Census Profile, 2016 Census
Burnaby, City [Census subdivision], British Columbia and Greater Vancouver, Regional district [Census division], British Columbia

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Characteristic Burnaby, CY
British Columbia
[Census subdivision]
Greater Vancouver, RD
British Columbia
[Census division]
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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 15 230,930 112,935 118,000 2,440,145 1,191,670 1,248,470
English only 202,685 100,785 101,905 2,130,565 1,058,310 1,072,260
French only 110 50 60 1,110 530 580
English and French 12,155 5,560 6,595 172,140 76,650 95,500
Neither English nor French 15,985 6,545 9,435 136,320 56,185 80,135
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 16 230,935 112,935 118,000 2,440,145 1,191,670 1,248,470
English 211,730 104,790 106,940 2,265,310 1,116,840 1,148,470
French 1,775 925 845 25,710 12,825 12,875
English and French 1,645 765 880 14,470 6,635 7,835
Neither English nor French 15,780 6,450 9,335 134,655 55,370 79,285
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 17 2,600 1,315 1,290 32,940 16,145 16,795
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 17 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.4 1.3
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 18 230,930 112,935 118,000 2,440,145 1,191,675 1,248,470
Single responses 222,230 108,750 113,480 2,361,890 1,153,910 1,207,980
Official languages 93,495 48,940 44,555 1,341,640 678,670 662,970
English 91,850 48,090 43,765 1,316,640 666,170 650,470
French 1,645 855 785 25,005 12,505 12,500
Non-official languages 128,740 59,815 68,925 1,020,250 475,240 545,015
Aboriginal languages 70 25 40 860 390 470
Algonquian languages 25 5 20 315 135 180
Blackfoot 0 0 0 25 0 20
Cree-Montagnais languages 20 10 10 220 105 115
Atikamekw 0 0 0 0 0 0
Montagnais (Innu) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Moose Cree 0 0 0 5 5 0
Naskapi 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northern East Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
Plains Cree 5 0 0 40 15 25
Southern East Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
Swampy Cree 5 0 5 15 10 5
Woods Cree 0 0 0 20 15 10
Cree, n.o.s. 10 5 10 145 70 80
Eastern Algonquian languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malecite 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 0 0 5
Ojibway-Potawatomi languages 5 0 5 70 25 40
Algonquin 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ojibway 5 0 5 65 25 35
Oji-Cree 5 0 0 5 0 5
Ottawa (Odawa) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Algonquian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Athabaskan languages 20 10 5 105 50 55
Northern Athabaskan languages 15 5 5 105 45 55
Babine (Wetsuwet'en) 0 0 5 5 0 5
Beaver 0 0 0 0 0 0
Carrier 0 5 0 40 15 20
Chilcotin 5 5 0 25 15 10
Dene 10 5 5 20 5 10
Dogrib (Tlicho) 5 0 0 0 0 0
Gwich'in 0 0 0 10 5 5
Sarsi (Sarcee) 0 0 0 0 0 5
Sekani 0 0 0 0 5 0
Slavey-Hare languages 0 0 0 0 0 5
North Slavey (Hare) 0 0 0 5 0 0
South Slavey 0 0 0 5 0 0
Slavey, n.o.s. 0 0 0 5 0 0
Tahltan languages 0 0 0 5 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 5 0 5
Haida 0 0 0 10 10 5
Inuit languages 0 0 0 20 5 15
Inuinnaqtun (Inuvialuktun) 0 0 0 5 0 0
Inuktitut 5 0 0 15 5 10
Inuit languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iroquoian languages 0 0 0 5 0 0
Cayuga 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mohawk 0 0 0 5 0 0
Oneida 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iroquoian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kutenai 0 0 0 5 5 0
Michif 0 0 0 10 0 5
Salish languages 10 5 5 140 65 70
Comox 0 0 0 0 0 0
Halkomelem 0 0 0 35 25 15
Lillooet 5 0 0 10 5 5
Okanagan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shuswap (Secwepemctsin) 0 0 0 10 5 0
Squamish 0 0 0 20 5 10
Straits 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thompson (Ntlakapamux) 0 0 0 20 10 10
Salish languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 40 20 25
Siouan languages 0 0 0 25 10 10
Dakota 0 0 0 20 5 15
Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
Siouan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 5 5 0
Tlingit 0 0 0 5 0 5
