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Topic-based tabulation: Detailed Mother Tongue (103), Knowledge of Official Languages (5), Age Groups (17A) and Sex (3) for the Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data

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Catalogue number:97-555-XCB2006016
Release date:December 4, 2007
Topic:Language
Data dimensions:

Note

Note: Data quality - Siouan languages (Dakota/Sioux)

When comparing the census results to those of the 2001 Census, it appears that there is some overestimation of persons reporting Siouan languages (Dakota/Sioux) in British Columbia and, as a result, also at the Canada level. Although it affects a relatively small population, it is best to apply caution when analysing the census data for Siouan languages (Dakota/Sioux) in these geographies.

For more information on factors that may explain such variances in census data, such as response errors and processing errors, please refer to the 2006 Census Dictionary, Appendix B Data quality, sampling and weighting, confidentiality and random rounding.

Note: Data on knowledge of official languages

According to studies on data certification, the 2006 Census statistics on knowledge of official languages could underestimate the category 'English and French' and overestimate the category 'French only,' particularly for the francophone population, but also for the whole population in general. More information on the subject will be available in the Languages Reference Guide, to be published in 2008.

Note: Impact of municipal restructuring

The boundaries and names of municipalities (census subdivisions) can change from one census to the next because of annexations, dissolutions and incorporations. To bridge the impact of these municipal changes on data dissemination, the 2006 Census team is producing a profile for dissolved census subdivisions. For additional information, please refer to the 2006 Census Dictionary, catalogue number 92-566-XWE or 92-566-XPE.

Note: Population universe

The population universe of the 2006 Census includes the following groups:
- Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants with a usual place of residence in Canada;
- Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants who are abroad, either on a military base or attached to a diplomatic mission;
- Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants at sea or in port aboard merchant vessels under Canadian registry;
- persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who are claiming refugee status and members of their families living with them;
- persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who hold Study Permits and members of their families living with them;
- persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who hold Work Permits and members of their families living with them.

For census purposes, the last three groups in this list are referred to as 'non-permanent residents'. For further information, refer to the variable Immigration: Non-permanent resident found in the 2006 Census Dictionary, catalogue number 92-566-XWE or 92-566-XPE.

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This table details detailed mother tongue , knowledge of official languages , age groups and sex for the population in Laval, V
Detailed mother tongue (103) Knowledge of official languages (5)
Total - Knowledge of official languages English only French only English and French Neither English nor French
Total - Detailed mother tongue 364,620 15,900 144,085 198,980 5,650
Single responses 355,835 15,500 142,325 192,410 5,600
English 25,270 5,380 155 19,700 35
French 242,155 70 124,290 117,680 110
Non-official languages 88,410 10,045 17,875 55,025 5,455
Algonquin 0 0 0 0 0
Atikamekw 0 0 0 0 0
Blackfoot 0 0 0 0 0
Carrier 0 0 0 0 0
Chilcotin 0 0 0 0 0
Chipewyan 0 0 0 0 0
Cree 15 10 0 0 0
Siouan languages (Dakota/Sioux) 0 0 0 0 0
Dene 0 0 0 0 0
Dogrib 0 0 0 0 0
Gitksan 0 0 0 0 0
Inuinnaqtun 0 0 0 0 0
Inuktitut, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Kutchin-Gwich'in (Loucheux) 0 0 0 0 0
Malecite 0 0 0 0 0
Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 0 0
Mohawk 0 0 0 0 0
Montagnais-Naskapi 0 0 0 0 0
Nisga'a 0 0 0 0 0
North Slave (Hare) 0 0 0 0 0
Ojibway 0 0 0 0 0
Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0
Shuswap 0 0 0 0 0
South Slave 0 0 0 0 0
Tlingit 0 0 0 0 0
Italian 16,025 685 1,815 12,975 550
Portuguese 4,675 200 1,355 2,870 245
Romanian 2,970 80 725 1,985 175
Spanish 8,060 260 3,070 4,325 405
Danish 10 0 0 10 0
Dutch 140 30 0 100 0
Flemish 25 10 10 0 0
Frisian 10 0 0 0 0
German 955 480 20 450 0
Norwegian 10 0 0 0 0
Swedish 10 10 0 0 0
Yiddish 175 70 0 110 0
Bosnian 30 0 0 25 0
Bulgarian 70 0 10 65 0
Croatian 430 125 10 270 30
Czech 50 10 0 40 0
Macedonian 0 0 0 0 0
Polish 875 170 100 590 10
Russian 935 125 170 615 30
Serbian 140 20 20 90 10
Serbo-Croatian 60 20 15 25 0
Slovak 100 35 0 60 10
Slovenian 115 55 0 55 0
Ukrainian 110 20 10 85 0
Latvian 0 10 0 0 0
Lithuanian 35 15 0 20 0
Estonian 0 0 0 0 0
Finnish 25 10 0 20 0
Hungarian 785 190 60 515 15
Greek 14,070 4,030 275 8,480 1,290
Armenian 6,420 490 535 4,840 555
Turkish 305 15 80 150 65
Amharic 0 10 0 0 0
Arabic 14,330 675 4,315 8,605 735
Hebrew 150 40 20 95 0
Maltese 0 0 0 0 0
Somali 15 10 0 0 0
Tigrigna 0 0 0 0 0
Bengali 125 45 0 75 0
Gujarati 55 15 0 30 10
Hindi 60 20 10 25 0
Kurdish 55 0 35 10 0
Panjabi (Punjabi) 775 340 0 320 115
Pashto 90 15 0 40 30
Persian (Farsi) 1,265 205 340 555 170
Sindhi 0 0 0 0 0
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 35 10 0 25 0
Urdu 485 210 35 215 20
Malayalam 10 15 0 0 0
Tamil 545 235 25 235 55
Telugu 0 0 0 0 0
Japanese 25 10 0 15 0
Korean 85 20 0 40 25
Cantonese 175 55 20 80 20
Chinese, n.o.s.Footnote 1 1,020 260 200 420 140
Mandarin 170 55 10 80 25
Taiwanese 0 0 0 0 0
Lao 1,035 45 475 460 55
Khmer (Cambodian) 1,415 45 345 860 165
Vietnamese 1,900 185 530 950 230
Bisayan languages 15 10 0 0 0
Ilocano 35 30 0 10 0
Malay 10 0 0 0 0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 195 120 0 75 0
Akan (Twi) 30 10 0 25 0
Swahili 45 0 15 35 0
Creoles 5,120 15 2,710 2,200 195
Other languagesFootnote 2 1,470 185 475 740 70
Multiple responses 8,790 400 1,760 6,570 50
English and French 2,375 25 70 2,280 0
English and non-official language 1,695 340 10 1,335 10
French and non-official language 4,025 25 1,640 2,330 35
English, French and non-official language 690 15 40 625 10

Footnotes

Footnote 1

The 2006 category 'Chinese, n.o.s.' includes responses of 'Chinese' as well as all Chinese languages other than Cantonese, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Chaochow (Teochow), Fukien, Hakka and Shanghainese. Data for the 'Chinese, n.o.s.' category in 2001 and 2006 are not directly comparable. The 2001 category 'Chinese, n.o.s.' is equivalent to the sum of the 2006 categories 'Chinese, n.o.s.' and 'Chaochow (Teochow),' 'Fukien,' 'Shanghainese' and Taiwanese.'

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Footnote 2

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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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97-555-XCB2006016.

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