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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 Grande PrairieFootnote 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 71,445 66,600 35 4,620 190
Single responses 70,985 66,285 30 4,485 190
English 64,085 61,360 0 2,715 10
French 1,815 235 30 1,550 0
Non-official languages 5,090 4,690 0 215 180
Aboriginal languages 350 350 0 0 10
Algonquian languages 310 305 0 0 0
Algonquin 0 0 0 0 0
Atikamekw 0 0 0 0 0
Blackfoot 0 0 0 0 0
Cree 310 300 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 40 40 0 0 0
Carrier 0 0 0 0 0
Chilcotin 0 0 0 0 0
Chipewyan 10 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 25 25 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 10 0 0 0
Shuswap 0 0 0 0 0
Thompson (Ntlakapamux) 0 0 0 0 0
Salish languages, n.i.e. 10 10 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 310 260 0 50 0
Italian 55 25 0 30 0
Portuguese 35 35 0 0 0
Romanian 0 10 0 0 0
Spanish 215 200 0 15 0
Romance languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic languages 2,015 1,890 0 50 75
Dutch 180 165 0 15 0
Flemish 0 0 0 0 0
Frisian 0 0 0 0 0
German 1,590 1,485 0 35 75
Yiddish 0 0 0 0 0
Scandinavian languages 195 190 0 0 0
Danish 45 45 0 0 0
Icelandic 0 0 0 0 0
Norwegian 135 140 0 0 0
Swedish 15 10 0 0 0
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 50 50 0 0 0
Celtic languages 0 10 0 0 0
Gaelic languages 0 0 0 0 0
Welsh 0 0 0 0 0
Celtic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Slavic languages 850 780 0 20 45
Belarusian (Byelorussian) 0 0 0 0 0
Bosnian 0 0 0 0 0
Bulgarian 10 0 0 0 0
Croatian 30 30 0 0 0
Czech 0 0 0 0 0
Macedonian 0 0 0 0 0
Polish 425 380 0 0 45
Russian 35 30 0 0 0
Serbian 0 0 0 0 0
Serbo-Croatian 0 0 0 0 0
Slovak 25 15 0 0 0
Slovenian 0 0 0 0 0
Ukrainian 320 310 0 10 0
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 10 10 0 0 0
Baltic languages 0 10 0 0 0
Latvian 0 0 0 0 0
Lithuanian 10 0 0 0 0
Finno-Ugric languages 60 60 0 0 0
Estonian 0 0 0 0 0
Finnish 20 20 0 0 0
Hungarian 40 40 0 0 0
Greek 40 40 0 0 0
Armenian 0 0 0 0 0
Turkic languages 30 25 0 10 0
Azerbaijani 0 0 0 0 0
Turkish 25 20 0 10 0
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Afro-Asiatic languages 70 60 0 0 10
Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 0 0
Cushitic languages 35 35 0 0 0
Oromo 0 0 0 0 0
Somali 40 35 0 0 0
Semitic languages 35 30 0 10 0
Amharic 0 0 0 0 0
Arabic 30 20 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 415 375 0 35 0
Indo-Aryan languages 395 355 0 35 10
Bengali 10 10 0 0 0
Gujarati 10 10 0 0 0
Hindi 45 45 0 0 0
Konkani 0 0 0 0 0
Marathi 0 0 0 0 0
Panjabi (Punjabi) 255 215 0 40 10
Sindhi 10 0 0 0 0
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 0 0 0 0 0
Urdu 80 80 0 0 0
Iranian languages 20 20 0 0 0
Kurdish 0 0 0 0 0
Pashto 0 0 0 0 0
Persian (Farsi) 20 20 0 0 0
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Dravidian languages 20 25 0 0 0
Kannada 0 0 0 0 0
Malayalam 10 10 0 0 0
Tamil 15 15 0 0 0
Telugu 0 0 0 0 0
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Japanese 10 0 0 0 0
Korean 35 30 0 0 0
Sino-Tibetan languages 295 230 0 35 25
Chinese languages 290 230 0 35 25
Cantonese 15 15 0 0 0
Chaochow (Teochow) 0 0 0 0 0
Fukien 0 0 0 0 0
Hakka 0 0 0 0 0
Mandarin 40 40 0 0 0
Shanghainese 0 0 0 0 0
Taiwanese 0 0 0 0 0
Chinese, n.o.s.Footnote 2 240 180 0 40 30
Tibetan languages 0 0 0 0 0
Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 0 10 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 0 0 0 0 0
Malayo-Polynesian languages 385 380 0 0 10
Bisayan languages 10 10 0 0 0
Ilocano 20 10 0 0 0
Malay 10 0 0 0 0
Pampango 0 0 0 0 0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 350 350 0 0 0
Malayo-Polynesian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Niger-Congo languages 60 60 0 0 0
Akan (Twi) 0 0 0 0 0
Bantu languages 40 45 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. 40 40 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. 20 15 0 0 0
African languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Creoles 45 45 0 0 0
Non-verbal languages 25 10 0 0 15
American Sign Language 0 0 0 0 0
Quebec Sign Language 0 0 0 0 0
Sign languages, n.i.e. 25 10 0 0 15
Other languages 60 55 0 10 0
Multiple responses 455 315 0 140 0
English and French 145 25 0 120 0
English and non-official language 305 285 0 15 0
French and non-official language 10 10 0 0 0
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0 0 0

Footnotes

Footnote 1

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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