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2006 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations

Detailed Mother Tongue (148), Single and Multiple Language Responses (3) and Sex (3) for the Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data

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Toronto
Detailed mother tongue (148) Single and multiple language responses (3)
Total - Single and multiple language responses 1 Single language responses 2 Multiple language responses 3
Note(s) :
  1. Census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations crossing provincial boundaries
    There is one census metropolitan area (Ottawa - Gatineau) and three census agglomerations (Campbellton, Hawkesbury and Lloydminster) that cross provincial boundaries. The data for their respective provincial parts are included with the appropriate census metropolitan area or census agglomeration, with data for the census metropolitan area or census agglomeration within the province of the provincial part that contributes the majority of the population to the area. For example, Ottawa - Gatineau can be found in Ontario, Campbellton in New Brunswick, Hawkesbury in Ontario and Lloydminster in Alberta.
  1. Total - Single and multiple language responses
    The category 'Total - Single and multiple language responses' indicates the number of respondents who reported each language, either as their only response or in addition to one or more other languages. Total responses represent the sum of single language responses and multiple language responses received in the census.
  2. Single language responses
    A single language response occurs when a respondent provides one language only.
  3. Multiple language responses
    A multiple language response occurs when a respondent provides two or more languages.
  4. Total - Detailed mother tongue
    This is a total population count. The sum of the languages in this table is greater than the total population count because a person may report more than one language in the census.
  5. Chinese, n.o.s.
    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.'
Total - Detailed mother tongue 4 5,072,075 4,965,405 106,670
English 2,849,285 2,746,480 102,805
French 72,590 58,590 14,000
Algonquin 0 0 0
Atikamekw 0 0 0
Blackfoot 0 0 0
Cree 120 115 10
Malecite 0 0 0
Mi'kmaq 20 15 0
Montagnais-Naskapi 0 0 0
Ojibway 375 325 50
Oji-Cree 10 0 0
Algonquian languages, n.i.e. 10 0 0
Carrier 10 10 0
Chilcotin 0 0 0
Chipewyan 0 0 0
Dene 0 10 0
Dogrib 0 0 0
Kutchin-Gwich'in (Loucheux) 0 0 0
North Slave (Hare) 0 0 0
South Slave 0 0 0
Athapaskan languages, n.i.e. 45 40 0
Haida 0 0 0
Mohawk 20 20 0
Iroquoian languages, n.i.e. 15 15 0
Kutenai 0 0 0
Shuswap 0 0 0
Thompson (Ntlakapamux) 0 0 0
Salish languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
Siouan languages (Dakota/Sioux) 20 25 0
Tlingit 0 0 0
Gitksan 0 0 0
Nisga'a 10 0 0
Tsimshian 0 0 0
Nootka 0 0 0
Wakashan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
Inuinnaqtun 0 0 0
Inuktitut, n.i.e. 10 0 0
Aboriginal languages, n.i.e. 105 95 10
Italian 194,620 185,760 8,855
Portuguese 113,015 108,180 4,835
Romanian 23,755 23,315 435
Spanish 112,875 108,380 4,495
Romance languages, n.i.e. 155 140 10
Dutch 11,800 11,290 515
Flemish 400 380 20
Frisian 205 200 0
German 42,075 40,420 1,650
Yiddish 6,520 6,080 445
Danish 2,240 2,155 80
Icelandic 115 105 10
Norwegian 460 430 25
Swedish 1,210 1,140 65
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 1,045 835 210
Gaelic languages 425 300 120
Welsh 220 190 30
Celtic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
Belarusian (Byelorussian) 200 200 0
Bosnian 2,935 2,890 50
Bulgarian 6,575 6,465 105
Croatian 19,655 19,110 540
Czech 5,890 5,720 170
Macedonian 14,330 13,720 610
Polish 81,975 80,095 1,885
Russian 66,070 65,205 865
Serbian 20,335 19,965 370
Serbo-Croatian 2,800 2,760 40
Slovak 4,610 4,525 85
Slovenian 5,150 4,940 210
Ukrainian 28,305 27,300 1,005
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 1,600 1,565 35
Latvian 2,975 2,930 45
Lithuanian 3,645 3,560 85
Estonian 4,235 4,080 165
Finnish 3,745 3,685 60
Hungarian 20,695 20,190 500
Greek 48,810 46,310 2,500
Armenian 11,115 10,840 275
Azerbaijani 990 980 15
Turkish 10,450 10,075 370
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 480 470 10
Berber languages (Kabyle) 10 10 0
Oromo 1,325 1,290 35
Somali 13,705 12,770 940
Amharic 6,210 5,905 310
Arabic 60,800 56,155 4,645
Hebrew 10,245 9,865 385
Maltese 4,710 4,275 435
Tigrigna 3,640 3,475 165
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 2,635 2,480 155
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 175 135 35
Bengali 26,375 25,060 1,310
Gujarati 57,100 54,165 2,935
Hindi 36,980 33,550 3,430
Konkani 2,280 2,015 265
Marathi 3,110 2,955 160
Panjabi (Punjabi) 137,730 132,745 4,985
Sindhi 5,945 5,540 405
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 6,030 5,795 245
Urdu 105,555 98,575 6,980
Kurdish 1,545 1,485 60
Pashto 4,455 4,320 140
Persian (Farsi) 65,755 63,975 1,775
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 3,810 3,655 155
Kannada 1,445 1,350 100
Malayalam 6,925 6,555 370
Tamil 98,265 93,590 4,675
Telugu 4,290 4,015 280
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 150 145 0
Japanese 9,115 8,690 430
Korean 48,795 47,750 1,045
Cantonese 170,490 166,655 3,835
Chaochow (Teochow) 985 975 15
Fukien 2,220 2,160 55
Hakka 2,855 2,720 135
Mandarin 63,820 62,845 970
Shanghainese 1,280 1,275 0
Taiwanese 2,200 2,190 10
Chinese, n.o.s. 5 175,900 172,040 3,865
Tibetan languages 3,145 3,065 70
Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 1,055 1,035 20
Lao 2,690 2,500 190
Thai 1,180 1,110 70
Khmer (Cambodian) 3,195 3,060 130
Vietnamese 46,955 45,325 1,630
Bisayan languages 4,865 4,425 435
Ilocano 5,920 5,445 470
Malay 3,885 3,745 140
Pampango 790 780 10
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 113,875 100,425 13,450
Malayo-Polynesian languages, n.i.e. 1,230 1,150 80
Akan (Twi) 10,335 9,455 885
Lingala 460 365 95
Rundi (Kirundi) 255 185 70
Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 360 345 15
Shona 805 630 180
Swahili 3,200 2,805 400
Bantu languages, n.i.e. 1,680 1,490 195
Edo 950 875 70
Igbo 1,145 1,050 100
Wolof 50 45 0
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 5,210 4,385 825
African languages, n.i.e. 1,490 1,345 140
Creoles 4,115 3,355 760
American Sign Language 495 320 175
Quebec Sign Language 0 0 0
Sign languages, n.i.e. 770 540 225
Other languages 10,570 10,350 220
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada catalogue no. 97-555-XCB2006007 (Toronto, Code535)