Fast figures on official languages by province and territory (2016)

N.L.

Newfoundland and Labrador

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 515,680 100% - -
English only 488,800 94.8% - -
French only 120 0.0% - -
English and French 25,940 5.0% - -
Neither English nor French 820 0.2% - -
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 515,680 100% 100% -
English 512,350 99.4% 99.4% -
French 2,255 0.4% 0.5% -
English and French 350 0.1% - -
Neither English nor French 725 0.1% - -
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 515,680 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 499,710 96.9% 97.1% 97.2%
Single responses, Official languages, French 2,350 0.5% 0.5% 0.6%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages  2,620 0.5% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages  9,300 1.8% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 585 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 1,025 0.2% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 60 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 25 0.0% - -
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 515,675 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 505,550 98.0% 98.3% 98.5%
Single responses, Official languages, French 935 0.2% 0.2% 0.3%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages  1,910 0.4% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages  4,635 0.9% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 400 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 2,175 0.4% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 30 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 55 0.0% - -
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 515,680 100% - -
Single responses, Official languages, English 3,190 0.6% 0.6% 0.6%
Single responses, Official languages, French 3,160 0.6% 0.6% 0.6%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages  685 0.1% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages  3,450 0.7% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 20 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 45 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 65 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 5 0.0% - -
P.E.I

Prince Edward Island

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 141,015 100% - -
English only 121,815 86.4% - -
French only 115 0.1% - -
English and French 17,840 12.7% - -
Neither English nor French 1,250 0.9% - -
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 141,015 100% 100% -
English 135,015 95.7% 95.8% -
French 4,550 3.2% 3.3% -
English and French 235 0.2% - -
Neither English nor French 1,225 0.9% - -
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 141,020 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 128,005 90.8% 91.1% 91.5%
Single responses, Official languages, French 4,865 3.4% 3.6% 3.8%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 50 0.0% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 7,110 5.0% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 485 0.3% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 460 0.3% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 30 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 20 0.0% - -
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 141,015 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 132,670 94.1% 94.6% 95.2%
Single responses, Official languages, French 2,260 1.6% 1.7% 1.9%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 10 0.0% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 4,565 3.2% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 350 0.2% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 1,150 0.8% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 5 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 15 0.0% - -
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 141,015 100% - -
Single responses, Official languages, English 2,550 1.8% 1.8% 1.8%
Single responses, Official languages, French 2,850 2.0% 2.0% 2.1%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 25 0.0% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 1,605 1.1% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 15 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 30 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 40 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 5 0.0% - -
N.S.

Nova Scotia

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 912,300 100% - -
English only 813,480 89.2% - -
French only 705 0.1% - -
English and French 95,380 10.5% - -
Neither English nor French 2,735 0.3% - -
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 912,295 100% 100% -
English 879,465 96.4% 96.5% -
French 28,490 3.1% 3.2% -
English and French 1,760 0.2% - -
Neither English nor French 2,585 0.3% - -
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 912,295 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 830,220 91.0% 91.4% 91.9%
Single responses, Official languages, French 29,465 3.2% 3.4% 3.7%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 4,290 0.5% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 40,260 4.4% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 3,445 0.4% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 4,180 0.5% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 225 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 210 0.0% - -
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 912,300 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 863,550 94.7% 95.3% 95.9%
Single responses, Official languages, French 14,460 1.6% 1.7% 1.9%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 2,570 0.3% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 20,170 2.2% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 2,180 0.2% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 8,970 1.0% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 75 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 315 0.0% - -
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 912,295 100% - -
Single responses, Official languages, English 17,005 1.9% 1.9% 1.9%
Single responses, Official languages, French 16,390 1.8% 1.8% 1.9%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 2,135 0.2% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 14,135 1.5% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 150 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 220 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 470 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 5 0.0% - -
N.B.

