Census Profile, 2016 Census
Ottawa, City [Census subdivision], Ontario and Ottawa, Census division [Census division], Ontario

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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 15 923,375 449,335 474,040 923,370 449,335 474,035
English only 549,395 279,175 270,220 549,395 279,175 270,220
French only 12,680 5,075 7,610 12,680 5,070 7,610
English and French 347,510 159,620 187,890 347,510 159,620 187,885
Neither English nor French 13,790 5,465 8,320 13,790 5,465 8,320
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 16 923,370 449,335 474,035 923,375 449,330 474,035
English 749,725 370,365 379,360 749,720 370,360 379,360
French 138,900 63,600 75,300 138,900 63,600 75,300
English and French 21,300 10,070 11,230 21,300 10,070 11,230
Neither English nor French 13,445 5,295 8,150 13,445 5,295 8,145
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 17 149,550 68,635 80,915 149,555 68,635 80,915
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 17 16.2 15.3 17.1 16.2 15.3 17.1
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 18 923,375 449,330 474,040 923,370 449,330 474,040
Single responses 889,715 433,335 456,385 889,715 433,335 456,380
Official languages 689,300 338,895 350,405 689,295 338,895 350,405
English 562,070 280,205 281,870 562,075 280,200 281,870
French 127,225 58,690 68,530 127,220 58,695 68,535
Non-official languages 200,420 94,440 105,975 200,420 94,440 105,975
Aboriginal languages 650 245 405 650 245 405
Algonquian languages 280 115 165 280 115 165
Blackfoot 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cree-Montagnais languages 155 70 85 155 70 85
Atikamekw 0 0 0 0 0 0
Montagnais (Innu) 0 0 5 5 0 0
Moose Cree 5 5 5 5 5 0
Naskapi 10 5 5 5 5 5
Northern East Cree 20 15 5 20 10 5
Plains Cree 10 5 5 10 5 5
Southern East Cree 5 0 0 5 0 5
Swampy Cree 25 10 15 25 10 15
Woods Cree 5 5 0 5 5 0
Cree, n.o.s. 75 35 40 75 35 45
Eastern Algonquian languages 20 5 10 20 10 10
Malecite 5 5 0 5 5 0
Mi'kmaq 15 10 10 20 5 10
Ojibway-Potawatomi languages 105 35 65 100 35 65
Algonquin 25 10 15 25 10 20
Ojibway 70 25 45 65 25 45
Oji-Cree 10 5 5 5 0 5
Ottawa (Odawa) 5 0 0 0 5 5
Algonquian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 5 0 0
Athabaskan languages 5 0 5 5 5 5
Northern Athabaskan languages 10 0 5 5 0 5
Babine (Wetsuwet'en) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Beaver 0 0 0 0 0 0
Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chilcotin 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dene 5 0 5 10 0 5
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 0 0 0
Slavey-Hare languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
North Slavey (Hare) 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Slavey 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slavey, n.o.s. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tahltan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kaska (Nahani) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tahltan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tutchone languages 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 0
Inuit languages 330 110 215 325 110 220
Inuinnaqtun (Inuvialuktun) 5 0 0 0 0 0
Inuktitut 295 95 200 295 95 200
Inuit languages, n.i.e. 30 15 15 25 10 15
Iroquoian languages 25 10 15 30 15 15
Cayuga 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mohawk 20 10 15 25 10 10
Oneida 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iroquoian languages, n.i.e. 5 0 5 5 0 5
Kutenai 0 0 0 0 0 0
Michif 0 0 0 5 0 0
Salish languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Comox 0 0 0 0 0 0
Halkomelem 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lillooet 0 0 0 0 0 0
Okanagan 0 0 0 0 0 5
Shuswap (Secwepemctsin) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Squamish 0 0 0 0 0 0
Straits 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thompson (Ntlakapamux) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salish languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Siouan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dakota 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
Siouan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tlingit 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tsimshian languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gitxsan (Gitksan) 5 0 5 0 0 0
Nisga'a 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tsimshian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wakashan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Haisla 0 0 0 0 0 0
