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2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Knowledge of Inuit Languages (10), Knowledge of Languages: Single and Multiple Language Responses (3), Aboriginal Identity (8), Mother Tongue - Detailed Inuit Languages (15), Area of Residence: Inuit Nunangat (7), Age Groups (8) for the Population in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2011 National Household Survey

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This table details knowledge of inuit languages , knowledge of languages: single and multiple language responses , aboriginal identity , mother tongue - detailed inuit languages , area of residence: inuit nunangat , age groups for the population in private households in CanadaFootnote 1
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 2 = 26.1 %
Knowledge of Inuit languages (10) Single and multiple language responses - Knowledge of languages (3)
Total - Knowledge of languages: Single and multiple language responsesFootnote 3 Single language responsesFootnote 4 Multiple language responsesFootnote 5
Total - Knowledge of Inuit languagesFootnote 6 32,852,325 20,819,655 12,032,670
English 28,187,515 16,542,730 11,644,780
French 9,881,140 3,774,750 6,106,385
Inuit languages 38,740 5,005 33,740
Inuktitut 36,950 4,975 31,970
Inuinnaqtun 685 10 675
Inuvialuktun 685 0 685
Inuit languages, n.i.e. 435 15 425
Aboriginal languages, not including Inuit languages 206,485 5,020 201,460
Other languagesFootnote 7 7,922,265 492,145 7,430,115


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Footnote 1

Excludes National Household Survey data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.

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Footnote 2

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 3

The category 'Total - Knowledge of languages: Single and multiple language responses' indicates the number of respondents who reported each language, either as their only response or in addition to one or more other languages. Total responses represent the sum of single language responses and multiple language responses received in the NHS.

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Footnote 4

A single language response occurs when a respondent provides one language only.

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Footnote 5

A multiple language response occurs when a respondent provides two or more languages.

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Footnote 6

This is a total population estimate. The sum of the languages in this table is greater than the total population estimate because a person may report knowledge of more than one language in the NHS.

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Footnote 7

This is a subtotal of all languages collected by the NHS that are not displayed separately here. For a full list of languages collected in the NHS, please refer to Appendix 1.3 in the National Household Survey Dictionary, 2011.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-011-X2011031.

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