New Brunswick

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 736,280 100% - -
English only 420,820 57.2% - -
French only 63,140 8.6% - -
English and French 249,950 33.9% - -
Neither English nor French 2,370 0.3% - -
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 736,280 100% 100% -
English 498,365 67.7% 67.9% -
French 232,450 31.6% 31.8% -
English and French 3,210 0.4% - -
Neither English nor French 2,255 0.3% - -
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 736,280 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 472,725 64.2% 64.8% 65.4%
Single responses, Official languages, French 231,110 31.4% 31.9% 32.4%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages  2,165 0.3% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages  20,990 2.9% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 7,285 1.0% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 1,535 0.2% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 330 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 145 0.0% - -
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 736,280 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 505,935 68.7% 69.5% 70.2%
Single responses, Official languages, French 206,315 28.0% 28.6% 29.1%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages  820 0.1% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages  11,870 1.6% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 7,275 1.0% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 3,435 0.5% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 340 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 290 0.0% - -
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 736,280 100% - -
Single responses, Official languages, English 49,925 6.8% 6.8% 6.8%
Single responses, Official languages, French 30,030 4.1% 4.1% 4.1%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages  1,300 0.2% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages  6,240 0.8% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 180 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 300 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 335 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 10 0.0% - -
Que.

Quebec

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 8,066,560 100% - -
English only 372,445 4.6% - -
French only 4,032,640 50.0% - -
English and French 3,586,410 44.5% - -
Neither English nor French 75,065 0.9% - -
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 8,066,555 100% 100% -
English 964,120 12.0% 13.7% -
French 6,750,945 83.7% 85.4% -
English and French 278,710 3.5% - -
Neither English nor French 72,775 0.9% - -
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 8,066,555 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 601,155 7.5% 8.1% 8.9%
Single responses, Official languages, French 6,219,665 77.1% 78.0% 79.1%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 45,570 0.6% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 1,015,260 12.6% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 72,395 0.9% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 27,485 0.3% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 67,075 0.8% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 17,950 0.2% - -
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 8,066,560 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 782,185 9.7% 10.7% 12.0%
Single responses, Official languages, French 6,375,665 79.0% 80.6% 82.4%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 40,190 0.5% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 545,695 6.8% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 86,715 1.1% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 54,400 0.7% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 139,385 1.7% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 42,320 0.5% - -
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 8,066,555 100% - -
Single responses, Official languages, English 513,410 6.4% 6.8% 7.2%
Single responses, Official languages, French 320,370 3.9% 4.3% 4.7%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 5,700 0.1% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 312,085 3.9% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 36,235 0.4% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 28,630 0.4% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 23,470 0.3% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 1,420 0.0% - -
Ont.

Ontario

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 13,312,865 100% - -
English only 11,455,500 86.0% - -
French only 40,040 0.3% - -
English and French 1,490,390 11.2% - -
Neither English nor French 326,935 2.5% - -
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 13,312,865 100% 100% -
English 12,394,325 93.1% 93.4% -
French 504,130 3.8% 4.1% -
English and French 92,940 0.7% - -
Neither English nor French 321,480 2.4% - -
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 13,312,870 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 8,902,320 66.9% 68.2% 69.5%
Single responses, Official languages, French 490,715 3.7% 4.0% 4.3%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 22,765 0.2% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 3,531,160 26.5% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 54,045 0.4% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 288,285 2.2% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 12,565 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 11,010 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 13,312,865 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 10,328,680 77.6% 80.5% 83.5%
Single responses, Official languages, French 277,045 2.1% 2.3% 2.6%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 9,210 0.1% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 1,907,105 14.3% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 45,655 0.3% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 719,595 5.4% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 6,725 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 18,855 0.1% - -
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 13,312,865 100% - -
Single responses, Official languages, English 896,170 6.7% 6.8% 6.9%
Single responses, Official languages, French 243,970 1.8% 1.9% 2.0%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 14,315 0.1% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 1,042,645 7.8% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 8,150 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 19,105 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 16,435 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 415 0.0% - -
Man.

Manitoba

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 1,261,620 100% - -
English only 1,135,395 90.0% - -
French only 1,485 0.1% - -
English and French 108,460 8.6% - -
Neither English nor French 16,285 1.3% - -
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 1,261,620 100% 100% -
English 1,203,025 95.4% 95.5% -
French 39,200 3.1% 3.2% -
English and French 3,545 0.3% - -
Neither English nor French 15,840 1.3% - -
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 1,261,620 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 900,610 71.4% 72.6% 73.8%
Single responses, Official languages, French 40,520 3.2% 3.4% 3.7%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 29,710 2.4% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 259,280 20.6% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 4,365 0.3% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 25,965 2.1% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 695 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 470 0.0% - -
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 1,261,620 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 1,035,475 82.1% 84.6% 87.2%
Single responses, Official languages, French 16,865 1.3% 1.5% 1.7%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 15,770 1.2% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 129,035 10.2% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 3,090 0.2% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 60,090 4.8% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 415 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 885 0.1% - -
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 1,261,615 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 76,350 6.1% 6.1% 6.2%
Single responses, Official languages, French 20,200 1.6% 1.6% 1.7%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 16,105 1.3% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 67,215 5.3% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 305 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 1,610 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 770 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 20 0.0% - -
Sask.

