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2006 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations

Detailed Mother Tongue (186), Knowledge of Official Languages (5), Age Groups (17A) and Sex (3) for the Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2001 and 2006 Censuses - 20% Sample Data

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Manitoba Warning
Detailed mother tongue (186) Knowledge of official languages (5)
Total - Knowledge of official languages English only French only English and French Neither English nor French
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.'
Warning Data quality note(s)
  • 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%.
Total - Detailed mother tongue 1,133,510 1,017,560 1,930 103,520 10,500
Single responses 1,118,690 1,005,485 1,910 100,850 10,440
English 838,415 783,545 40 54,635 195
French 43,955 2,680 1,695 39,575 0
Non-official languages 236,320 219,260 175 6,640 10,240
Aboriginal languages 35,735 34,390 40 185 1,110
Algonquian languages 33,995 32,740 40 180 1,035
Algonquin 0 0 0 0 0
Atikamekw 0 0 0 0 0
Blackfoot 15 15 0 0 0
Cree 19,105 18,545 35 75 450
Malecite 0 0 0 0 0
Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 0 0
Montagnais-Naskapi 0 0 0 0 0
Ojibway 9,330 9,065 0 30 235
Oji-Cree 5,430 5,040 0 45 350
Algonquian languages, n.i.e. 110 80 0 30 0
Athapaskan languages 900 820 0 0 75
Carrier 10 10 0 0 0
Chilcotin 0 0 0 0 0
Chipewyan 0 0 0 0 0
Dene 890 810 0 0 75
Dogrib 0 10 0 0 0
Kutchin-Gwich'in (Loucheux) 0 0 0 0 0
North Slave (Hare) 0 0 0 0 0
South Slave 0 0 0 0 0
Athapaskan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Haida 0 0 0 0 0
Iroquoian languages 0 0 0 0 0
Mohawk 0 0 0 0 0
Iroquoian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Kutenai 0 0 0 0 0
Salish languages 0 0 0 0 0
Shuswap 0 0 0 0 0
Thompson (Ntlakapamux) 0 0 0 0 0
Salish languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Siouan languages (Dakota/Sioux) 630 630 0 0 10
Tlingit 0 0 0 0 0
Tsimshian languages 0 0 0 0 0
Gitksan 0 0 0 0 0
Nisga'a 0 0 0 0 0
Tsimshian 0 10 0 0 0
Wakashan languages 0 0 0 0 0
Nootka 0 0 0 0 0
Wakashan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Inuktitut 140 140 0 0 0
Inuinnaqtun 0 0 0 0 0
Inuktitut, n.i.e. 140 140 0 0 0
Aboriginal languages, n.i.e. 60 55 0 0 0
Romance languages 18,580 15,945 20 1,345 1,265
Italian 4,775 4,280 0 350 145
Portuguese 6,295 5,190 15 430 655
Romanian 655 545 0 100 0
Spanish 6,850 5,930 0 455 455
Romance languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic languages 74,765 70,520 40 1,570 2,635
Dutch 3,835 3,695 0 135 10
Flemish 650 490 0 160 0
Frisian 40 45 0 0 0
German 67,030 63,205 35 1,170 2,620
Yiddish 640 615 0 25 0
Scandinavian languages 2,040 1,965 0 75 0
Danish 535 510 0 25 0
Icelandic 1,040 1,035 0 0 0
Norwegian 150 140 0 0 0
Swedish 310 275 0 35 0
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 520 510 0 0 10
Celtic languages 155 140 0 15 0
Gaelic languages 70 70 0 0 0
Welsh 85 70 0 10 0
Celtic languages, n.i.e. 10 0 0 0 0
Slavic languages 39,365 37,035 0 1,315 1,015
Belarusian (Byelorussian) 70 60 0 0 0
Bosnian 565 500 0 15 45
Bulgarian 120 95 0 20 0
Croatian 1,420 1,350 0 50 20
Czech 895 830 0 60 10
Macedonian 155 155 0 0 0
Polish 8,870 8,095 0 450 325
Russian 3,450 2,985 0 135 330
Serbian 585 550 0 15 15
Serbo-Croatian 340 320 0 10 10
Slovak 465 445 0 20 0
Slovenian 260 250 0 0 10
Ukrainian 21,950 21,185 0 520 245
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 220 215 0 0 0
