Fast figures on Canada’s official languages (2016)

Population by knowledge of official languageFootnote 4
Population Detailed dataFootnote 1
(Number)
Detailed dataFootnote 1
(Percentage)
Proportion of population after equal distribution of mulitiple responsesFootnote 2
(Percentage)
Proportion of population after addition of mulitiple responsesFootnote 3
(Percentage)
Total 34,767,255 100% - -
English only 23,757,525 68.3% - -
French only 4,144,685 11.9% - -
English and French 6,216,065 17.9% - -
Neither English nor French 648,970 1.9% - -
Population by first official language spokenFootnote 5
Population Detailed dataFootnote 1
(Number)
Detailed dataFootnote 1
(Percentage)
Proportion of population after equal distribution of mulitiple responsesFootnote 2
(Percentage)
Proportion of population after addition of mulitiple responsesFootnote 3
(Percentage)
Total 34,767,250 100% 100% -
English 26,007,500 74.8% 75.4% -
French 7,705,755 22.2% 22.8% -
English and French 417,485 1.2% - -
Neither English nor French 636,515 1.8% - -
Population by mother tongueFootnote 6
Population Detailed dataFootnote 1
(Number)
Detailed dataFootnote 1
(Percentage)
Proportion of population after equal distribution of mulitiple responsesFootnote 2
(Percentage)
Proportion of population after addition of mulitiple responsesFootnote 3
(Percentage)
Total 34,767,255 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 19,460,850 56.0% 57.0% 58.1%
Single responses, Official languages, French 7,166,705 20.6% 21.0% 21.4%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 195,700 0.6% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 7,125,365 20.5% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 165,320 0.5% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 533,265 1.5% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 86,150 0.2% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 33,900 0.1% - -
Population by language spoken most often at homeFootnote 7
Population Detailed dataFootnote 1
(Number)
Detailed dataFootnote 1
(Percentage)
Proportion of population after equal distribution of mulitiple responsesFootnote 2
(Percentage)
Proportion of population after addition of mulitiple responsesFootnote 3
(Percentage)
Total 34,767,250 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 22,162,865 63.7% 65.9% 68.1%
Single responses, Official languages, French 6,943,800 20.0% 20.5% 21.1%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 118,470 0.3% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 3,878,725 11.2% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 160,185 0.5% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 1,284,975 3.7% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 148,915 0.4% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 69,315 0.2% - -
Population by other language spoken regularly at homeFootnote 8
Population Detailed dataFootnote 1
(Number)
Detailed dataFootnote 1
(Percentage)
Proportion of population after equal distribution of mulitiple responsesFootnote 2
(Percentage)
Proportion of population after addition of mulitiple responsesFootnote 3
(Percentage)
Total 34,767,255 100% - -
Single responses, Official languages, English 2,109,340 6.1% 6.2% 6.4%
Single responses, Official languages, French 731,095 2.1% 2.2% 2.4%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 90,740 0.3% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 2,060,945 5.9% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 47,970 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 61,075 0.2% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 48,755 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 2,080 0.0% - -
Date modified:
2018-02-28