Saskatchewan

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 1,083,240 100% - -
English only 1,023,400 94.5% - -
French only 535 0.0% - -
English and French 51,360 4.7% - -
Neither English nor French 7,945 0.7% - -
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 1,083,240 100% 100% -
English 1,060,225 97.9% 98.0% -
French 13,555 1.3% 1.3% -
English and French 1,770 0.2% - -
Neither English nor French 7,685 0.7% - -
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 1,083,240 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 892,615 82.4% 83.2% 84.1%
Single responses, Official languages, French 15,100 1.4% 1.5% 1.6%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 28,340 2.6% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 128,620 11.9% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 2,045 0.2% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 15,925 1.5% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 315 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 280 0.0% - -
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 1,083,240 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 964,640 89.1% 90.6% 92.2%
Single responses, Official languages, French 3,985 0.4% 0.4% 0.5%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 16,605 1.5% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 63,905 5.9% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 1,210 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 32,250 3.0% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 150 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 495 0.0% - -
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 1,083,235 100% - -
Single responses, Official languages, English 41,920 3.9% 3.9% 4.0%
Single responses, Official languages, French 9,340 0.9% 0.9% 0.9%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 13,490 1.2% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 33,005 3.0% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 170 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 860 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 495 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 20 0.0% - -
Alta.

Alberta

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 4,026,650 100% - -
English only 3,698,765 91.9% - -
French only 3,895 0.1% - -
English and French 264,720 6.6% - -
Neither English nor French 59,280 1.5% - -
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 4,026,650 100% 100% -
English 3,880,685 96.4% 96.6% -
French 71,535 1.8% 2.0% -
English and French 16,605 0.4% - -
Neither English nor French 57,830 1.4% - -
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 4,026,650 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 2,991,485 74.3% 75.4% 76.5%
Single responses, Official languages, French 72,150 1.8% 2.0% 2.2%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 23,835 0.6% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 847,105 21.0% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 10,230 0.3% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 77,520 1.9% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 2,685 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 1,640 0.0% - -
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 4,026,655 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 3,327,255 82.6% 85.0% 87.3%
Single responses, Official languages, French 27,630 0.7% 0.8% 1.0%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 9,970 0.2% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 472,760 11.7% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 6,885 0.2% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 178,070 4.4% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 1,125 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 2,965 0.1% - -
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 4,026,650 100% - -
Single responses, Official languages, English 221,305 5.5% 5.6% 5.6%
Single responses, Official languages, French 41,840 1.0% 1.1% 1.1%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 17,430 0.4% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 44,825 6.1% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 1,535 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 4,545 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 2,795 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 85 0.0% - -
B.C.

British Columbia

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 4,598,415 100% - -
English only 4,127,770 89.8% - -
French only 1,810 0.0% - -
English and French 314,925 6.8% - -
Neither English nor French 153,910 3.3% - -
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 4,598,415 100% 100% -
English 4,373,330 95.1% 95.3% -
French 55,325 1.2% 1.4% -
English and French 18,000 0.4% - -
Neither English nor French 151,760 3.3% - -
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 4,598,415 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 3,170,110 68.9% 70.0% 71.1%
Single responses, Official languages, French 57,425 1.2% 1.4% 1.6%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 8,435 0.2% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 1,259,025 27.4% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 10,065 0.2% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 89,135 1.9% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 2,100 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 2,115 0.0% - -
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 4,598,415 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 3,631,700 79.0% 81.5% 84.0%
Single responses, Official languages, French 16,795 0.4% 0.5% 0.6%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 1,565 0.0% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 715,815 15.6% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 6,155 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 222,670 4.8% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 650 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 3,065 0.1% - -
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 4,598,415 100% - -
Single responses, Official languages, English 274,535 6.0% 6.0% 6.1%
Single responses, Official languages, French 41,020 0.9% 0.9% 1.0%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 7,985 0.2% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 332,945 7.2% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 1,195 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 5,660 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 3,765 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 100 0.0% - -
Y.T.