Baltic languages 360 365 0 0 0
Latvian 230 230 0 0 0
Lithuanian 135 135 0 0 0
Finno-Ugric languages 2,185 2,040 0 120 20
Estonian 50 50 0 10 0
Finnish 330 320 0 10 0
Hungarian 1,800 1,670 0 105 25
Greek 1,635 1,470 0 95 75
Armenian 10 10 0 0 0
Turkic languages 120 110 0 10 0
Azerbaijani 10 0 0 10 0
Turkish 110 105 0 0 0
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 10 10 0 0 0
Afro-Asiatic languages 4,915 4,455 10 230 215
Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 0 0
Cushitic languages 720 700 0 20 0
Oromo 180 170 0 10 0
Somali 540 530 0 10 0
Semitic languages 4,175 3,750 10 205 210
Amharic 1,440 1,375 0 0 55
Arabic 2,125 1,835 10 155 125
Hebrew 220 200 0 15 0
Maltese 35 25 0 10 0
Tigrigna 350 310 0 15 30
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 15 10 0 0 0
Indo-Iranian languages 12,710 11,055 10 470 1,190
Indo-Aryan languages 10,325 9,010 0 375 935
Bengali 340 310 0 10 15
Gujarati 890 775 0 30 80
Hindi 1,120 1,015 0 75 30
Konkani 45 35 0 0 0
Marathi 65 55 0 0 0
Panjabi (Punjabi) 6,340 5,455 0 205 680
Sindhi 0 10 0 0 0
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 325 305 0 10 10
Urdu 1,190 1,040 0 45 100
Iranian languages 2,175 1,840 0 85 245
Kurdish 310 265 0 0 40
Pashto 90 80 0 0 10
Persian (Farsi) 1,775 1,495 0 85 190
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 210 205 0 0 0
Dravidian languages 535 520 0 10 10
Kannada 70 70 0 0 0
Malayalam 120 115 0 10 0
Tamil 275 270 0 0 10
Telugu 60 60 0 0 0
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 0 10 0 0 0
Japanese 700 665 0 0 35
Korean 1,950 1,720 0 30 205
Sino-Tibetan languages 11,110 9,440 0 250 1,415
Chinese languages 11,045 9,390 0 255 1,405
Cantonese 3,105 2,360 0 65 680
Chaochow (Teochow) 35 30 0 0 0
Fukien 25 20 0 10 0
Hakka 10 0 0 0 0
Mandarin 1,470 1,365 0 20 85
Shanghainese 20 10 0 0 10
Taiwanese 40 35 0 0 0
Chinese, n.o.s. 1 6,345 5,565 0 160 620
Tibetan languages 10 0 0 0 0
Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 60 45 0 0 10
Tai languages 1,140 980 0 75 90
Lao 1,035 865 0 75 90
Thai 110 110 0 0 0
Austro-Asiatic languages 3,235 2,775 0 65 395
Khmer (Cambodian) 495 435 0 10 55
Vietnamese 2,740 2,340 0 60 345
Malayo-Polynesian languages 24,020 23,230 35 345 405
Bisayan languages 430 425 0 0 0
Ilocano 645 630 0 10 10
Malay 90 85 0 0 0
Pampango 170 170 0 0 0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 22,490 21,725 35 330 395
Malayo-Polynesian languages, n.i.e. 195 185 0 0 0
Niger-Congo languages 1,300 905 30 355 10
Akan (Twi) 65 60 0 0 0
Bantu languages 700 435 0 260 10
Lingala 45 0 0 45 0
Rundi (Kirundi) 95 30 0 65 0
Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 70 20 0 55 0
Shona 85 85 0 0 0
Swahili 205 140 0 60 10
Bantu languages, n.i.e. 200 155 0 40 0
Edo 25 30 0 0 0
Igbo 40 45 0 0 0
Wolof 70 0 15 55 0
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 395 340 10 45 0
African languages, n.i.e. 540 515 0 10 15
Creoles 640 515 0 115 10
Non-verbal languages 345 215 0 10 110
American Sign Language 165 105 0 10 50
Quebec Sign Language 0 0 0 0 0
Sign languages, n.i.e. 175 110 0 0 65
Other languages 255 230 0 15 15
Multiple responses 14,825 12,080 15 2,670 60
English and French 2,630 615 0 2,015 0
English and non-official language 11,675 11,210 10 405 50
French and non-official language 435 215 20 195 0
English, French and non-official language 85 35 0 45 0
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada catalogue no. 97-555-XCB2006015 (Manitoba, Code46)