Heiltsuk 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kwakiutl (Kwak'wala) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wakashan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aboriginal languages, n.o.s. 5 5 0 5 5 5
Non-Aboriginal languages 199,765 94,195 105,575 199,765 94,195 105,575
Afro-Asiatic languages 44,350 22,200 22,150 44,350 22,200 22,145
Berber languages 375 195 180 375 195 180
Kabyle 250 130 120 245 130 115
Berber languages, n.i.e. 130 65 60 130 70 60
Cushitic languages 6,660 2,870 3,785 6,665 2,875 3,785
Bilen 50 25 25 50 25 25
Oromo 215 120 95 215 120 95
Somali 6,300 2,680 3,615 6,305 2,685 3,615
Cushitic languages, n.i.e. 90 40 50 95 40 50
Semitic languages 37,255 19,100 18,160 37,255 19,100 18,155
Amharic 1,455 680 770 1,455 680 770
Arabic 34,295 17,670 16,625 34,295 17,670 16,625
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic 75 35 45 75 35 45
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic 10 5 5 10 5 5
Harari 60 30 30 55 25 30
Hebrew 355 190 160 355 190 165
Maltese 30 10 20 30 10 20
Tigrigna 905 440 460 905 440 465
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 75 35 35 75 40 40
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 55 30 25 55 30 25
Austro-Asiatic languages 7,045 3,225 3,815 7,040 3,230 3,815
Khmer (Cambodian) 1,100 485 610 1,100 485 615
Vietnamese 5,930 2,735 3,195 5,935 2,735 3,195
Austro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e 10 5 10 10 5 10
Austronesian languages 7,785 2,835 4,950 7,785 2,835 4,945
Bikol 30 15 15 30 15 20
Cebuano 370 120 245 365 125 240
Fijian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hiligaynon 110 35 75 110 40 75
Ilocano 575 225 345 575 225 345
Malagasy 55 25 25 55 25 30
Malay 395 160 235 395 160 235
Pampangan (Kapampangan, Pampango) 25 10 15 25 5 15
Pangasinan 30 15 15 25 15 15
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 6,035 2,170 3,865 6,035 2,170 3,865
Waray-Waray 45 15 30 40 15 30
Austronesian languages, n.i.e. 120 40 75 120 40 80
Creole languages 4,175 1,745 2,435 4,175 1,745 2,430
Haitian Creole 290 130 160 290 130 165
Creole, n.o.s. 3,705 1,535 2,170 3,705 1,530 2,175
Creole languages, n.i.e. 180 85 95 180 85 95
Dravidian languages 3,805 1,965 1,840 3,805 1,965 1,840
Kannada 225 115 105 220 115 110
Malayalam 660 345 315 660 345 315
Tamil 2,415 1,230 1,185 2,415 1,225 1,185
Telugu 485 270 220 490 270 220
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 20 15 10 25 15 10
Hmong-Mien languages 0 0 0 0 5 0
Indo-European languages 87,105 41,440 45,665 87,105 41,445 45,670
Albanian 660 325 335 660 320 335
Armenian 465 235 230 465 240 225
Balto-Slavic languages 20,270 9,080 11,190 20,270 9,080 11,190
Baltic languages 455 200 260 455 195 265
Latvian 250 110 140 250 115 135
Lithuanian 210 85 125 210 85 120
Slavic languages 19,815 8,885 10,930 19,810 8,885 10,930
Belarusan 40 20 20 40 20 20
Bosnian 600 275 325 600 275 330
Bulgarian 845 390 455 850 395 455
Croatian 1,005 460 540 1,000 465 535
Czech 915 405 505 915 405 505
Macedonian 65 25 40 60 30 35
Polish 5,525 2,485 3,035 5,525 2,485 3,035
Russian 6,150 2,680 3,470 6,155 2,680 3,470
Serbian 1,705 810 890 1,705 815 890
Serbo-Croatian 515 255 260 515 255 260
Slovak 570 260 315 575 260 315
Slovene (Slovenian) 210 85 125 210 85 120
Ukrainian 1,630 695 935 1,635 700 935
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 35 20 15 40 20 15
Celtic languages 110 50 60 115 55 60
Scottish Gaelic 45 25 20 40 25 20
Welsh 50 15 35 50 20 35
Celtic languages, n.i.e. 20 10 10 15 10 10
Germanic languages 8,680 3,980 4,705 8,680 3,980 4,700
Afrikaans 160 80 85 160 75 80
Danish 295 135 165 300 135 165
Dutch 2,215 1,060 1,150 2,215 1,065 1,155
Frisian 40 20 20 35 15 20
German 5,275 2,345 2,930 5,275 2,340 2,935
Icelandic 20 10 10 20 5 10
Norwegian 135 60 75 135 55 75
Swedish 275 140 135 275 145 135
Vlaams (Flemish) 75 35 45 75 35 40
Yiddish 175 95 75 180 100 75
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 15 5 10 15 5 10
Greek 2,110 1,105 1,005 2,115 1,105 1,005
Indo-Iranian languages 26,965 13,585 13,375 26,970 13,590 13,375
Indo-Aryan languages 18,345 9,255 9,085 18,345 9,255 9,090
Bengali 3,255 1,615 1,645 3,260 1,615 1,640
Gujarati 1,470 760 710 1,470 760 705
Hindi 2,875 1,470 1,400 2,875 1,470 1,400
Kashmiri 20 10 10 25 10 10
Konkani 105 55 50 105 55 55
Marathi 290 150 140 290 145 140
Nepali 925 440 485 925 440 485
Oriya (Odia) 40 20 20 40 20 15
Punjabi (Panjabi) 3,880 1,995 1,885 3,880 1,995 1,880
Sindhi 270 120 145 265 125 145
