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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 Dorval, CÉFootnote 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 17,880 3,840 1,520 12,260 255
Single responses 17,405 3,795 1,520 11,845 250
English 8,085 2,760 10 5,310 10
French 5,400 0 1,285 4,115 0
Non-official languages 3,920 1,035 220 2,420 240
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. 60 25 0 30 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 590 20 20 550 0
Portuguese 60 0 10 45 0
Romanian 300 25 20 225 25
Spanish 315 55 45 165 50
Danish 10 0 0 0 0
Dutch 80 35 0 40 0
Flemish 15 0 0 20 0
Frisian 0 0 0 0 0
German 160 75 0 80 0
Norwegian 0 10 0 0 0
Swedish 0 10 0 0 0
Yiddish 0 0 0 0 0
Bosnian 0 0 0 0 0
Bulgarian 55 0 0 55 0
Croatian 15 10 0 10 0
Czech 40 15 0 25 0
Macedonian 0 0 0 0 0
Polish 205 35 15 145 10
Russian 80 15 0 60 0
Serbian 0 0 0 0 0
Serbo-Croatian 10 10 0 0 0
Slovak 10 0 0 10 0
Slovenian 10 10 0 0 0
Ukrainian 65 15 0 50 0
Latvian 40 25 0 10 0
Lithuanian 0 0 0 10 0
Estonian 15 10 0 0 0
Finnish 0 0 0 0 0
Hungarian 70 20 0 40 15
Greek 70 20 0 45 0
Armenian 0 0 0 10 0
Turkish 15 0 0 10 0
Amharic 0 0 0 0 0
Arabic 295 50 45 190 0
Hebrew 10 0 0 0 0
Maltese 0 0 0 0 0
Somali 0 0 0 0 0
Tigrigna 0 0 0 0 0
Bengali 0 0 0 0 0
Gujarati 40 10 0 30 0
Hindi 25 10 0 15 0
Kurdish 0 0 0 0 0
Panjabi (Punjabi) 10 0 0 0 0
Pashto 0 0 0 0 0
Persian (Farsi) 85 25 0 50 0
Sindhi 0 0 0 0 0
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 0 0 0 0 0
Urdu 55 35 0 10 10
Malayalam 0 0 0 0 0
Tamil 10 10 0 0 0
Telugu 0 0 0 0 0
Japanese 0 0 0 0 0
Korean 45 35 0 10 0
Cantonese 30 10 0 20 0
Chinese, n.o.s.Footnote 2 330 145 15 130 40
Mandarin 235 100 10 95 35
Taiwanese 95 20 0 35 40
Lao 0 0 0 0 0
Khmer (Cambodian) 15 0 0 0 10
Vietnamese 10 0 0 10 0
Bisayan languages 10 0 0 0 0
Ilocano 0 0 0 0 0
Malay 10 0 0 0 0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 170 125 0 45 0
Akan (Twi) 0 0 0 0 0
Swahili 0 0 0 0 0
Creoles 30 0 20 10 0
Other languagesFootnote 3 100 25 10 65 0
Multiple responses 470 45 0 415 0
English and French 250 10 0 245 0
English and non-official language 120 35 0 85 0
French and non-official language 55 0 10 50 0
English, French and non-official language 45 0 0 40 0

Footnotes

Footnote 1

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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