Tsimshian languages 5 5 0 95 45 55
Gitxsan (Gitksan) 0 0 0 45 20 25
Nisga'a 5 5 0 25 15 15
Tsimshian 5 0 0 25 10 15
Wakashan languages 5 5 0 55 25 35
Haisla 0 0 0 10 5 5
Heiltsuk 5 5 0 15 5 10
Kwakiutl (Kwak'wala) 0 0 0 20 10 10
Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) 0 0 0 10 5 5
Wakashan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aboriginal languages, n.o.s. 10 5 0 75 35 35
Non-Aboriginal languages 128,675 59,785 68,885 1,019,395 474,850 544,545
Afro-Asiatic languages 2,575 1,345 1,230 20,725 11,005 9,715
Berber languages 25 15 10 95 55 35
Kabyle 10 5 5 35 20 10
Berber languages, n.i.e. 10 10 5 60 40 25
Cushitic languages 170 85 85 1,355 675 680
Bilen 5 5 0 5 0 0
Oromo 25 20 5 165 95 75
Somali 140 65 70 1,170 570 595
Cushitic languages, n.i.e. 5 5 5 10 5 5
Semitic languages 2,370 1,240 1,130 19,225 10,245 8,980
Amharic 265 130 135 1,140 560 585
Arabic 1,770 940 835 14,320 7,720 6,600
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic 30 20 10 630 305 325
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic 5 0 0 440 240 195
Harari 0 0 0 25 10 15
Hebrew 90 50 40 1,770 960 805
Maltese 5 5 5 80 40 40
Tigrigna 195 95 100 695 340 355
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 15 5 5 135 70 60
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 5 5 5 45 25 15
Austro-Asiatic languages 2,440 1,100 1,340 24,195 11,070 13,125
Khmer (Cambodian) 70 40 30 1,210 555 655
Vietnamese 2,375 1,065 1,310 22,950 10,500 12,450
Austro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 35 15 20
Austronesian languages 9,335 3,810 5,525 82,025 33,570 48,460
Bikol 30 20 15 310 140 170
Cebuano 355 150 210 3,210 1,285 1,925
Fijian 35 15 15 395 190 200
Hiligaynon 170 50 120 1,280 485 795
Ilocano 420 170 255 4,605 1,820 2,790
Malagasy 0 0 0 15 0 10
Malay 660 280 375 3,480 1,545 1,930
Pampangan (Kapampangan, Pampango) 85 35 50 635 290 345
Pangasinan 10 5 10 265 115 150
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 7,435 3,030 4,405 66,825 27,275 39,555
Waray-Waray 40 15 25 180 70 110
Austronesian languages, n.i.e. 90 35 50 830 360 470
Creole languages 55 30 20 610 310 300
Haitian Creole 0 5 5 25 15 5
Creole, n.o.s. 30 20 10 370 175 185
Creole languages, n.i.e. 25 10 10 225 120 105
Dravidian languages 845 440 400 6,210 3,290 2,925
Kannada 60 30 30 225 115 110
Malayalam 165 90 70 1,750 905 845
Tamil 430 215 215 3,275 1,700 1,580
Telugu 190 105 85 920 550 370
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 5 0 5 40 15 25
Hmong-Mien languages 5 5 5 130 70 60
Indo-European languages 37,805 18,525 19,280 416,565 203,240 213,325
Albanian 230 110 120 1,090 560 530
Armenian 145 70 70 1,060 525 540
Balto-Slavic languages 8,895 4,315 4,580 57,625 26,950 30,675
Baltic languages 30 15 15 645 280 370
Latvian 15 10 10 320 145 175
Lithuanian 15 5 5 325 130 200
Slavic languages 8,870 4,300 4,565 56,975 26,675 30,305
Belarusan 0 0 0 60 30 30
Bosnian 330 165 170 1,155 580 575
Bulgarian 195 95 100 1,725 805 915
Croatian 1,535 735 800 5,465 2,645 2,820
Czech 275 150 125 3,565 1,705 1,865
Macedonian 45 25 20 250 120 135
Polish 1,010 500 515 12,040 5,650 6,390
Russian 2,650 1,230 1,420 18,175 8,270 9,905
Serbian 1,855 970 890 6,300 3,220 3,085
Serbo-Croatian 235 115 120 1,145 545 600
Slovak 195 80 115 2,390 1,060 1,335
Slovene (Slovenian) 60 25 35 545 250 290
Ukrainian 440 195 245 3,990 1,705 2,285
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 30 15 15 180 90 90
Celtic languages 15 5 10 315 170 145
Scottish Gaelic 10 5 10 125 65 60
Welsh 5 0 5 120 65 55
Celtic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 65 40 25
Germanic languages 2,155 1,070 1,085 37,830 18,000 19,825
Afrikaans 55 30 25 1,435 730 705
Danish 125 60 65 2,065 1,020 1,050
Dutch 330 160 170 7,455 3,595 3,860
Frisian 0 0 0 80 30 50
German 1,505 745 770 24,055 11,340 12,720
Icelandic 0 5 0 155 70 80
Norwegian 45 30 20 835 410 430
Swedish 75 40 35 1,290 570 720
Vlaams (Flemish) 10 5 0 200 105 95
Yiddish 5 0 0 220 115 110
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 0 5 0 25 20 15
Greek 475 235 245 4,885 2,515 2,365
Indo-Iranian languages 15,075 7,525 7,550 242,400 119,930 122,465
Indo-Aryan languages 10,405 5,060 5,340 198,075 97,680 100,395
Bengali 480 255 230 2,680 1,395 1,290