Yukon

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 35,555 100% - -
English only 30,430 85.6% - -
French only 85 0.2% - -
English and French 4,900 13.8% - -
Neither English nor French 140 0.4% - -
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 35,555 100% 100% -
English 33,720 94.8% 95.0% -
French 1,575 4.4% 4.6% -
English and French 125 0.4% - -
Neither English nor French 140 0.4% - -
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 35,560 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 29,105 81.8% 82.8% 83.7%
Single responses, Official languages, French 1,570 4.4% 4.8% 5.1%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 675 1.9% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 3,530 9.9% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 220 0.6% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 420 1.2% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 15 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 15 0.0% - -
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 35,560 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 32,270 90.7% 91.9% 93.0%
Single responses, Official languages, French 860 2.4% 2.6% 2.8%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 75 0.2% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 1,520 4.3% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 120 0.3% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 680 1.9% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 5 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 15 0.0% - -
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 35,555 100% - -
Single responses, Official languages, English 1,250 3.5% 3.6% 3.7%
Single responses, Official languages, French 890 2.5% 2.6% 2.7%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 585 1.6% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 1,245 3.5% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 20 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 35 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 45 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 0 0.0% - -
N.W.T.

Northwest Territories

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 41,375 100% - -
English only 36,845 89.1% - -
French only 60 0.1% - -
English and French 4,275 10.3% - -
Neither English nor French 195 0.5% - -
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 41,375 100% 100% -
English 39,875 96.4% 96.6% -
French 1,165 2.8% 3.0% -
English and French 150 0.4% - -
Neither English nor French 195 0.5% - -
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 41,380 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 31,765 76.8% 77.7% 78.6%
Single responses, Official languages, French 1,175 2.8% 3.1% 3.3%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 4,635 11.2% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 2,990 7.2% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 145 0.4% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 630 1.5% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 35 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 5 0.0% - -
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 41,380 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 36,270 87.8% 88.9% 90.3%
Single responses, Official languages, French 635 1.5% 1.7% 1.9%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 2,045 4.9% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 1,340 3.2% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 125 0.3% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 930 2.2% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 15 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 25 0.1% - -
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 41,375 100% - -
Single responses, Official languages, English 2,180 5.3% 5.3% 5.3%
Single responses, Official languages, French 785 1.9% 2.0% 2.0%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 2,995 7.2% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 1,110 2.7% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 15 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 15 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 45 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 0 0.0% - -
Nvt.

Nunavut

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 35,690 100% - -
English only 32,065 89.8% - -
French only 60 0.2% - -
English and French 1,525 4.3% - -
Neither English nor French 2,045 5.7% - -
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 35,690 100% 100% -
English 32,990 92.4% 92.6% -
French 580 1.6% 1.8% -
English and French 90 0.3% - -
Neither English nor French 2,025 5.7% - -
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 35,695 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 11,020 30.9% 31.9% 32.9%
Single responses, Official languages, French 595 1.7% 1.7% 1.8%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 22,610 63.3% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 735 2.1% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 25 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 685 1.9% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 10 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 10 0.0% - -
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 35,695 100% 100% -
Single responses, Official languages, English 16,685 46.7% 47.6% 48.5%
Single responses, Official languages, French 345 1.0% 1.0% 1.1%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 17,735 49.7% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 320 0.9% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 20 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 585 1.6% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 5 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 5 0.0% - -
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 35,690 100% - -
Single responses, Official languages, English 9,555 26.8% 26.8% 26.8%
Single responses, Official languages, French 240 0.7% 0.7% 0.7%
Single responses, Non-official languages, Aboriginal languages 7,990 22.4% - -
Single responses, Non-official languages, Non-Aboriginal languages 435 1.2% - -
Multiple responses, English and French 0 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English and non-official language 20 0.1% - -
Multiple responses, French and non-official language 15 0.0% - -
Multiple responses, English, French and non-official language 0 0.0% - -
Date modified:
2018-09-13