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 810 395 420 810 390 420
Urdu 4,410 2,220 2,180 4,405 2,225 2,185
Iranian languages 8,530 4,280 4,250 8,530 4,275 4,255
Kurdish 655 335 315 655 340 310
Pashto 1,025 520 510 1,025 520 510
Persian (Farsi) 6,850 3,420 3,430 6,850 3,420 3,430
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 95 60 40 95 60 40
Italic (Romance) languages 27,840 13,070 14,770 27,840 13,070 14,765
Catalan 30 15 15 30 15 15
Italian 9,030 4,470 4,560 9,030 4,470 4,560
Portuguese 4,205 1,970 2,240 4,205 1,970 2,240
Romanian 2,560 1,165 1,400 2,565 1,165 1,400
Spanish 11,985 5,445 6,540 11,985 5,445 6,540
Italic (Romance) languages, n.i.e. 25 10 10 25 15 10
Japanese 990 300 685 990 300 690
Kartvelian languages 35 15 20 30 10 20
Georgian 30 15 25 30 10 25
Korean 2,065 875 1,185 2,065 875 1,185
Mongolic languages 35 15 15 30 15 15
Mongolian 30 15 20 35 15 15
Niger-Congo languages 5,380 2,360 3,020 5,380 2,360 3,015
Akan (Twi) 355 175 180 355 175 180
Bamanankan 75 30 50 75 30 45
Edo 35 20 20 35 15 20
Ewe 75 30 50 75 25 50
Fulah (Pular, Pulaar, Fulfulde) 100 45 55 100 50 55
Ga 60 30 30 60 30 25
Ganda 125 55 65 125 60 65
Igbo 180 90 95 180 90 90
Lingala 320 120 205 320 120 205
Rundi (Kirundi) 840 360 475 840 360 480
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda) 650 235 420 650 235 415
Shona 110 40 70 110 40 70
Swahili 1,100 485 615 1,095 490 615
Wolof 80 35 45 80 40 45
Yoruba 240 125 110 235 125 115
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 1,030 485 545 1,030 485 550
Nilo-Saharan languages 305 140 165 305 140 165
Dinka 90 45 45 90 40 45
Nilo-Saharan languages, n.i.e. 220 95 120 215 95 120
Sign languages 220 105 120 225 105 120
American Sign Language 75 30 50 80 30 45
Quebec Sign Language 10 0 0 5 5 5
Sign languages, n.i.e 140 75 65 135 75 65
Sino-Tibetan languages 31,945 14,835 17,105 31,945 14,840 17,105
Chinese languages 31,130 14,445 16,690 31,130 14,440 16,690
Cantonese 10,160 4,775 5,380 10,160 4,775 5,380
Hakka 155 65 90 155 65 90
Mandarin 18,575 8,565 10,010 18,575 8,570 10,005
Min Dong 50 25 25 50 20 30
Min Nan (Chaochow, Teochow, Fukien, Taiwanese) 725 315 410 725 315 410
Wu (Shanghainese) 445 205 240 440 200 240
Chinese, n.o.s. 1,010 485 520 1,010 485 525
Chinese languages, n.i.e. 20 10 10 15 10 10
Tibeto-Burman languages 815 395 420 810 395 415
Burmese 225 120 110 230 115 110
Karenic languages 325 155 165 325 155 170
Tibetan 95 50 40 95 50 40
Tibeto-Burman languages, n.i.e. 170 75 95 170 75 95
Tai-Kadai languages 690 245 445 690 245 445
Lao 345 155 190 345 155 190
Thai 345 90 255 340 90 255
Tai-Kadai languages, n.i.e 5 5 0 0 0 5
Turkic languages 1,645 835 815 1,645 835 815
Azerbaijani 120 70 55 120 70 50
Turkish 1,390 705 685 1,390 705 685
Uyghur 10 5 5 10 5 5
Uzbek 65 30 40 65 30 35
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 60 30 35 65 30 30
Uralic languages 2,055 965 1,085 2,055 965 1,085
Estonian 150 70 80 155 70 80
Finnish 300 120 185 305 120 180
Hungarian 1,595 775 825 1,595 770 825
Uralic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other languages, n.i.e. 140 85 60 140 80 60
Multiple responses 33,660 16,000 17,655 33,655 16,000 17,655
English and French 12,295 5,825 6,475 12,295 5,825 6,475
English and non-official language 15,135 7,340 7,795 15,130 7,335 7,795
French and non-official language 3,815 1,730 2,085 3,820 1,730 2,085
English, French and non-official language 2,415 1,110 1,300 2,410 1,110 1,305
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 19 923,370 449,335 474,040 923,370 449,330 474,040
Single responses 866,210 422,345 443,870 866,215 422,345 443,870
Official languages 766,810 375,540 391,270 766,805 375,535 391,270
English 680,895 336,595 344,305 680,895 336,595 344,305
French 85,910 38,945 46,965 85,910 38,945 46,970
Non-official languages 99,400 46,805 52,600 99,400 46,805 52,595
Aboriginal languages 210 90 125 210 90 125
Algonquian languages 70 35 40 75 30 40
Blackfoot 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cree-Montagnais languages 55 20 35 55 20 35
Atikamekw 0 0 0 0 0 0
Montagnais (Innu) 5 0 5 5 0 5
Moose Cree 0 0 0 5 0 0
Naskapi 5 5 0 5 5 0
Northern East Cree 5 5 10 10 0 5
Plains Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
Southern East Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
Swampy Cree 5 5 5 10 0 5
Woods Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cree, n.o.s. 30 15 15 25 10 15
Eastern Algonquian languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malecite 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mi'kmaq 5 0 0 5 0 0
Ojibway-Potawatomi languages 15 5 5 10 10 5