Gujarati 1,515 705 810 6,280 2,955 3,325
Hindi 2,040 960 1,085 24,220 11,580 12,640
Kashmiri 5 5 0 40 25 15
Konkani 15 5 10 225 110 110
Marathi 135 65 70 535 280 255
Nepali 80 35 40 920 485 430
Oriya (Odia) 20 10 10 65 35 30
Punjabi (Panjabi) 5,000 2,465 2,535 151,205 74,820 76,385
Sindhi 440 200 245 1,580 725 850
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 125 60 65 1,455 730 725
Urdu 550 305 245 8,875 4,535 4,340
Iranian languages 4,645 2,450 2,190 43,985 22,075 21,910
Kurdish 420 225 195 1,650 875 780
Pashto 145 75 70 1,070 570 500
Persian (Farsi) 4,080 2,150 1,925 41,265 20,635 20,630
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 25 10 15 340 180 160
Italic (Romance) languages 10,810 5,195 5,615 71,375 34,590 36,785
Catalan 10 5 5 125 65 55
Italian 3,975 1,935 2,040 15,450 7,735 7,710
Portuguese 1,825 890 935 11,950 5,655 6,295
Romanian 825 415 420 7,175 3,480 3,690
Spanish 4,165 1,950 2,215 36,625 17,615 19,005
Italic (Romance) languages, n.i.e. 5 0 5 60 40 25
Japanese 2,285 780 1,500 16,900 5,750 11,150
Kartvelian languages 10 10 5 65 40 25
Georgian 10 10 5 65 40 25
Korean 7,010 3,210 3,795 45,990 20,680 25,310
Mongolic languages 60 25 35 340 145 200
Mongolian 60 25 30 340 145 195
Niger-Congo languages 365 180 190 2,645 1,335 1,315
Akan (Twi) 40 15 20 405 220 180
Bamanankan 0 0 0 10 10 5
Edo 0 0 0 80 45 30
Ewe 5 5 0 60 30 25
Fulah (Pular, Pulaar, Fulfulde) 0 5 0 20 10 5
Ga 5 5 5 35 15 15
Ganda 10 5 5 65 35 30
Igbo 20 15 5 160 90 65
Lingala 15 5 10 55 25 30
Rundi (Kirundi) 5 5 5 100 40 55
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda) 20 5 10 105 45 55
Shona 30 20 15 150 70 85
Swahili 100 45 55 585 285 295
Wolof 5 0 5 30 10 20
Yoruba 30 15 10 190 110 80
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 95 40 55 610 280 325
Nilo-Saharan languages 65 35 30 265 135 135
Dinka 40 25 15 80 50 30
Nilo-Saharan languages, n.i.e. 25 10 20 190 85 100
Sign languages 70 45 30 620 330 295
American Sign Language 35 20 15 265 125 135
Quebec Sign Language 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sign languages, n.i.e 35 20 15 360 200 155
Sino-Tibetan languages 64,125 29,515 34,610 387,640 177,135 210,505
Chinese languages 63,975 29,435 34,540 385,355 175,990 209,365
Cantonese 27,375 12,645 14,730 184,365 85,070 99,300
Hakka 380 165 215 2,180 950 1,230
Mandarin 32,295 14,830 17,470 174,920 79,280 95,635
Min Dong 35 20 15 220 105 115
Min Nan (Chaochow, Teochow, Fukien, Taiwanese) 1,745 780 960 10,655 4,755 5,900
Wu (Shanghainese) 780 360 425 4,330 1,905 2,425
Chinese, n.o.s. 1,325 625 695 8,485 3,840 4,645
Chinese languages, n.i.e. 35 10 20 195 80 110
Tibeto-Burman languages 150 80 75 2,285 1,150 1,140
Burmese 75 40 40 1,035 530 510
Karenic languages 0 0 0 770 370 400
Tibetan 50 30 25 260 135 125
Tibeto-Burman languages, n.i.e. 25 10 10 220 115 105
Tai-Kadai languages 280 85 200 2,750 980 1,770
Lao 50 20 25 800 405 400
Thai 240 60 175 1,930 570 1,365
Tai-Kadai languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 20 10 10
Turkic languages 460 245 215 3,700 2,035 1,665
Azerbaijani 65 35 30 495 275 225
Turkish 275 160 120 2,770 1,560 1,215
Uyghur 70 30 35 165 80 85
Uzbek 15 5 10 95 45 50
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 30 15 20 165 70 95
Uralic languages 830 375 450 7,640 3,535 4,105
Estonian 45 20 30 455 195 260
Finnish 185 70 115 1,900 770 1,130
Hungarian 605 290 315 5,285 2,570 2,715
Uralic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 5 0 0
Other languages, n.i.e. 50 25 30 365 200 170
Multiple responses 8,700 4,180 4,520 78,255 37,760 40,490
English and French 375 190 185 5,200 2,535 2,660
English and non-official language 8,000 3,845 4,155 69,885 33,750 36,135
French and non-official language 170 85 85 1,545 750 795
English, French and non-official language 155 60 90 1,620 725 900
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 19 230,930 112,935 118,000 2,440,145 1,191,670 1,248,470
Single responses 208,650 102,335 106,315 2,252,465 1,102,220 1,150,240
Official languages 128,685 65,085 63,605 1,631,365 811,500 819,870
English 128,085 64,770 63,315 1,622,735 807,235 815,500
French 605 320 290 8,630 4,265 4,365
Non-official languages 79,960 37,250 42,710 621,100 290,725 330,375
