
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic 45 25 15 760 370 390
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic 15 10 10 570 285 285
Harari 0 0 0 55 35 20
Hebrew 95 60 30 5,450 2,805 2,645
Maltese 30 15 20 315 155 155
Tigrigna 15 10 0 1,055 560 495
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 15 0 0 300 160 140
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 10 0 10 170 85 85
Austro-Asiatic languages 1,395 685 710 35,915 17,130 18,785
Khmer (Cambodian) 75 45 30 1,875 850 1,020
Vietnamese 1,325 640 685 34,140 16,295 17,840
Austro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 55 30 25
Austronesian languages 2,280 810 1,470 125,425 51,215 74,210
Bikol 0 10 0 530 215 310
Cebuano 140 35 105 5,365 2,000 3,370
Fijian 25 15 10 1,095 655 440
Hiligaynon 30 10 20 1,685 710 975
Ilocano 55 20 40 6,450 2,480 3,970
Malagasy 0 10 0 25 15 10
Malay 95 45 50 7,495 3,480 4,010
Pampangan (Kapampangan, Pampango) 10 0 10 855 365 495
Pangasinan 0 0 0 480 205 275
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 2,105 720 1,385 113,265 45,455 67,805
Waray-Waray 0 0 0 320 130 195
Austronesian languages, n.i.e. 45 25 15 1,515 740 775
Creole languages 150 95 55 2,485 1,320 1,165
Haitian Creole 25 10 20 135 55 75
Creole, n.o.s. 105 70 35 1,310 730 585
Creole languages, n.i.e. 15 15 0 1,055 540 515
Dravidian languages 220 100 115 10,390 5,485 4,905
Kannada 10 0 0 510 250 265
Malayalam 80 40 45 3,350 1,795 1,550
Tamil 115 65 55 5,445 2,830 2,610
Telugu 45 15 25 1,720 970 750
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 85 30 55
Hmong-Mien languages 0 0 0 165 85 80
Indo-European languages 61,445 30,080 31,365 764,815 371,760 393,060
Albanian 210 105 100 1,640 840 795
Armenian 60 35 25 1,680 845 835
Balto-Slavic languages 3,265 1,510 1,760 94,050 44,710 49,340
Baltic languages 25 10 15 1,030 515 520
Latvian 20 10 10 555 290 265
Lithuanian 10 10 10 475 220 250
Slavic languages 3,240 1,500 1,745 93,235 44,305 48,940
Belarusan 10 10 0 245 115 125
Bosnian 120 60 60 2,075 1,020 1,050
Bulgarian 80 30 50 2,430 1,105 1,325
Croatian 155 80 75 10,685 5,255 5,430
Czech 285 135 150 7,480 3,665 3,815
Macedonian 0 0 0 400 220 185
Polish 800 335 465 19,175 8,980 10,190
Russian 1,015 450 565 33,990 15,850 18,135
Serbian 160 85 70 9,110 4,625 4,485
Serbo-Croatian 25 15 10 1,525 770 750
Slovak 220 120 100 4,270 2,045 2,225
Slovene (Slovenian) 35 25 10 1,375 610 760
Ukrainian 635 285 345 10,740 4,835 5,905
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 10 0 10 420 215 205
Celtic languages 60 35 30 1,855 990 865
Scottish Gaelic 25 15 10 660 395 265
Welsh 10 0 10 345 145 195
Celtic languages, n.i.e. 25 20 10 860 450 410
Germanic languages 14,215 6,665 7,550 136,685 65,350 71,335
Afrikaans 450 215 235 7,670 3,875 3,800
Danish 345 155 185 5,510 2,490 3,020
Dutch 4,060 1,940 2,125 24,060 11,520 12,550
Frisian 110 60 50 465 230 240
German 9,160 4,340 4,830 95,005 45,840 49,165
Icelandic 25 0 15 405 210 195
Norwegian 170 75 95 2,845 1,425 1,415
Swedish 190 85 110 4,825 2,125 2,695
Vlaams (Flemish) 35 10 25 545 270 275
Yiddish 0 0 0 505 225 280
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 15 15 0 155 95 60
Greek 280 175 110 9,095 4,725 4,370
Indo-Iranian languages 37,770 18,960 18,810 363,205 181,340 181,865
Indo-Aryan languages 37,445 18,770 18,675 311,955 155,465 156,490
Bengali 25 20 15 3,670 1,885 1,785
Gujarati 175 105 65 11,500 5,455 6,050
Hindi 4,620 2,240 2,385 81,330 39,950 41,380
Kashmiri 10 0 10 60 30 25
Konkani 0 0 0 415 215 200
Marathi 30 15 10 1,475 780 695
Nepali 20 0 10 1,485 725 760
Oriya (Odia) 0 0 0 70 40 30
Punjabi (Panjabi) 35,980 18,055 17,925 244,485 122,450 122,035
Sindhi 20 15 10 3,300 1,415 1,885