Algonquin 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ojibway 15 10 5 10 5 5
Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ottawa (Odawa) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Algonquian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Athabaskan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northern Athabaskan languages 0 5 0 0 0 0
Babine (Wetsuwet'en) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Beaver 0 0 0 0 0 0
Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chilcotin 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dene 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 0 0 0
Slavey-Hare languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
North Slavey (Hare) 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Slavey 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slavey, n.o.s. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tahltan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kaska (Nahani) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tahltan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tutchone languages 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 0
Inuit languages 130 55 75 135 55 80
Inuinnaqtun (Inuvialuktun) 0 0 5 5 0 5
Inuktitut 120 45 70 120 50 70
Inuit languages, n.i.e. 15 5 10 15 10 10
Iroquoian languages 0 5 0 5 5 5
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 0 0 0
Michif 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salish languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Comox 0 0 0 0 0 0
Halkomelem 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lillooet 0 0 0 0 0 0
Okanagan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shuswap (Secwepemctsin) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Squamish 0 0 0 0 0 0
Straits 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thompson (Ntlakapamux) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salish languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Siouan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dakota 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
Siouan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tlingit 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tsimshian languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gitxsan (Gitksan) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nisga'a 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tsimshian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wakashan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Haisla 0 0 0 0 0 0
Heiltsuk 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kwakiutl (Kwak'wala) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wakashan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aboriginal languages, n.o.s. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Non-Aboriginal languages 99,190 46,715 52,480 99,195 46,715 52,475
Afro-Asiatic languages 24,665 11,855 12,810 24,665 11,855 12,810
Berber languages 220 110 115 220 105 110
Kabyle 180 85 95 185 85 95
Berber languages, n.i.e. 40 20 15 35 20 15
Cushitic languages 3,860 1,580 2,275 3,855 1,580 2,275
Bilen 30 15 10 30 15 10
Oromo 130 70 60 130 70 65
Somali 3,645 1,475 2,165 3,640 1,475 2,165
Cushitic languages, n.i.e. 60 20 35 55 25 35
Semitic languages 20,580 10,165 10,415 20,580 10,165 10,420
Amharic 845 400 445 840 400 445
Arabic 19,105 9,455 9,645 19,100 9,455 9,645
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic 40 15 20 35 15 20
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic 0 0 0 0 0 0
Harari 20 5 10 20 10 10
Hebrew 135 80 60 135 75 60
Maltese 5 0 5 5 0 0
Tigrigna 415 195 220 415 195 220
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 25 15 15 25 10 10
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 10 5 5 10 5 5
Austro-Asiatic languages 4,140 1,895 2,245 4,140 1,895 2,240
Khmer (Cambodian) 460 200 265 465 195 260
Vietnamese 3,680 1,700 1,980 3,680 1,700 1,980
Austro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e 5 5 0 5 5 5
Austronesian languages 3,335 1,395 1,940 3,335 1,395 1,940
Bikol 5 5 0 0 5 0
Cebuano 125 55 70 125 55 70
Fijian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hiligaynon 40 15 25 45 15 30
Ilocano 230 105 120 230 105 120
Malagasy 10 10 10 15 10 5
Malay 120 50 70 120 50 70
Pampangan (Kapampangan, Pampango) 5 5 5 5 0 5
Pangasinan 10 5 5 10 5 5
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 2,745 1,130 1,615 2,745 1,130 1,610
Waray-Waray 15 5 5 10 5 10
Austronesian languages, n.i.e. 40 20 20 40 15 25