Aboriginal languages 15 5 10 105 45 55
Algonquian languages 0 0 0 25 10 10
Blackfoot 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cree-Montagnais languages 0 0 0 15 5 10
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 0 0 0
Southern East Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
Swampy Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
Woods Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cree, n.o.s. 0 0 0 15 0 10
Eastern Algonquian languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malecite 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ojibway-Potawatomi languages 0 0 0 10 5 5
Algonquin 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ojibway 0 0 0 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 5 0 5 15 5 10
Northern Athabaskan languages 10 5 0 15 5 10
Babine (Wetsuwet'en) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Beaver 0 0 0 0 0 0
Carrier 5 0 5 5 0 5
Chilcotin 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dene 5 5 5 10 5 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 5 5 0
Inuit languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inuinnaqtun (Inuvialuktun) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inuktitut 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inuit languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iroquoian languages 0 0 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 0 0 0
Michif 0 0 0 0 5 0
Salish languages 0 0 0 10 5 5
Comox 0 0 0 0 0 0
Halkomelem 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lillooet 0 0 0 0 5 0
Okanagan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shuswap (Secwepemctsin) 0 0 0 10 5 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 10 5 5
Dakota 0 0 0 10 10 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 15 5 10
Gitxsan (Gitksan) 0 0 0 5 5 5
Nisga'a 0 0 0 5 5 5
Tsimshian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wakashan languages 0 0 0 5 0 5
Haisla 0 0 0 0 0 5
Heiltsuk 0 0 0 5 0 0
Kwakiutl (Kwak'wala) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) 0 0 0 5 0 0
Wakashan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aboriginal languages, n.o.s. 5 5 5 15 5 10
Non-Aboriginal languages 79,945 37,240 42,705 620,995 290,680 330,320
Afro-Asiatic languages 1,580 800 780 11,900 5,965 5,935
Berber languages 15 5 5 40 20 20
Kabyle 10 5 5 15 5 10
Berber languages, n.i.e. 5 5 5 20 15 5
Cushitic languages 80 45 40 695 315 380
Bilen 5 0 0 0 0 0
Oromo 15 15 5 80 40 35
Somali 60 30 35 610 270 340
Cushitic languages, n.i.e. 5 0 0 5 5 5
Semitic languages 1,480 750 730 11,155 5,630 5,530
Amharic 170 90 80 535 250 290
Arabic 1,100 565 535 8,680 4,405 4,275
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic 25 10 10 400 200 200
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic 0 0 5 305 160 145
Harari 0 0 0 10 5 5
Hebrew 45 25 20 785 400 385
Maltese 0 0 0 5 5 0
Tigrigna 130 60 70 355 165 190
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 10 5 5 90 40 45
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 10 5 5
Austro-Asiatic languages 1,305 585 715 15,000 6,955 8,045
Khmer (Cambodian) 25 10 15 620 290 330
Vietnamese 1,280 575 700 14,365 6,655 7,710
Austro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 15 10 10
Austronesian languages 3,935 1,690 2,240 35,335 15,585 19,750
Bikol 5 5 0 70 30 35
Cebuano 155 70 85 1,085 485 600
Fijian 5 5 5 95 50 50
Hiligaynon 30 10 20 355 150 205
Ilocano 135 55 80 1,465 625 840
Malagasy 0 0 0 5 5 0
Malay 235 105 130 1,050 485 565
Pampangan (Kapampangan, Pampango) 15 10 5 135 65 75
Pangasinan 5 5 5 55 25 30
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 3,305 1,410 1,890 30,695 13,505 17,190
Waray-Waray 20 5 15 55 25 35
Austronesian languages, n.i.e. 30 15 15 260 130 130
Creole languages 20 5 10 290 125 160
Haitian Creole 0 0 0 5 5 5
Creole, n.o.s. 5 5 0 205 85 115
Creole languages, n.i.e. 10 0 5 80 35 40
Dravidian languages 490 250 240 3,355 1,695 1,650
Kannada 30 10 15 95 45 50
Malayalam 90 55 40 885 450 435
Tamil 255 125 130 1,935 965 965
Telugu 115 60 55 425 230 190
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 15 5 5
Hmong-Mien languages 0 0 0 55 20 30
Indo-European languages 18,330 8,790 9,540 220,600 107,100 113,505
