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The Evolving Linguistic Portrait, 2006 Census (Analysis series) - 97-555-XWE2006001
June 4, 2008
An error was detected under the sub-header 'The rapid growth in the allophone population is due to immigration' of the analytical document entitled 'The Evolving Linguistic Portrait'. The last sentence in the first paragraph was misplaced.
The sentence was corrected as follows in the HTML version at http://www12.statcan.ca/census-recensement/2006/as-sa/97-555/p3-eng.cfm, as well as on page 7 of the PDF version.
The rapid growth in the allophone population is due to immigration
The rapid growth in the allophone population is attributable to the increase in the number of recent immigrants whose mother tongue is neither English nor French. More than 1.1 million immigrants arrived in Canada in the five years preceding the 2006 Census, and 81% of them had a mother tongue other than English or French. Since the 1960s, the majority of immigrants have had a mother tongue other than English or French.
Allophone immigration has also had an impact on the proportion of people who speak a non-official language most often at home. This number more than doubled between 1971 and 2006, from 1.6 million to 3.7 million. That proportion was 11.9% (one out of eight Canadians) in 2006, up from 10.4% in 2001 (see Table A-2).
Low level correction/update
December 20, 2007
Data point errors were detected within the text of the analytical document entitled 'The Evolving Linguistic Portrait' under the section 'More than 200 non-official mother tongues reported'.
The HTML section at http://www12.statcan.ca/census-recensement/2006/as-sa/97-555/index-eng.cfm, has been updated as follows:
More than 200 non-official mother tongues reported
People who reported one of the Chinese languages as their mother tongue accounted for the largest proportion of allophones in Canada (16.4%), followed by Italian (7.6%) and German (7.4%).
Page 7 of the PDF version was also updated.
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