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 105 60 50 2,430 1,265 1,170
Urdu 555 300 260 16,750 8,840 7,915
Iranian languages 355 200 155 52,300 26,435 25,870
Kurdish 75 45 30 2,225 1,185 1,040
Pashto 15 10 0 1,660 940 725
Persian (Farsi) 300 160 130 49,835 25,135 24,690
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 45 15 30 935 490 450
Italic (Romance) languages 6,685 3,175 3,515 177,685 83,505 94,185
Catalan 0 0 0 395 210 180
Italian 850 425 420 37,475 18,075 19,400
Portuguese 655 340 320 23,260 11,060 12,200
Romanian 625 290 335 10,045 4,945 5,105
Spanish 4,780 2,225 2,555 115,115 53,215 61,900
Italic (Romance) languages, n.i.e. 10 10 0 380 245 140
Japanese 860 400 465 36,990 15,955 21,040
Kartvelian languages 10 0 0 115 55 60
Georgian 10 0 0 115 55 55
Korean 2,010 950 1,060 57,490 26,310 31,180
Mongolic languages 0 0 0 370 170 200
Mongolian 10 10 0 370 165 195
Niger-Congo languages 375 190 190 8,025 4,130 3,895
Akan (Twi) 20 10 0 630 350 280
Bamanankan 0 0 0 30 20 15
Edo 15 10 10 145 80 60
Ewe 0 0 0 135 90 45
Fulah (Pular, Pulaar, Fulfulde) 10 0 10 105 30 70
Ga 0 0 0 150 95 50
Ganda 0 0 10 165 80 85
Igbo 10 0 0 425 240 185
Lingala 0 0 10 280 125 150
Rundi (Kirundi) 0 0 0 125 45 75
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda) 0 0 0 290 125 165
Shona 25 10 15 415 220 195
Swahili 130 65 70 3,365 1,785 1,575
Wolof 0 0 0 50 25 30
Yoruba 80 35 45 885 455 435
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 125 70 55 1,835 840 1,000
Nilo-Saharan languages 40 15 25 405 210 200
Dinka 20 10 15 85 50 35
Nilo-Saharan languages, n.i.e. 25 0 15 325 155 165
Sign languages 510 185 335 7,545 2,865 4,680
American Sign Language 235 90 140 3,860 1,280 2,575
Quebec Sign Language 0 0 0 10 0 0
Sign languages, n.i.e. 275 90 190 3,780 1,615 2,160
Sino-Tibetan languages 2,995 1,445 1,555 457,595 211,220 246,375
Chinese languages 2,950 1,410 1,535 454,885 209,850 245,030
Cantonese 950 455 500 234,445 108,485 125,960
Hakka 25 15 10 2,715 1,290 1,430
Mandarin 2,090 965 1,130 265,635 119,995 145,640
Min Dong 0 0 0 130 55 75
Min Nan (Chaochow, Teochow, Fukien, Taiwanese) 135 65 70 16,410 7,230 9,185
Wu (Shanghainese) 20 10 10 5,600 2,445 3,155
Chinese, n.o.s. 140 75 65 10,380 4,725 5,650
Chinese languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 200 75 120
Tibeto-Burman languages 50 35 15 3,000 1,500 1,505
Burmese 0 0 0 1,490 730 755
Karenic languages 50 35 10 955 485 465
Tibetan 0 0 0 375 205 165
Tibeto-Burman languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 330 150 180
Tai-Kadai languages 505 235 265 5,635 2,190 3,450
Lao 385 200 190 1,630 735 890
Thai 160 55 105 4,275 1,535 2,740
Tai-Kadai languages, n.i.e. 10 0 0 10 10 0
Turkic languages 130 85 45 6,785 3,685 3,095
Azerbaijani 0 0 0 945 510 435
Turkish 115 75 40 5,585 3,025 2,555
Uyghur 0 0 0 115 60 55
Uzbek 0 0 0 170 95 75
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 15 10 10 275 140 130
Uralic languages 805 365 440 15,280 7,095 8,185
Estonian 20 10 20 780 350 425
Finnish 265 125 140 4,030 1,640 2,385
Hungarian 515 235 280 10,495 5,100 5,395
Uralic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 10 10 10 10
Other languages, n.i.e. 35 15 25 1,045 575 470

Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population.

How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2017. Fraser Valley, RD [Census division], British Columbia and British Columbia [Province] (table). Census Profile. 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-X2016001. Ottawa. Released November 29, 2017.
https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed January 21, 2021).

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