Albanian 95 45 50 530 255 270
Armenian 100 45 55 505 225 280
Balto-Slavic languages 4,835 2,365 2,470 25,650 12,295 13,350
Baltic languages 0 0 0 160 75 90
Latvian 0 0 0 65 30 35
Lithuanian 0 0 0 90 45 50
Slavic languages 4,835 2,365 2,470 25,490 12,225 13,265
Belarusan 5 0 5 10 5 5
Bosnian 190 95 100 540 270 270
Bulgarian 115 50 60 925 425 495
Croatian 655 315 340 1,795 840 955
Czech 85 45 40 1,030 520 510
Macedonian 30 10 15 120 60 60
Polish 420 200 220 4,490 2,130 2,355
Russian 1,835 890 945 10,795 5,125 5,670
Serbian 1,170 600 560 3,470 1,760 1,715
Serbo-Croatian 100 50 50 435 205 235
Slovak 80 40 45 775 375 405
Slovene (Slovenian) 10 5 5 60 25 35
Ukrainian 150 70 85 1,010 470 540
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 5 5 0 25 10 15
Celtic languages 5 0 0 30 20 15
Scottish Gaelic 5 5 0 15 5 5
Welsh 0 0 5 20 10 5
Celtic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 5 0 0
Germanic languages 230 100 125 4,665 2,200 2,460
Afrikaans 20 5 10 520 250 265
Danish 10 5 10 180 90 90
Dutch 30 15 10 685 325 365
Frisian 0 0 0 5 5 0
German 155 65 90 2,895 1,345 1,550
Icelandic 0 0 0 50 25 30
Norwegian 0 5 0 75 35 35
Swedish 10 0 5 220 110 115
Vlaams (Flemish) 5 5 0 20 15 5
Yiddish 0 0 0 15 10 5
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 5 5 0
Greek 165 85 80 1,730 840 895
Indo-Iranian languages 8,275 3,995 4,280 156,835 76,640 80,195
Indo-Aryan languages 5,165 2,425 2,740 127,630 62,480 65,150
Bengali 285 145 145 1,575 775 800
Gujarati 730 315 415 2,740 1,210 1,530
Hindi 810 385 425 11,235 5,310 5,920
Kashmiri 0 0 0 5 0 0
Konkani 0 5 5 40 15 15
Marathi 65 25 35 245 125 120
Nepali 45 30 20 550 290 265
Oriya (Odia) 10 5 5 30 20 15
Punjabi (Panjabi) 2,695 1,275 1,420 104,855 51,630 53,225
Sindhi 195 80 115 590 255 335
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 60 30 30 595 290 305
Urdu 255 135 115 5,165 2,560 2,610
Iranian languages 3,095 1,565 1,530 29,035 14,075 14,960
Kurdish 290 155 135 1,025 515 505
Pashto 95 45 45 660 330 330
Persian (Farsi) 2,705 1,370 1,340 27,350 13,230 14,125
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 15 10 5 175 90 90
Italic (Romance) languages 4,630 2,150 2,480 30,665 14,630 16,035
Catalan 0 0 0 60 30 35
Italian 1,155 510 645 3,950 1,715 2,230
Portuguese 845 415 430 5,115 2,430 2,685
Romanian 440 210 225 3,215 1,545 1,675
Spanish 2,190 1,020 1,175 18,310 8,905 9,410
Italic (Romance) languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 10 5 10
Japanese 1,105 465 640 8,235 3,375 4,855
Kartvelian languages 10 5 5 15 10 10
Georgian 10 5 5 15 10 10
Korean 5,430 2,530 2,900 34,225 15,725 18,500
Mongolic languages 20 10 10 160 80 85
Mongolian 15 15 5 160 75 85
Niger-Congo languages 120 55 60 725 325 405
Akan (Twi) 5 5 0 125 70 55
Bamanankan 0 0 0 5 5 5
Edo 0 0 0 15 5 5
Ewe 5 5 5 20 10 10
Fulah (Pular, Pulaar, Fulfulde) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ga 0 0 0 5 0 0
Ganda 0 0 0 5 5 5
Igbo 5 5 5 35 20 15
Lingala 15 5 10 35 10 20
Rundi (Kirundi) 5 0 0 55 15 35
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda) 5 0 0 45 15 30
Shona 20 10 10 40 15 20
Swahili 25 10 15 155 60 90
Wolof 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yoruba 5 5 0 40 20 20
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 40 10 25 150 65 85
Nilo-Saharan languages 25 20 5 105 50 55
Dinka 20 15 5 45 25 20
Nilo-Saharan languages, n.i.e. 10 0 5 60 20 40
Sign languages 105 60 45 830 460 370
American Sign Language 45 25 20 295 150 150
Quebec Sign Language 5 0 5 5 0 5
Sign languages, n.i.e 60 35 25 530 305 220
Sino-Tibetan languages 46,825 21,670 25,155 285,515 130,990 154,525
Chinese languages 46,730 21,615 25,115 283,885 130,170 153,715
Cantonese 18,670 8,535 10,135 132,185 60,235 71,950
Hakka 130 55 75 670 280 390
Mandarin 25,855 12,060 13,795 138,680 64,060 74,625
Min Dong 15 10 15 65 30 35
Min Nan (Chaochow, Teochow, Fukien, Taiwanese) 790 370 425 4,645 2,105 2,540
Wu (Shanghainese) 470 220 245 2,500 1,145 1,350
Chinese, n.o.s. 780 365 420 5,045 2,270 2,775
Chinese languages, n.i.e. 15 5 10 100 50 55
Tibeto-Burman languages 95 50 45 1,630 820 810
Burmese 45 20 20 685 350 335
Karenic languages 0 0 0 685 335 350
Tibetan 45 30 20 165 90 75
Tibeto-Burman languages, n.i.e. 5 0 0 90 45 40