Creole languages 1,825 745 1,080 1,825 745 1,080
Haitian Creole 155 70 90 155 65 85
Creole, n.o.s. 1,605 645 960 1,605 645 960
Creole languages, n.i.e. 65 30 35 70 30 35
Dravidian languages 1,845 915 935 1,845 910 940
Kannada 75 45 35 75 45 35
Malayalam 280 150 135 280 150 135
Tamil 1,285 615 665 1,285 615 665
Telugu 195 105 90 195 105 90
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 10 5 5 5 0 5
Hmong-Mien languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Indo-European languages 37,270 17,645 19,625 37,275 17,650 19,625
Albanian 295 140 155 300 140 155
Armenian 205 95 110 205 95 110
Balto-Slavic languages 8,925 4,195 4,730 8,920 4,195 4,730
Baltic languages 105 45 60 105 45 60
Latvian 55 25 35 55 25 30
Lithuanian 45 25 25 50 20 25
Slavic languages 8,815 4,150 4,670 8,815 4,145 4,670
Belarusan 20 10 10 20 10 10
Bosnian 305 150 150 305 150 155
Bulgarian 400 190 210 400 190 210
Croatian 330 150 180 330 150 180
Czech 205 100 110 205 95 110
Macedonian 15 10 5 15 5 5
Polish 1,995 915 1,075 1,995 915 1,075
Russian 3,625 1,690 1,935 3,620 1,695 1,935
Serbian 1,005 500 505 1,000 495 505
Serbo-Croatian 200 105 95 200 100 95
Slovak 195 90 105 195 90 100
Slovene (Slovenian) 25 10 15 25 10 15
Ukrainian 505 230 275 510 235 275
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 5 5 0 5 5 5
Celtic languages 10 5 0 10 10 0
Scottish Gaelic 5 5 5 5 5 0
Welsh 0 0 0 5 0 0
Celtic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic languages 915 415 495 915 420 495
Afrikaans 35 20 20 40 20 20
Danish 25 10 10 20 10 15
Dutch 145 70 80 145 65 75
Frisian 0 0 0 5 0 0
German 625 275 355 630 275 350
Icelandic 0 0 0 0 0 0
Norwegian 10 5 10 15 5 5
Swedish 55 35 20 55 35 15
Vlaams (Flemish) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yiddish 15 10 5 15 5 5
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greek 625 300 325 620 295 325
Indo-Iranian languages 14,665 7,155 7,510 14,670 7,155 7,510
Indo-Aryan languages 9,590 4,740 4,850 9,590 4,745 4,850
Bengali 1,945 940 1,010 1,945 935 1,010
Gujarati 605 310 300 610 310 300
Hindi 1,285 650 635 1,285 650 635
Kashmiri 5 5 0 5 0 5
Konkani 35 15 20 35 15 20
Marathi 110 50 60 110 50 60
Nepali 730 360 375 735 355 370
Oriya (Odia) 15 5 5 10 5 5
Punjabi (Panjabi) 2,190 1,105 1,085 2,190 1,110 1,085
Sindhi 65 30 40 60 25 35
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 390 190 195 385 190 195
Urdu 2,215 1,090 1,125 2,215 1,090 1,125
Iranian languages 5,055 2,400 2,655 5,055 2,400 2,655
Kurdish 370 195 175 370 190 180
Pashto 645 310 335 645 310 335
Persian (Farsi) 4,040 1,895 2,140 4,040 1,895 2,140
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 25 15 10 25 15 10
Italic (Romance) languages 11,635 5,340 6,295 11,635 5,340 6,295
Catalan 15 5 10 20 5 10
Italian 2,500 1,110 1,390 2,500 1,110 1,390
Portuguese 1,850 870 980 1,850 865 985
Romanian 1,190 555 635 1,195 555 635
Spanish 6,070 2,795 3,270 6,070 2,800 3,270
Italic (Romance) languages, n.i.e. 5 0 5 0 0 5
Japanese 385 140 250 385 135 245
Kartvelian languages 5 5 5 10 5 5
Georgian 5 5 5 10 5 5
Korean 1,140 530 615 1,145 525 615
Mongolic languages 15 10 5 15 10 5
Mongolian 15 10 5 15 10 5
Niger-Congo languages 1,480 660 820 1,480 655 825
Akan (Twi) 125 60 65 125 60 65
Bamanankan 10 5 10 15 5 10
Edo 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ewe 20 5 15 25 5 10
Fulah (Pular, Pulaar, Fulfulde) 25 15 15 25 10 15
Ga 15 5 5 10 10 10
Ganda 30 10 20 30 10 20
Igbo 55 25 25 55 25 30
Lingala 65 20 45 70 20 50
Rundi (Kirundi) 265 135 135 265 130 130
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda) 230 80 150 230 80 150
Shona 20 10 10 20 15 10
Swahili 380 175 210 380 175 205
Wolof 30 15 15 30 15 15
Yoruba 55 30 25 55 30 25
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 150 70 80 150 65 80
Nilo-Saharan languages 80 35 40 80 35 40
Dinka 25 15 10 25 15 15
Nilo-Saharan languages, n.i.e. 50 20 30 50 20 30
Sign languages 305 165 145 310 165 145
American Sign Language 105 50 60 105 50 60
Quebec Sign Language 10 5 5 15 5 5
Sign languages, n.i.e 195 115 85 195 110 85
Sino-Tibetan languages 21,045 9,955 11,090 21,040 9,955 11,090
Chinese languages 20,465 9,680 10,790 20,465 9,680 10,785
Cantonese 5,840 2,685 3,155 5,840 2,685 3,155
Hakka 50 15 30 45 15 30
Mandarin 13,455 6,435 7,020 13,450 6,435 7,020
Min Dong 15 5 5 15 10 10
Min Nan (Chaochow, Teochow, Fukien, Taiwanese) 280 115 165 285 115 170
Wu (Shanghainese) 250 120 130 250 120 130
Chinese, n.o.s. 575 300 275 575 300 275
Chinese languages, n.i.e. 5 5 5 5 0 5
Tibeto-Burman languages 580 275 305 580 275 305
