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2006 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations

Detailed Mother Tongue (103), Language Spoken Most Often at Home (8), Other Language Spoken Regularly at Home (9) and Age Groups (17A) 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 (103) Language spoken most often at home (8)
Total - Language spoken most often at home English French Non-official language English and French English and non-official language French and non-official language English, French and non-official language
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. 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.'
  2. Other languages
    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.
Total - Detailed mother tongue 5,072,075 3,494,705 25,325 1,363,690 6,430 178,665 1,565 1,695
Single responses 4,965,405 3,443,805 24,350 1,345,095 4,525 145,500 1,230 900
English 2,746,480 2,692,120 1,260 36,920 1,425 14,615 60 80
French 58,590 34,265 20,495 1,190 2,250 130 175 75
Non-official languages 2,160,330 717,425 2,595 1,306,980 850 130,755 995 735
Algonquin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Atikamekw 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blackfoot 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Carrier 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chilcotin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chipewyan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cree 115 80 0 20 0 10 0 0
Siouan languages (Dakota/Sioux) 25 15 0 15 0 0 0 0
Dene 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dogrib 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0
Gitksan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inuinnaqtun 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inuktitut, n.i.e. 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kutchin-Gwich'in (Loucheux) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malecite 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mi'kmaq 20 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mohawk 20 10 0 10 0 0 0 0
Montagnais-Naskapi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nisga'a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
North Slave (Hare) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ojibway 325 280 0 30 0 15 0 0
Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shuswap 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Slave 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tlingit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Italian 185,760 105,785 140 72,315 45 7,305 95 80
Portuguese 108,185 49,235 55 53,870 25 4,870 100 25
Romanian 23,320 7,235 55 14,555 10 1,415 15 20
Spanish 108,380 36,730 190 63,860 85 7,355 90 75
Danish 2,160 1,885 10 225 0 45 0 0
Dutch 11,290 10,375 10 725 10 175 0 0
Flemish 375 330 0 25 0 15 0 0
Frisian 195 180 0 15 0 0 0 0
German 40,420 33,840 45 5,265 55 1,205 0 10
Norwegian 430 410 10 15 0 0 0 0
Swedish 1,145 1,005 0 115 0 20 0 0
Yiddish 6,080 4,930 0 1,065 0 85 0 0
Bosnian 2,885 830 10 1,935 0 110 0 0
Bulgarian 6,465 1,610 0 4,545 0 295 10 0
Croatian 19,115 9,860 15 8,115 10 1,105 10 0
Czech 5,725 3,950 10 1,545 10 200 0 0
Macedonian 13,715 6,615 0 6,290 0 810 10 0
Polish 80,090 30,295 10 44,755 0 4,960 35 25
Russian 65,210 13,970 60 48,155 15 2,935 30 45
Serbian 19,965 5,565 15 13,165 0 1,205 0 0
Serbo-Croatian 2,760 1,060 10 1,590 0 100 0 0
Slovak 4,525 2,695 0 1,575 0 250 0 0
Slovenian 4,940 3,295 0 1,415 0 220 10 0
Ukrainian 27,300 12,370 0 13,970 10 935 20 0
Latvian 2,930 1,780 0 1,025 0 125 0 0
Lithuanian 3,560 2,015 0 1,480 0 60 0 0
Estonian 4,080 2,450 0 1,440 0 175 10 0
Finnish 3,690 2,890 10 695 0 85 0 10
Hungarian 20,190 11,785 40 7,345 10 1,000 0 0
Greek 46,305 23,605 25 19,935 45 2,705 0 0
Armenian 10,840 2,740 25 7,515 20 510 10 20
Turkish 10,075 3,045 10 6,430 0 575 0 15
Amharic 5,905 2,515 10 2,865 0 505 0 0
Arabic 56,155 21,085 355 29,455 200 4,825 105 130
Hebrew 9,860 5,665 10 3,700 0 475 0 0
Maltese 4,275 3,255 0 800 0 210 15 0
Somali 12,770 3,985 50 7,815 10 880 0 30
Tigrigna 3,475 1,240 0 1,850 0 385 0 0
Bengali 25,060 5,665 10 17,425 0 1,920 15 15
Gujarati 54,160 13,975 25 35,530 0 4,590 10 25
Hindi 33,545 12,650 0 17,725 15 3,145 0 10
Kurdish 1,480 360 0 1,010 0 110 0 0
Panjabi (Punjabi) 132,745 21,140 60 101,865 40 9,595 15 20
Pashto 4,320 605 0 3,380 10 330 0 0
Persian (Farsi) 63,975 14,150 80 45,510 10 4,145 25 50
Sindhi 5,540 2,220 0 2,725 0 595 0 0
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 5,790 2,765 0 2,605 0 415 0 0
Urdu 98,575 20,770 10 65,495 10 12,280 15 10
Malayalam 6,555 2,835 0 3,275 0 440 0 0
Tamil 93,590 15,910 20 70,940 20 6,645 40 15
Telugu 4,015 1,060 0 2,425 0 530 0 0
Japanese 8,685 4,355 0 4,120 0 200 0 0
Korean 47,750 9,435 15 36,825 0 1,465 10 10
Cantonese 166,655 31,035 45 129,555 15 5,965 20 15
Chinese, n.o.s. 1 172,040 31,270 30 134,375 10 6,310 25 20
Mandarin 62,850 9,125 15 51,920 0 1,765 15 0
Taiwanese 2,185 480 0 1,595 0 110 0 0
Lao 2,500 1,050 0 1,165 0 290 0 0
Khmer (Cambodian) 3,065 750 10 2,015 0 280 0 0
Vietnamese 45,325 8,515 65 34,365 15 2,300 35 25
Bisayan languages 4,425 1,340 0 2,710 0 370 0 0
Ilocano 5,445 1,400 0 3,230 0 820 0 0
Malay 3,745 1,970 0 1,575 0 200 0 0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 100,420 42,180 10 45,865 10 12,320 35 0
Akan (Twi) 9,450 3,890 10 4,900 0 650 0 0
Swahili 2,800 1,200 30 1,265 15 255 25 10
Creoles 3,355 1,380 485 1,230 15 180 45 15
Other languages 2 55,175 21,395 465 28,800 65 4,335 105 10
Multiple responses 106,665 50,900 975 18,590 1,905 33,160 335 800
English and French 7,955 5,485 470 225 1,480 115 40 140
English and non-official language 92,665 42,865 60 17,180 115 32,325 10 110
French and non-official language 3,865 1,705 380 850 130 270 265 265
English, French and non-official language 2,180 845 65 340 180 445 20 285
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada catalogue no. 97-555-XCB2006028 (Toronto, Code535)