Tai-Kadai languages 100 35 65 1,015 435 580
Lao 5 5 0 335 160 175
Thai 90 30 60 675 275 400
Tai-Kadai languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 5 5 5
Turkic languages 265 135 125 1,550 810 740
Azerbaijani 40 20 15 185 95 90
Turkish 160 85 70 1,190 625 565
Uyghur 50 25 25 100 50 50
Uzbek 5 0 0 40 25 15
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 10 5 10 40 15 25
Uralic languages 285 125 160 1,980 930 1,045
Estonian 10 5 10 75 30 45
Finnish 55 20 40 435 190 240
Hungarian 215 100 115 1,470 710 760
Uralic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other languages, n.i.e. 10 5 5 110 50 60
Multiple responses 22,285 10,600 11,685 187,680 89,450 98,230
English and French 285 145 140 3,475 1,700 1,775
English and non-official language 21,670 10,305 11,365 181,305 86,450 94,850
French and non-official language 45 25 20 500 225 275
English, French and non-official language 280 125 155 2,400 1,075 1,325
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 20 230,930 112,930 118,000 2,440,145 1,191,675 1,248,470
None 166,660 82,585 84,075 1,919,305 944,770 974,530
English 29,745 14,340 15,405 232,050 112,195 119,850
French 1,280 555 725 19,620 8,930 10,690
Non-official language 32,210 14,965 17,250 260,735 121,820 138,910
Aboriginal 55 25 30 800 375 425
Non-Aboriginal 32,155 14,940 17,220 259,935 121,450 138,485
English and French 105 40 65 965 435 530
English and non-official language 680 310 370 4,895 2,285 2,605
French and non-official language 220 125 95 2,495 1,190 1,305
English, French and non-official language 20 5 10 80 40 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 44 230,080 112,685 117,395 2,426,230 1,185,400 1,240,835
Official languages 214,175 106,155 108,025 2,290,560 1,129,240 1,161,325
English 214,070 106,105 107,960 2,289,520 1,128,740 1,160,780
French 12,260 5,685 6,575 172,260 76,600 95,660
Non-official languages 149,515 70,250 79,265 1,220,345 574,040 646,300
Aboriginal languages 115 30 85 1,605 670 935
Algonquian languages 60 20 35 485 200 290
Blackfoot 10 0 10 15 0 15
Cree-Montagnais languages 50 20 30 310 145 165
Atikamekw 0 0 0 0 0 0
Montagnais (Innu) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Moose Cree 0 0 0 0 0 10
Naskapi 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northern East Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
Plains Cree 15 10 10 85 45 40
Southern East Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
Swampy Cree 10 0 0 20 10 20
Woods Cree 0 0 0 15 0 10
Cree, n.o.s. 25 0 15 180 90 90
Eastern Algonquian languages 0 0 0 20 10 0
Malecite 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 15 0 10
Ojibway-Potawatomi languages 0 0 10 140 40 100
Algonquin 0 0 0 15 10 10
Ojibway 0 0 0 120 35 85
Oji-Cree 0 0 0 10 0 10
Ottawa (Odawa) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Algonquian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Athabaskan languages 10 0 10 85 30 60
Northern Athabaskan languages 10 0 10 80 30 55
Babine (Wetsuwet'en) 0 0 0 10 10 0
Beaver 0 0 0 0 0 0
Carrier 0 0 0 50 10 40
Chilcotin 0 0 0 10 0 0
Dene 0 0 0 10 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 10 10 0
Kaska (Nahani) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tahltan 0 0 0 0 10 0
Tutchone languages 0 0 0 0 0 10
Northern Tutchone 0 0 0 0 0 0
Southern Tutchone 10 0 10 0 0 0
Athabaskan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 10 10 0
Haida 0 0 0 60 35 30
Inuit languages 10 10 0 60 30 35
Inuinnaqtun (Inuvialuktun) 0 0 0 10 10 0
Inuktitut 0 0 0 40 15 25
Inuit languages, n.i.e. 0 10 0 10 0 10
Iroquoian languages 0 0 0 0 10 10
Cayuga 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mohawk 0 0 10 10 10 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 30 15 15
Salish languages 10 10 10 535 215 330
Comox 0 0 0 20 0 15
Halkomelem 0 0 0 150 60 90
Lillooet 0 0 0 20 15 10
Okanagan 0 0 0 35 15 20
Shuswap (Secwepemctsin) 0 0 0 10 0 0
Squamish 0 0 0 225 100 125
Straits 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thompson (Ntlakapamux) 10 10 0 25 10 15
Salish languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 60 20 45
Siouan languages 0 0 0 30 15 20
Dakota 0 0 0 15 10 10
Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