Burmese 145 65 80 150 65 75
Karenic languages 250 120 130 250 120 130
Tibetan 70 35 35 70 40 35
Tibeto-Burman languages, n.i.e. 115 50 65 110 50 65
Tai-Kadai languages 260 100 160 260 100 155
Lao 165 70 95 165 70 95
Thai 95 30 65 95 30 65
Tai-Kadai languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turkic languages 855 415 440 855 420 440
Azerbaijani 50 25 30 50 25 30
Turkish 745 360 380 745 360 385
Uyghur 5 5 0 0 5 0
Uzbek 35 15 20 35 15 20
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 20 15 5 15 15 5
Uralic languages 500 240 265 500 235 265
Estonian 20 10 15 20 10 10
Finnish 35 15 20 35 15 20
Hungarian 445 210 230 445 210 235
Uralic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other languages, n.i.e. 35 20 15 35 20 10
Multiple responses 57,160 26,990 30,170 57,165 26,990 30,170
English and French 12,480 5,755 6,725 12,480 5,755 6,725
English and non-official language 36,690 17,710 18,980 36,690 17,710 18,980
French and non-official language 3,305 1,395 1,910 3,305 1,395 1,910
English, French and non-official language 4,685 2,130 2,560 4,685 2,125 2,555
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 20 923,375 449,335 474,040 923,375 449,335 474,040
None 705,915 348,065 357,855 705,915 348,060 357,855
English 80,960 38,220 42,740 80,960 38,225 42,740
French 59,935 27,450 32,490 59,935 27,450 32,485
Non-official language 67,655 31,565 36,095 67,655 31,565 36,095
Aboriginal 405 150 255 405 150 255
Non-Aboriginal 67,250 31,410 35,840 67,255 31,410 35,840
English and French 2,595 1,220 1,380 2,600 1,220 1,380
English and non-official language 2,415 1,125 1,290 2,415 1,125 1,285
French and non-official language 3,800 1,645 2,150 3,800 1,645 2,150
English, French and non-official language 90 50 45 90 50 45
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 44 916,860 446,515 470,340 916,855 446,515 470,340
Official languages 903,135 441,100 462,040 903,135 441,100 462,040
English 890,735 436,340 454,390 890,730 436,345 454,390
French 358,165 163,500 194,670 358,170 163,505 194,670
Non-official languages 276,220 129,510 146,705 276,220 129,515 146,710
Aboriginal languages 1,135 430 710 1,140 430 705
Algonquian languages 490 195 290 490 195 295
Blackfoot 10 0 10 0 0 10
Cree-Montagnais languages 210 80 125 210 85 125
Atikamekw 0 0 0 0 0 0
Montagnais (Innu) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Moose Cree 10 0 0 0 0 10
Naskapi 20 10 10 20 10 10
Northern East Cree 30 15 15 30 15 15
Plains Cree 10 10 0 10 10 10
Southern East Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
Swampy Cree 55 15 35 55 15 35
Woods Cree 15 10 10 15 10 10
Cree, n.o.s. 85 35 50 80 35 50
Eastern Algonquian languages 30 15 15 30 20 15
Malecite 10 10 0 10 10 0
Mi'kmaq 20 10 15 25 10 10
Ojibway-Potawatomi languages 260 100 160 260 100 160
Algonquin 45 25 25 45 20 20
Ojibway 195 70 125 195 75 125
Oji-Cree 10 0 10 15 0 10
Ottawa (Odawa) 10 0 0 0 0 0
Algonquian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Athabaskan languages 15 10 10 15 0 10
Northern Athabaskan languages 15 0 15 15 10 15
Babine (Wetsuwet'en) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Beaver 0 0 0 0 0 0
Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chilcotin 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dene 15 0 10 10 10 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 0 0 0
Slavey-Hare languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
North Slavey (Hare) 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Slavey 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slavey, n.o.s. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tahltan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kaska (Nahani) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tahltan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tutchone languages 0 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 0
Inuit languages 585 220 365 580 220 365
Inuinnaqtun (Inuvialuktun) 10 0 10 10 0 10
Inuktitut 530 200 325 530 200 325
Inuit languages, n.i.e. 45 20 30 50 15 30
Iroquoian languages 55 15 40 55 15 40
Cayuga 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mohawk 55 15 35 55 15 40
Oneida 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iroquoian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kutenai 0 0 0 0 0 0
Michif 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salish languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Comox 0 0 0 0 0 0
Halkomelem 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lillooet 0 0 0 0 0 0
