Statistics on Official Languages in New Brunswick

Demolinguistic data

Total population

729,498

%

Population with French as mother tongue

239,357

32.8

Population with English as mother tongue

468,084

64.2

Population speaking both official languages

245,870

33.7

Population speaking neither English nor French

335

0.05

Source: Statistics Canada - 2001 Census


Educational data

Population
in majority-language schools

85,948

%

French as a second-language enrollment

70,447

82.0

In French immersion

26,134

37.1

Population in minority-language schools

36,639

 

English as a second-language enrolment

27,581

75.3

Source: AR 2002-2003, Heritage Canada
Estimated enrolment for 2002-2003.


Data on official languages, federal level

Total number
All federal public service employees

163,287

%

Bilingual positions in the federal public service

61,896

37.9

All federal public service employees in province

5,417

3.3

Bilingual federal public service positions in New Brunswick

2,612

48.2

Francophone federal public service employees in New Brunswick

2,136

39.4

Source: Treasury Board - Official Languages Information System, March 2003