Siouan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 10 10 0
Tlingit 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tsimshian languages 30 0 25 180 80 100
Gitxsan (Gitksan) 0 0 10 55 15 40
Nisga'a 10 0 15 65 35 35
Tsimshian 10 0 10 65 30 30
Wakashan languages 0 0 0 100 45 55
Haisla 0 0 0 25 0 25
Heiltsuk 0 0 0 10 0 10
Kwakiutl (Kwak'wala) 0 0 0 45 35 10
Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) 0 0 0 15 0 10
Wakashan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aboriginal languages, n.o.s. 0 0 0 35 20 15
Non-Aboriginal languages 149,405 70,225 79,185 1,218,825 573,410 645,415
Afro-Asiatic languages 3,335 1,680 1,650 29,225 15,270 13,955
Berber languages 10 0 0 125 80 45
Kabyle 0 0 0 55 30 25
Berber languages, n.i.e. 10 0 0 70 50 15
Cushitic languages 235 90 145 1,880 870 1,005
Bilen 15 0 15 15 0 15
Oromo 30 0 20 190 110 80
Somali 195 80 110 1,675 755 915
Cushitic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 10 0 10
Semitic languages 3,120 1,595 1,520 27,480 14,465 13,015
Amharic 390 200 190 1,755 905 855
Arabic 2,335 1,225 1,115 19,990 10,680 9,315
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic 45 10 35 715 340 375
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic 0 0 0 545 270 275
Harari 0 0 0 55 35 20
Hebrew 260 135 125 4,585 2,360 2,225
Maltese 10 0 0 165 90 80
Tigrigna 280 145 135 935 510 430
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 30 20 10 290 150 135
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 15 0 15 95 45 45
Austro-Asiatic languages 3,185 1,550 1,635 30,390 14,495 15,890
Khmer (Cambodian) 55 25 35 1,440 620 820
Vietnamese 3,140 1,530 1,610 29,015 13,890 15,125
Austro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 60 30 30
Austronesian languages 11,830 5,010 6,820 106,580 44,620 61,955
Bikol 80 35 45 495 205 285
Cebuano 530 240 290 4,185 1,625 2,555
Fijian 60 45 15 980 580 405
Hiligaynon 155 70 80 1,365 600 770
Ilocano 640 245 395 5,665 2,210 3,460
Malagasy 0 0 0 10 0 0
Malay 1,130 530 600 6,435 3,050 3,390
Pampangan (Kapampangan, Pampango) 90 40 50 775 350 430
Pangasinan 55 20 25 445 180 265
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 10,335 4,285 6,050 96,290 39,665 56,625
Waray-Waray 35 15 20 280 120 150
Austronesian languages, n.i.e. 130 60 65 1,175 580 595
Creole languages 160 90 70 1,820 975 845
Haitian Creole 0 0 0 60 25 35
Creole, n.o.s. 70 50 25 1,020 540 480
Creole languages, n.i.e. 85 45 45 755 415 335
Dravidian languages 1,340 635 700 8,875 4,710 4,165
Kannada 75 45 30 445 210 235
Malayalam 275 150 130 2,580 1,395 1,190
Tamil 745 345 400 4,860 2,530 2,325
Telugu 330 150 180 1,425 835 595
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 10 0 10 65 25 40
Hmong-Mien languages 0 0 0 150 75 70
Indo-European languages 48,835 23,940 24,895 536,805 262,060 274,755
Albanian 290 145 145 1,135 580 555
Armenian 215 110 100 1,455 725 735
Balto-Slavic languages 10,370 5,205 5,160 66,125 31,535 34,590
Baltic languages 35 25 10 635 310 325
Latvian 15 0 10 310 175 140
Lithuanian 25 15 0 325 135 185
Slavic languages 10,345 5,185 5,160 65,675 31,315 34,350
Belarusan 30 15 15 205 95 110
Bosnian 485 240 245 1,780 890 890
Bulgarian 155 75 85 1,975 875 1,100
Croatian 2,335 1,190 1,140 7,995 3,920 4,075
Czech 330 180 150 4,580 2,140 2,435
Macedonian 70 40 30 345 180 160
Polish 1,260 600 655 13,820 6,540 7,275
Russian 3,510 1,675 1,835 24,000 11,325 12,675
Serbian 2,225 1,195 1,035 8,010 4,105 3,905
Serbo-Croatian 250 145 105 1,240 595 645
Slovak 240 110 130 3,060 1,425 1,635
Slovene (Slovenian) 80 50 30 725 330 400
Ukrainian 740 335 405 5,960 2,605 3,355
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 15 0 10 250 120 125
Celtic languages 60 55 10 1,175 650 520
Scottish Gaelic 35 25 10 350 225 120
Welsh 10 0 0 145 65 85
Celtic languages, n.i.e. 20 20 0 685 370 320
Germanic languages 3,450 1,765 1,690 57,255 27,520 29,730
Afrikaans 155 85 75 4,230 2,160 2,065
Danish 155 85 70 2,455 1,150 1,310
Dutch 375 185 185 9,200 4,340 4,855
Frisian 0 0 0 120 55 65
German 2,505 1,310 1,205 38,665 18,840 19,820
Icelandic 10 10 0 215 110 100
Norwegian 90 45 45 1,405 730 680
Swedish 230 100 130 2,765 1,205 1,560
Vlaams (Flemish) 15 15 0 220 125 100
Yiddish 15 15 0 385 175 210
