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Topic-based tabulation: 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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Catalogue number:97-555-XCB2006015
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: Historical comparison of census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations, 2001 and 2006

A few census metropolitan areas (CMAs) and census agglomerations (CAs) have different geographical boundaries in 2006 as compared to 2001. In order to facilitate data comparisons, the 2001 CMA and CA data have been adjusted to reflect as closely as possible the 2006 CMA and CA boundaries. Care should then be taken when looking at the 2001 Census data. 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 CanmoreFootnote 1
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
Total - Detailed mother tongue 12,015 9,795 15 2,180 30
Single responses 11,890 9,720 15 2,125 30
English 10,115 8,690 0 1,425 0
French 555 15 10 530 0
Non-official languages 1,225 1,015 10 170 30
Aboriginal languages 0 0 0 0 0
Algonquian languages 0 0 0 0 0
Algonquin 0 0 0 0 0
Atikamekw 0 0 0 0 0
Blackfoot 0 0 0 0 0
Cree 0 0 0 0 0
Malecite 0 0 0 0 0
Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 0 0
Montagnais-Naskapi 0 0 0 0 0
Ojibway 0 0 0 0 0
Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0
Algonquian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Athapaskan languages 0 0 0 0 0
Carrier 0 0 0 0 0
Chilcotin 0 0 0 0 0
Chipewyan 0 0 0 0 0
Dene 0 0 0 0 0
Dogrib 0 0 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) 0 0 0 0 0
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 0 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 0 0 0 0 0
Inuinnaqtun 0 0 0 0 0
Inuktitut, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Aboriginal languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Romance languages 65 40 0 10 10
Italian 20 20 0 0 0
Portuguese 15 10 0 10 0
Romanian 0 0 0 0 0
Spanish 25 10 10 0 10
Romance languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic languages 510 400 0 105 0
Dutch 65 45 0 20 0
Flemish 0 0 0 0 0
Frisian 0 0 0 0 0
German 410 325 0 85 0
Yiddish 0 0 0 0 0
Scandinavian languages 0 10 0 0 0
Danish 0 0 0 0 0
Icelandic 0 0 0 0 0
Norwegian 0 0 0 0 0
Swedish 10 10 0 0 0
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 25 25 0 0 0
Celtic languages 0 0 0 10 0
Gaelic languages 0 0 0 0 0
Welsh 10 0 0 0 0
Celtic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Slavic languages 185 160 0 25 0
Belarusian (Byelorussian) 0 0 0 0 0
Bosnian 0 0 0 0 0
Bulgarian 0 0 0 0 0
Croatian 10 10 0 0 0
Czech 45 40 0 0 0
Macedonian 0 0 0 0 0
Polish 50 40 0 10 0
Russian 30 25 0 0 0
Serbian 10 10 0 0 0
Serbo-Croatian 10 0 0 10 0
Slovak 0 0 0 0 0
Slovenian 0 0 0 0 0
Ukrainian 30 30 0 0 0
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Baltic languages 20 20 0 0 0
Latvian 20 20 0 0 0
Lithuanian 0 0 0 0 0
Finno-Ugric languages 60 40 0 15 0
Estonian 20 0 0 15 0
Finnish 15 15 0 0 0
Hungarian 25 30 0 0 0
Greek 20 20 0 0 0
Armenian 0 0 0 0 0
Turkic languages 10 0 0 10 0
Azerbaijani 0 0 0 0 0
Turkish 10 0 0 10 0
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Afro-Asiatic languages 0 0 0 0 0
Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 0 0
Cushitic languages 0 0 0 0 0
Oromo 0 0 0 0 0
Somali 0 0 0 0 0
Semitic languages 0 0 0 0 0
Amharic 0 0 0 0 0
Arabic 0 0 0 0 0
Hebrew 0 0 0 0 0
Maltese 0 0 0 0 0
Tigrigna 0 0 0 0 0
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Indo-Iranian languages 10 15 0 0 0
Indo-Aryan languages 15 10 0 0 0
Bengali 0 0 0 0 0
Gujarati 0 0 0 0 0
Hindi 0 0 0 0 0
Konkani 0 0 0 0 0
Marathi 0 0 0 0 0
Panjabi (Punjabi) 10 10 0 0 0
Sindhi 0 0 0 0 0
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 0 0 0 0 0
Urdu 0 0 0 0 0
Iranian languages 0 0 0 0 0
Kurdish 0 0 0 0 0
Pashto 0 0 0 0 0
Persian (Farsi) 0 0 0 0 0
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Dravidian languages 0 0 0 0 0
Kannada 0 0 0 0 0
Malayalam 0 0 0 0 0
Tamil 0 0 0 0 0
Telugu 0 0 0 0 0
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Japanese 245 225 0 0 20
Korean 50 45 0 0 0
Sino-Tibetan languages 20 20 0 0 0
Chinese languages 20 20 0 0 0
Cantonese 10 0 0 0 0
Chaochow (Teochow) 0 0 0 0 0
Fukien 0 0 0 0 0
Hakka 0 0 0 0 0
Mandarin 0 0 0 0 0
Shanghainese 0 0 0 0 0
Taiwanese 0 0 0 0 0
Chinese, n.o.s.Footnote 2 10 10 0 0 0
Tibetan languages 0 0 0 0 0
Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Tai languages 0 0 0 0 0
Lao 0 0 0 0 0
Thai 0 0 0 0 0
Austro-Asiatic languages 0 0 0 0 0
Khmer (Cambodian) 0 0 0 0 0
Vietnamese 10 0 0 0 0
Malayo-Polynesian languages 15 15 0 0 0
Bisayan languages 0 0 0 0 0
Ilocano 0 0 0 0 0
Malay 0 0 0 0 0
Pampango 0 0 0 0 0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 15 15 0 0 0
Malayo-Polynesian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Niger-Congo languages 0 0 0 0 0
Akan (Twi) 0 0 0 0 0
Bantu languages 0 0 0 0 0
Lingala 0 0 0 0 0
Rundi (Kirundi) 0 0 0 0 0
Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 0 0 0 0 0
Shona 0 0 0 0 0
Swahili 0 0 0 0 0
Bantu languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Edo 0 0 0 0 0
Igbo 0 0 0 0 0
Wolof 0 0 0 0 0
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
African languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Creoles 10 0 0 0 0
Non-verbal languages 0 0 0 0 0
American Sign Language 0 0 0 0 0
Quebec Sign Language 0 0 0 0 0
Sign languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Other languages 0 0 0 0 0
Multiple responses 125 70 0 55 0
English and French 40 0 0 30 0
English and non-official language 85 60 0 20 0
French and non-official language 0 0 0 10 0
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0 0 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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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97-555-XCB2006015.

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