Okanagan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shuswap (Secwepemctsin) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Squamish 0 0 0 0 0 0
Straits 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thompson (Ntlakapamux) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salish languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Siouan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dakota 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
Siouan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tlingit 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tsimshian languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gitxsan (Gitksan) 10 0 10 10 0 0
Nisga'a 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tsimshian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wakashan languages 10 0 0 10 0 0
Haisla 0 0 0 0 0 0
Heiltsuk 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kwakiutl (Kwak'wala) 0 10 0 10 10 0
Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wakashan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aboriginal languages, n.o.s. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Non-Aboriginal languages 275,145 129,115 146,035 275,145 129,110 146,030
Afro-Asiatic languages 61,550 30,865 30,680 61,550 30,865 30,685
Berber languages 540 285 260 545 285 255
Kabyle 420 220 195 415 220 195
Berber languages, n.i.e. 120 65 60 120 65 60
Cushitic languages 9,300 4,165 5,140 9,305 4,160 5,140
Bilen 90 55 35 90 55 35
Oromo 380 170 210 380 175 210
Somali 8,770 3,900 4,870 8,770 3,895 4,875
Cushitic languages, n.i.e. 135 50 85 135 55 80
Semitic languages 52,710 26,895 25,815 52,705 26,900 25,815
Amharic 1,980 945 1,040 1,980 945 1,040
Arabic 48,135 24,675 23,460 48,135 24,675 23,460
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic 80 30 50 80 30 50
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic 0 0 0 0 0 0
Harari 40 25 15 35 25 15
Hebrew 1,865 1,010 855 1,870 1,010 860
Maltese 65 25 40 60 25 40
Tigrigna 1,175 490 680 1,170 490 680
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 240 150 90 240 150 90
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 135 65 75 135 65 75
Austro-Asiatic languages 8,690 4,100 4,590 8,695 4,100 4,595
Khmer (Cambodian) 1,525 680 845 1,525 680 840
Vietnamese 7,215 3,440 3,770 7,210 3,445 3,775
Austro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 10 0 0 10 0 10
Austronesian languages 10,155 3,770 6,390 10,160 3,765 6,390
Bikol 25 10 20 30 10 15
Cebuano 565 210 355 570 210 355
Fijian 10 0 10 10 0 10
Hiligaynon 165 55 110 165 55 110
Ilocano 705 300 405 700 300 400
Malagasy 105 55 45 100 50 50
Malay 615 270 345 615 270 345
Pampangan (Kapampangan, Pampango) 65 20 40 65 20 40
Pangasinan 55 20 35 60 25 35
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 9,095 3,300 5,795 9,095 3,300 5,795
Waray-Waray 35 0 30 35 10 30
Austronesian languages, n.i.e. 110 50 60 110 55 60
Creole languages 9,360 3,920 5,440 9,355 3,925 5,435
Haitian Creole 450 165 280 445 165 280
Creole, n.o.s. 8,325 3,490 4,835 8,325 3,490 4,835
Creole languages, n.i.e. 630 275 350 625 280 350
Dravidian languages 5,060 2,555 2,505 5,060 2,550 2,505
Kannada 465 235 235 465 235 235
Malayalam 835 375 460 835 375 460
Tamil 3,330 1,700 1,630 3,330 1,700 1,625
Telugu 795 420 375 795 420 375
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 30 20 10 30 20 10
Hmong-Mien languages 10 10 0 0 0 0
Indo-European languages 130,605 61,380 69,225 130,605 61,380 69,225
Albanian 785 385 410 785 380 405
Armenian 665 350 315 665 350 310
Balto-Slavic languages 24,530 11,210 13,325 24,535 11,205 13,325
Baltic languages 530 225 305 530 225 305
Latvian 260 105 155 260 110 155
Lithuanian 270 120 150 270 120 145
Slavic languages 24,095 11,010 13,080 24,090 11,010 13,080
Belarusan 125 60 60 125 60 65
Bosnian 1,025 470 555 1,030 475 555
Bulgarian 1,050 490 560 1,050 485 560
Croatian 1,830 905 930 1,830 900 930
Czech 1,315 570 750 1,320 570 750
Macedonian 95 35 65 95 30 60
Polish 6,530 2,970 3,560 6,530 2,970 3,565
Russian 9,135 4,205 4,925 9,135 4,205 4,930
Serbian 2,080 1,015 1,065 2,075 1,010 1,065
Serbo-Croatian 560 290 270 560 290 270
Slovak 910 380 530 910 385 525
Slovene (Slovenian) 265 120 140 265 125 140
Ukrainian 2,290 960 1,330 2,285 960 1,330
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 50 10 40 55 15 40
Celtic languages 395 190 205 395 190 205
Scottish Gaelic 150 80 75 155 80 80
Welsh 85 30 55 90 35 50
Celtic languages, n.i.e. 155 85 70 160 85 75
Germanic languages 16,750 7,935 8,810 16,750 7,940 8,815
Afrikaans 405 200 205 405 200 205
