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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 Red DeerFootnote 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 81,370 76,090 95 4,785 395
Single responses 80,935 75,825 95 4,620 395
English 72,570 69,250 0 3,310 10
French 1,260 160 35 1,065 10
Non-official languages 7,105 6,415 65 250 375
Aboriginal languages 40 40 0 0 0
Algonquian languages 40 40 0 0 0
Algonquin 0 0 0 0 0
Atikamekw 0 0 0 0 0
Blackfoot 0 0 0 0 0
Cree 30 25 0 0 0
Malecite 0 0 0 0 0
Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 0 0
Montagnais-Naskapi 0 0 0 0 0
Ojibway 10 10 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 1,615 1,365 60 85 105
Italian 55 45 0 10 0
Portuguese 50 45 0 0 0
Romanian 105 100 0 0 0
Spanish 1,400 1,170 60 60 105
Romance languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic languages 1,555 1,475 0 70 10
Dutch 495 475 0 10 0
Flemish 20 15 0 0 0
Frisian 20 20 0 0 0
German 770 720 0 40 10
Yiddish 0 0 0 0 0
Scandinavian languages 135 130 0 0 0
Danish 95 85 0 10 0
Icelandic 0 0 0 0 0
Norwegian 15 15 0 0 0
Swedish 20 20 0 0 0
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 115 110 0 10 0
Celtic languages 10 0 0 0 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 935 890 0 15 25
Belarusian (Byelorussian) 0 0 0 0 0
Bosnian 60 55 0 0 0
Bulgarian 15 0 0 0 0
Croatian 50 50 0 0 10
Czech 55 45 0 10 0
Macedonian 0 0 0 0 0
Polish 195 195 0 0 0
Russian 175 160 0 10 15
Serbian 45 45 0 0 0
Serbo-Croatian 25 25 0 0 0
Slovak 0 0 0 0 0
Slovenian 20 20 0 0 0
Ukrainian 290 285 0 10 0
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 10 10 0 0 0
Baltic languages 20 25 0 0 0
Latvian 10 10 0 0 0
Lithuanian 10 10 0 0 0
Finno-Ugric languages 55 50 0 10 0
Estonian 0 0 0 0 0
Finnish 15 10 0 0 0
Hungarian 45 40 0 0 0
Greek 60 60 0 0 0
Armenian 0 0 0 0 0
Turkic languages 10 10 0 0 0
Azerbaijani 0 0 0 0 0
Turkish 10 10 0 0 0
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Afro-Asiatic languages 190 175 0 15 0
Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 0 0
Cushitic languages 0 10 0 0 0
Oromo 0 0 0 0 0
Somali 10 10 0 0 0
Semitic languages 185 170 0 10 0
Amharic 0 0 0 0 0
Arabic 165 150 0 15 0
Hebrew 0 0 0 0 0
Maltese 0 0 0 0 0
Tigrigna 10 10 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 425 365 0 0 50
Indo-Aryan languages 300 250 0 0 50
Bengali 0 0 0 0 0
Gujarati 40 40 0 0 0
Hindi 100 95 0 0 0
Konkani 0 0 0 0 0
Marathi 0 0 0 0 0
Panjabi (Punjabi) 120 70 0 0 55
Sindhi 0 0 0 0 0
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 15 15 0 0 0
Urdu 35 35 0 0 0
Iranian languages 125 120 0 0 0
Kurdish 0 0 0 0 0
Pashto 20 25 0 0 0
Persian (Farsi) 100 100 0 0 0
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Dravidian languages 45 45 0 0 0
Kannada 0 0 0 0 0
Malayalam 20 20 0 0 0
Tamil 15 15 0 0 0
Telugu 10 10 0 0 0
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Japanese 35 30 0 0 0
Korean 45 40 0 10 0
Sino-Tibetan languages 620 490 0 10 115
Chinese languages 620 490 0 10 110
Cantonese 155 110 0 0 40
Chaochow (Teochow) 0 0 0 0 0
Fukien 0 0 0 0 0
Hakka 0 0 0 0 0
Mandarin 30 30 0 0 0
Shanghainese 0 0 0 0 0
Taiwanese 0 0 0 0 0
Chinese, n.o.s.Footnote 2 435 350 0 10 70
Tibetan languages 0 0 0 0 0
Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Tai languages 45 45 0 0 0
Lao 25 25 0 0 10
Thai 20 20 0 0 0
Austro-Asiatic languages 260 235 0 0 20
Khmer (Cambodian) 50 35 0 0 10
Vietnamese 210 200 0 0 15
Malayo-Polynesian languages 940 920 0 0 20
Bisayan languages 0 0 0 0 0
Ilocano 10 10 0 0 0
Malay 0 0 0 0 0
Pampango 40 40 0 0 0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 885 865 0 0 15
Malayo-Polynesian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Niger-Congo languages 50 40 0 15 0
Akan (Twi) 0 10 0 0 0
Bantu languages 30 25 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 15 10 0 10 0
Bantu languages, n.i.e. 10 15 0 0 0
Edo 0 0 0 0 0
Igbo 10 0 0 0 0
Wolof 0 0 0 0 0
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 10 10 0 0 0
African languages, n.i.e. 85 50 0 10 25
Creoles 25 20 0 0 0
Non-verbal languages 35 20 0 10 0
American Sign Language 10 10 0 0 0
Quebec Sign Language 0 0 0 0 0
Sign languages, n.i.e. 20 10 0 10 0
Other languages 10 0 0 0 0
Multiple responses 435 265 0 165 10
English and French 160 45 0 110 0
English and non-official language 225 200 0 15 0
French and non-official language 20 15 0 10 0
English, French and non-official language 30 0 0 30 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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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97-555-XCB2006015.

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