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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 Hampstead, VFootnote 1
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 6,995 1,495 215 5,240 50
Single responses 6,795 1,445 180 5,110 50
English 4,260 1,020 0 3,245 0
French 970 0 90 885 0
Non-official languages 1,560 430 95 980 50
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 0 0 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 40 0 0 40 0
Portuguese 0 0 0 0 0
Romanian 145 0 25 105 10
Spanish 135 0 30 105 0
Danish 0 0 0 0 0
Dutch 0 0 0 0 0
Flemish 0 0 0 0 0
Frisian 0 0 0 0 0
German 35 10 0 25 0
Norwegian 0 0 0 0 0
Swedish 0 0 0 0 0
Yiddish 175 55 0 120 0
Bosnian 0 0 0 0 0
Bulgarian 0 0 0 0 0
Croatian 0 0 0 0 0
Czech 10 0 0 10 0
Macedonian 0 0 0 0 0
Polish 160 45 0 70 35
Russian 40 20 0 15 0
Serbian 20 0 0 20 0
Serbo-Croatian 0 0 0 0 0
Slovak 15 0 0 20 0
Slovenian 0 0 0 0 0
Ukrainian 0 0 0 0 0
Latvian 0 0 0 0 0
Lithuanian 0 0 0 0 0
Estonian 0 0 0 0 0
Finnish 0 0 0 0 0
Hungarian 65 20 0 50 0
Greek 20 15 0 0 0
Armenian 0 0 0 0 0
Turkish 10 0 0 10 0
Amharic 0 0 0 0 0
Arabic 110 20 0 90 0
Hebrew 240 105 30 105 0
Maltese 0 0 0 0 0
Somali 0 0 0 0 0
Tigrigna 0 0 0 0 0
Bengali 10 0 0 10 0
Gujarati 0 0 0 0 0
Hindi 0 0 0 0 0
Kurdish 0 0 0 0 0
Panjabi (Punjabi) 10 0 0 10 0
Pashto 0 0 0 0 0
Persian (Farsi) 35 0 0 30 0
Sindhi 0 0 0 0 0
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 0 0 0 0 0
Urdu 10 10 0 0 0
Malayalam 0 0 0 0 0
Tamil 0 10 0 0 0
Telugu 0 0 0 0 0
Japanese 0 0 0 0 0
Korean 90 35 10 45 0
Cantonese 0 0 0 0 0
Chinese, n.o.s.Footnote 2 35 0 0 30 0
Mandarin 10 10 0 0 0
Taiwanese 0 0 0 0 0
Lao 0 0 0 0 0
Khmer (Cambodian) 0 10 0 0 0
Vietnamese 35 0 0 30 0
Bisayan languages 20 0 0 15 0
Ilocano 10 0 0 0 0
Malay 0 0 0 0 0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 60 45 0 15 0
Akan (Twi) 0 0 0 0 0
Swahili 0 0 0 0 0
Creoles 0 0 0 0 0
Other languagesFootnote 3 0 0 0 0 0
Multiple responses 200 40 30 130 0
English and French 45 10 0 35 0
English and non-official language 55 30 0 25 0
French and non-official language 85 0 30 45 0
English, French and non-official language 20 0 0 25 0

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Data quality index showing, for the short census questionnaire (100% data), a global non response rate higher than or equal to 5% but lower than 10%.

Data quality index showing, for the long census questionnaire (20% sample data), a global non response rate higher than or equal to 5% but lower than 10%.

2001 adjusted count; most of these are the result of boundary changes.

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Footnote 2

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 3

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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