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2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Mother Tongue (8), Detailed Language Spoken Most Often at Home (111), Other Language Spoken Regularly at Home (9), Generation Status (4), Age Groups (10C) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over, in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey

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This table details mother tongue , detailed language spoken most often at home , other language spoken regularly at home , generation status , age groups and sex for the population aged 15 years and over, in private households in Ottawa - Gatineau
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 1 = 22.3 %
Detailed language spoken most often at home (111) Mother tongue (8)
Total - Mother tongue English French Non-official language English and French English and non-official language French and non-official language English, French and non-official language
Total - Detailed language spoken most often at home 1,005,005 488,285 313,640 185,660 4,365 9,235 3,440 385
Single responses 973,860 485,715 309,215 167,665 3,140 5,915 1,985 220
English 596,525 476,945 43,315 68,750 2,230 4,720 435 135
French 284,045 6,830 264,990 10,140 895 30 1,145 20
Non-official languages 93,285 1,940 910 88,775 0 1,170 415 60
Selected Aboriginal languagesFootnote 2 55 0 0 55 0 0 0 0
Atikamekw 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cree, n.o.s. 35 0 0 35 0 0 0 0
Dene 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inuktitut 15 0 0 15 0 0 0 0
Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ojibway 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesFootnote 3 92,400 1,830 845 88,090 0 1,155 400 60
African languages, n.i.e. 70 0 0 65 0 0 0 0
Afrikaans 45 0 0 45 0 0 0 0
Akan (Twi) 195 0 0 195 0 0 0 0
Albanian 240 0 0 235 0 0 0 0
Amharic 575 0 0 570 0 0 0 0
Arabic 15,990 420 180 14,945 0 175 200 55
Armenian 195 0 0 195 0 0 0 0
Bantu languages, n.i.e. 160 0 0 160 0 0 0 0
Bengali 1,990 35 0 1,850 0 110 0 0
Berber languages (Kabyle) 25 0 0 30 0 0 0 0
Bisayan languages 165 0 0 165 0 0 0 0
Bosnian 310 0 0 310 0 0 0 0
Bulgarian 430 0 0 425 0 0 0 0
Burmese 140 0 0 125 0 0 0 0
Cantonese 3,795 45 0 3,715 0 30 0 0
Chinese, n.o.s. 8,220 135 0 7,990 0 85 0 0
Creoles 2,100 0 230 1,760 0 0 65 0
Croatian 550 0 0 550 0 0 0 0
Czech 380 0 0 380 0 0 0 0
Danish 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dutch 105 0 0 100 0 0 0 0
Estonian 20 0 0 20 0 0 0 0
Finnish 40 0 0 35 0 0 0 0
Flemish 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fukien 40 0 0 35 0 0 0 0
German 695 10 0 665 0 0 0 0
Greek 565 0 0 530 0 0 0 0
Gujarati 585 65 0 520 0 0 0 0
Hakka 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hebrew 80 0 0 70 0 0 0 0
Hindi 1,040 25 0 1,010 0 0 0 0
Hungarian 525 0 0 515 0 0 0 0
Ilocano 290 0 0 270 0 0 0 0
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 30 0 0 30 0 0 0 0
Italian 2,585 45 0 2,505 0 0 0 0
Japanese 325 0 0 265 0 0 0 0
Khmer (Cambodian) 725 0 0 670 0 25 0 0
Korean 950 0 0 940 0 0 0 0
Kurdish 535 0 0 535 0 0 0 0
Lao 170 0 0 155 0 0 0 0
Latvian 70 0 0 70 0 0 0 0
Lingala 80 0 0 70 0 0 0 0
Lithuanian 115 0 0 115 0 0 0 0
Macedonian 20 0 0 25 0 0 0 0
Malay 65 0 0 65 0 0 0 0
Malayalam 170 0 0 170 0 0 0 0
Maltese 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mandarin 4,790 0 0 4,770 0 0 0 0
Marathi 115 0 0 95 0 0 0 0
Nepali 565 0 0 560 0 0 0 0
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 115 0 0 100 0 0 0 0
Norwegian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oromo 155 0 0 125 0 0 0 0
Panjabi (Punjabi) 1,820 45 0 1,685 0 80 0 0
Pashto 425 0 0 425 0 0 0 0
Persian (Farsi) 3,355 15 0 3,330 0 0 0 0
Polish 2,230 35 0 2,135 0 55 0 0
Portuguese 2,670 30 0 2,585 0 45 0 0
Romanian 1,600 25 35 1,545 0 0 0 0
Rundi (Kirundi) 400 0 0 375 0 0 0 0
Russian 3,370 15 0 3,325 0 15 0 0
Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 210 0 0 195 0 0 15 0
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 110 0 0 110 0 0 0 0
Serbian 1,330 50 25 1,245 0 0 0 0
Serbo-Croatian 410 0 0 405 0 0 0 0
Shanghainese 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sign languages, n.i.e. 175 80 0 95 0 0 0 0
Sindhi 40 0 0 40 0 0 0 0
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 265 0 0 255 0 0 0 0
Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 170 0 0 165 0 0 0 0
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 105 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slovak 160 0 0 160 0 0 0 0
Slovenian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Somali 3,020 50 20 2,930 0 0 0 0
Spanish 7,225 225 160 6,670 0 115 60 0
Swahili 335 0 0 315 0 0 0 0
Swedish 15 0 0 15 0 0 0 0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 2,645 75 0 2,440 0 130 0 0
Taiwanese 80 0 0 80 0 0 0 0
Tamil 1,575 55 0 1,490 0 0 0 0
Telugu 110 0 0 105 0 0 0 0
Thai 135 0 0 120 0 0 0 0
Tibetan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tigrigna 340 0 0 340 0 0 0 0
Turkish 840 25 0 805 0 0 0 0
Ukrainian 390 0 0 380 0 0 0 0
Urdu 1,670 50 0 1,585 0 30 0 0
Vietnamese 3,985 75 30 3,850 0 25 0 0
Yiddish 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other languagesFootnote 4 830 105 70 635 0 0 0 0
Multiple responses 31,150 2,570 4,425 17,995 1,225 3,320 1,455 165
English and French 6,300 1,035 3,665 260 1,215 0 95 15
English and non-official language 20,065 1,500 150 14,885 0 3,275 215 40
French and non-official language 4,100 25 535 2,475 0 0 1,050 0
English, French and non-official language 685 0 75 365 0 20 95 105

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

For the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) estimates, the global non-response rate (GNR) is used as an indicator of data quality. This indicator combines complete non-response (household) and partial non-response (question) into a single rate. The value of the GNR is presented to users. A smaller GNR indicates a lower risk of non-response bias and as a result, lower risk of inaccuracy. The threshold used for estimates' suppression is a GNR of 50% or more. For more information, please refer to the National Household Survey User Guide, 2011.

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Footnote 2

Selected Aboriginal languages
The languages shown were selected based on the Aboriginal mother tongues most often reported as single responses in Canada in the 2011 Census of Population.

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Footnote 3

Selected non-Aboriginal languages
The languages shown were selected based on the non-Aboriginal mother tongues (other than English or French) most often reported as single responses in Canada in the 2011 Census of Population.

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Footnote 4

Other languages
This is a subtotal of all languages collected by the census that are not displayed separately here. For a full list of languages collected in the census, please refer to Appendix D in the 2011 Census Dictionary.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-010-X2011041.

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