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 0 10 0 75 40 30
Greek 630 295 335 7,230 3,675 3,555
Indo-Iranian languages 19,820 9,765 10,055 297,060 147,625 149,435
Indo-Aryan languages 14,675 7,085 7,585 248,620 123,215 125,405
Bengali 520 230 290 3,145 1,610 1,530
Gujarati 2,710 1,215 1,495 10,685 5,030 5,655
Hindi 5,650 2,700 2,950 70,505 34,305 36,195
Kashmiri 0 0 0 45 25 20
Konkani 25 10 15 375 185 190
Marathi 235 120 120 1,275 650 625
Nepali 100 40 60 1,180 595 590
Oriya (Odia) 10 10 0 70 40 30
Punjabi (Panjabi) 6,785 3,415 3,370 187,530 93,595 93,935
Sindhi 975 415 560 3,140 1,340 1,800
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 220 115 100 2,140 1,110 1,030
Urdu 1,020 600 420 14,610 7,635 6,975
Iranian languages 5,315 2,775 2,545 49,445 24,950 24,495
Kurdish 395 205 185 2,070 1,095 980
Pashto 205 115 85 1,540 855 685
Persian (Farsi) 4,970 2,590 2,385 47,155 23,770 23,385
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 40 10 25 750 380 375
Italic (Romance) languages 15,430 7,360 8,075 118,715 56,405 62,310
Catalan 15 0 15 245 125 120
Italian 5,760 2,750 3,015 25,610 12,450 13,155
Portuguese 2,175 1,040 1,145 15,670 7,450 8,225
Romanian 910 470 435 8,265 4,075 4,190
Spanish 7,330 3,495 3,835 75,105 35,255 39,855
Italic (Romance) languages, n.i.e. 10 10 0 220 130 85
Japanese 3,900 1,710 2,190 28,630 12,410 16,220
Kartvelian languages 0 0 0 90 50 40
Georgian 0 0 0 90 50 45
Korean 7,555 3,440 4,115 50,640 23,170 27,470
Mongolic languages 45 25 15 320 155 170
Mongolian 45 30 20 325 155 165
Niger-Congo languages 810 395 415 5,810 3,020 2,790
Akan (Twi) 35 30 10 495 280 215
Bamanankan 15 10 10 20 10 10
Edo 0 0 0 115 65 55
Ewe 30 15 10 115 75 35
Fulah (Pular, Pulaar, Fulfulde) 10 0 0 45 10 35
Ga 0 0 0 95 60 35
Ganda 25 10 20 105 60 45
Igbo 15 0 0 240 140 95
Lingala 45 20 30 235 105 130
Rundi (Kirundi) 0 0 0 105 35 65
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda) 30 10 20 210 95 115
Shona 45 35 15 265 125 140
Swahili 420 195 215 2,655 1,440 1,220
Wolof 0 0 0 30 15 15
Yoruba 65 25 40 505 260 250
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 165 70 95 1,325 605 725
Nilo-Saharan languages 70 25 40 300 150 150
Dinka 10 0 10 50 35 15
Nilo-Saharan languages, n.i.e. 60 25 30 250 120 135
Sign languages 390 205 190 3,540 1,405 2,135
American Sign Language 215 90 125 2,035 690 1,345
Quebec Sign Language 0 10 0 0 10 0
Sign languages, n.i.e. 190 125 65 1,565 735 830
Sino-Tibetan languages 70,470 32,790 37,675 431,545 199,110 232,430
Chinese languages 70,335 32,730 37,600 429,070 197,865 231,205
Cantonese 33,515 15,445 18,070 223,705 103,510 120,190
Hakka 430 220 210 2,555 1,215 1,340
Mandarin 43,655 19,995 23,660 250,170 112,935 137,235
Min Dong 10 10 10 125 55 70
Min Nan (Chaochow, Teochow, Fukien, Taiwanese) 2,510 1,060 1,445 15,660 6,945 8,720
Wu (Shanghainese) 895 400 495 5,385 2,345 3,035
Chinese, n.o.s. 1,315 590 725 8,745 3,985 4,760
Chinese languages, n.i.e. 10 0 0 195 80 115
Tibeto-Burman languages 185 85 100 2,755 1,375 1,380
Burmese 80 35 45 1,385 685 705
Karenic languages 0 0 0 905 455 450
Tibetan 55 25 35 305 165 140
Tibeto-Burman languages, n.i.e. 50 20 30 295 140 155
Tai-Kadai languages 420 175 245 3,810 1,540 2,270
Lao 85 30 50 1,125 505 620
Thai 370 150 215 2,875 1,100 1,770
Tai-Kadai languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 10 10 0
Turkic languages 765 400 360 5,950 3,225 2,725
Azerbaijani 125 65 60 835 455 385
Turkish 540 290 250 4,875 2,630 2,240
Uyghur 65 30 30 105 50 55
Uzbek 10 0 15 170 95 75
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 45 25 15 225 125 105
Uralic languages 965 385 580 9,045 4,205 4,845
Estonian 60 20 35 495 205 295
Finnish 190 50 135 2,085 825 1,265
Hungarian 725 310 415 6,480 3,175 3,310
Uralic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other languages, n.i.e. 100 60 40 695 380 315

Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population.

How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2017. Burnaby, CY [Census subdivision], British Columbia and Greater Vancouver, RD [Census division], British Columbia (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 June 23, 2021).

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