Danish 425 195 235 425 195 235
Dutch 2,855 1,330 1,520 2,850 1,330 1,520
Frisian 55 15 35 55 20 35
German 12,205 5,800 6,400 12,200 5,800 6,405
Icelandic 45 20 20 45 25 20
Norwegian 345 145 200 345 145 205
Swedish 605 295 310 600 295 310
Vlaams (Flemish) 80 40 40 80 35 45
Yiddish 355 185 175 355 185 175
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 25 15 10 20 15 0
Greek 3,090 1,545 1,545 3,090 1,545 1,550
Indo-Iranian languages 35,320 17,915 17,410 35,320 17,915 17,405
Indo-Aryan languages 25,805 13,125 12,675 25,805 13,125 12,680
Bengali 4,250 2,180 2,070 4,250 2,180 2,070
Gujarati 2,275 1,220 1,050 2,275 1,220 1,050
Hindi 10,335 5,355 4,980 10,340 5,350 4,980
Kashmiri 10 10 10 10 0 0
Konkani 140 75 65 140 75 65
Marathi 565 310 255 560 310 255
Nepali 1,275 640 635 1,275 640 635
Oriya (Odia) 75 45 30 70 45 30
Punjabi (Panjabi) 6,235 3,220 3,015 6,235 3,220 3,015
Sindhi 495 220 280 500 220 275
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 1,065 485 580 1,070 485 585
Urdu 7,175 3,600 3,570 7,175 3,600 3,575
Iranian languages 10,040 5,075 4,965 10,040 5,075 4,965
Kurdish 755 395 355 755 395 355
Pashto 1,400 755 645 1,400 755 645
Persian (Farsi) 8,665 4,340 4,325 8,665 4,340 4,320
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 200 120 80 200 120 85
Italic (Romance) languages 54,440 24,435 30,005 54,440 24,435 30,005
Catalan 80 30 45 80 30 50
Italian 15,500 7,400 8,105 15,500 7,400 8,105
Portuguese 6,120 2,990 3,125 6,115 2,995 3,125
Romanian 2,880 1,345 1,535 2,875 1,345 1,535
Spanish 33,075 14,180 18,890 33,070 14,175 18,890
Italic (Romance) languages, n.i.e. 105 65 40 105 65 40
Japanese 2,510 1,185 1,325 2,505 1,185 1,320
Kartvelian languages 40 15 20 40 20 20
Georgian 40 15 25 40 15 25
Korean 2,580 1,090 1,490 2,580 1,095 1,490
Mongolic languages 40 20 20 40 25 20
Mongolian 40 25 20 40 25 20
Niger-Congo languages 10,520 4,640 5,880 10,520 4,640 5,880
Akan (Twi) 630 330 300 630 330 300
Bamanankan 155 70 85 160 70 85
Edo 95 40 60 95 40 60
Ewe 205 80 125 205 85 125
Fulah (Pular, Pulaar, Fulfulde) 165 70 95 165 65 95
Ga 165 85 80 165 85 80
Ganda 215 65 145 210 65 145
Igbo 300 165 135 300 165 135
Lingala 1,720 720 1,000 1,720 720 1,000
Rundi (Kirundi) 1,530 615 915 1,530 610 915
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda) 970 360 615 970 360 615
Shona 175 60 115 175 60 115
Swahili 3,040 1,325 1,715 3,035 1,325 1,710
Wolof 200 110 95 205 110 95
Yoruba 755 400 355 755 400 355
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 2,265 1,035 1,230 2,265 1,035 1,230
Nilo-Saharan languages 325 140 185 320 140 185
Dinka 190 85 105 185 85 105
Nilo-Saharan languages, n.i.e. 135 55 80 135 50 80
Sign languages 1,630 655 975 1,630 655 975
American Sign Language 875 305 570 880 310 570
Quebec Sign Language 75 15 55 75 15 60
Sign languages, n.i.e. 715 350 365 715 350 365
Sino-Tibetan languages 36,395 17,190 19,210 36,400 17,190 19,210
Chinese languages 35,510 16,765 18,745 35,510 16,765 18,745
Cantonese 12,700 6,015 6,685 12,700 6,015 6,685
Hakka 265 125 140 265 125 140
Mandarin 24,495 11,310 13,185 24,495 11,310 13,185
Min Dong 40 20 25 40 20 25
Min Nan (Chaochow, Teochow, Fukien, Taiwanese) 1,035 465 565 1,035 460 565
Wu (Shanghainese) 415 205 215 415 205 210
Chinese, n.o.s. 1,010 535 475 1,010 535 475
Chinese languages, n.i.e. 25 15 15 25 10 15
Tibeto-Burman languages 925 440 480 920 445 480
Burmese 305 145 160 305 140 160
Karenic languages 365 185 180 370 185 185
Tibetan 50 30 25 55 30 20
Tibeto-Burman languages, n.i.e. 365 150 205 360 150 205
Tai-Kadai languages 1,005 410 600 1,005 410 600
Lao 460 200 255 460 200 255
Thai 610 230 385 610 230 385
Tai-Kadai languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turkic languages 2,405 1,195 1,210 2,405 1,195 1,210
Azerbaijani 140 80 60 140 80 60
Turkish 2,070 1,035 1,040 2,075 1,035 1,035
Uyghur 45 25 15 40 25 15
Uzbek 80 20 60 80 20 60
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 125 65 60 125 60 65
Uralic languages 2,585 1,255 1,330 2,585 1,255 1,330
Estonian 245 115 130 240 115 125
Finnish 480 220 260 480 220 260
Hungarian 1,875 925 950 1,875 925 950
Uralic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other languages, n.i.e. 380 250 130 380 245 130

Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population.

How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2017. Ottawa, CV [Census subdivision], Ontario and Ottawa, CDR [Census division], Ontario (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 September 26, 2020).

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