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Language spoken most often at home by immigrant status and broad age groups, 2006 counts, for census divisions - 20% sample data

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Language spoken most often at home Total population1 Non-immigrant population2 Immigrant population3
Total Age 0 to 16 Age 17 and over Total Age 0 to 16 Age 17 and over Total Age 0 to 16 Age 17 and over
Notes:
  1. The total population count includes the non-immigrant population, the immigrant population and the non-permanent resident population. The non-permanent resident population is not shown separately in this table.
  2. Non-immigrants are persons who are Canadian citizens by birth. Although most Canadian citizens by birth were born in Canada, a small number were born outside Canada to Canadian parents.
  3. Immigrants are persons who are, or have ever been, landed immigrants in Canada. A landed immigrant is a person who has been granted the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities. Some immigrants have resided in Canada for a number of years, while others are more recent arrivals. Most immigrants are born outside Canada, but a small number were born in Canada. Includes immigrants who landed in Canada prior to Census Day, May 16, 2006.
  4. All Aboriginal languages are grouped together. For a detailed breakdown of Aboriginal languages, refer to Figure 9A in the 2006 Census Dictionary. For a full list of languages collected in the census, please refer to Appendix G in the 2006 Census Dictionary.
  5. All Chinese languages are grouped together. For a detailed breakdown of Chinese languages, refer to Figure 9F in the 2006 Census Dictionary. For a full list of languages collected in the census, please refer to Appendix G in the 2006 Census Dictionary.
  6. This is a subtotal of all languages collected by the census that are not displayed separately here. For a full list of languages collected in the census, please refer to Appendix G in the 2006 Census Dictionary.
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Total 245,975 45,660 200,310 239,015 44,855 194,160 5,865 525 5,345
Single responses 245,655 45,605 200,045 238,890 44,805 194,080 5,690 510 5,180
English 243,370 45,255 198,120 238,070 44,675 193,390 4,580 380 4,200
French 205 55 155 155 45 115 50 10 40
Non-official languages 2,070 300 1,770 665 85 580 1,060 125 935
Chinese languages5 495 30 460 120 10 105 290 10 275
Spanish 330 60 270 85 0 80 200 45 155
Other languages6 200 40 160 125 10 115 50 30 20
Arabic 145 50 95 10 10 0 50 0 50
Urdu 145 40 105 70 20 45 40 0 40
Russian 125 20 105 60 10 55 50 10 35
Bengali 125 10 115 30 0 30 75 10 65
German 65 0 65 15 0 20 45 0 45
Portuguese 40 0 35 0 0 10 25 0 20
Gujarati 35 10 25 15 0 15 20 10 15
Persian (Farsi) 35 0 30 25 10 20 10 0 10
Romanian 30 0 25 15 0 15 15 10 10
Norwegian 30 0 30 25 0 20 0 0 0
Hindi 30 10 30 10 0 10 20 0 25
Telugu 30 0 30 15 0 15 15 0 20
Panjabi (Punjabi) 25 0 25 0 0 0 25 0 25
Bisayan languages 25 0 30 0 0 0 25 0 30
Bulgarian 20 0 20 10 0 10 10 0 10
Italian 15 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greek 15 0 15 10 0 10 10 0 10
Turkish 15 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
Japanese 15 0 15 0 0 0 15 0 10
Czech 10 0 10 0 0 0 15 0 10
Serbian 10 10 10 0 0 0 10 10 10
Slovak 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Amharic 10 0 10 0 0 0 10 0 10
Korean 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aboriginal languages4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Danish 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dutch 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
Flemish 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Frisian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Swedish 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yiddish 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bosnian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Croatian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Macedonian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Polish 0 0 10 0 0 0 10 0 10
Serbo-Croatian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slovenian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ukrainian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latvian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lithuanian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Estonian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Finnish 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hungarian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Armenian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hebrew 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maltese 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Somali 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tigrigna 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kurdish 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pashto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sindhi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malayalam 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tamil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lao 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Khmer (Cambodian) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vietnamese 0 0 10 0 0 0 10 0 10
Ilocano 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Akan (Twi) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Swahili 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Creoles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multiple responses 320 55 265 120 45 75 170 10 165
English and French 50 0 50 30 0 30 20 0 20
English and non-official language 265 45 215 85 35 45 155 10 145
French and non-official language 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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