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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 Yukon Territory / Territoire du YukonFootnote 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 30,195 26,515 105 3,440 130
Single responses 29,940 26,370 100 3,340 130
English 25,655 23,600 0 2,040 10
French 1,105 35 85 985 0
Non-official languages 3,180 2,735 15 310 120
Aboriginal languages 880 845 0 15 20
Algonquian languages 55 55 0 0 0
Algonquin 0 0 0 0 0
Atikamekw 0 0 0 0 0
Blackfoot 0 0 0 0 0
Cree 50 50 0 0 0
Malecite 0 0 0 0 0
Mi'kmaq 10 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 650 635 0 0 0
Carrier 0 0 0 0 0
Chilcotin 0 0 0 0 0
Chipewyan 10 0 0 0 0
Dene 10 10 0 0 0
Dogrib 0 0 0 0 0
Kutchin-Gwich'in (Loucheux) 75 75 0 0 0
North Slave (Hare) 30 25 0 0 0
South Slave 15 10 0 0 0
Athapaskan languages, n.i.e. 525 515 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. 10 0 0 0 0
Kutenai 0 0 0 0 0
Salish languages 10 0 0 0 0
Shuswap 0 10 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 70 65 0 10 0
Tsimshian languages 10 10 0 0 0
Gitksan 10 10 0 0 0
Nisga'a 10 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 60 55 0 0 10
Inuinnaqtun 0 0 0 0 0
Inuktitut, n.i.e. 55 45 0 0 10
Aboriginal languages, n.i.e. 25 15 0 0 0
Romance languages 170 130 0 30 10
Italian 25 20 0 0 0
Portuguese 15 10 0 0 0
Romanian 0 0 0 0 0
Spanish 130 95 0 20 10
Romance languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic languages 950 765 0 175 10
Dutch 140 110 0 25 0
Flemish 0 0 0 0 0
Frisian 0 0 0 0 0
German 775 625 0 145 0
Yiddish 0 0 0 0 0
Scandinavian languages 30 30 0 0 0
Danish 15 10 0 0 0
Icelandic 0 0 0 0 0
Norwegian 10 0 0 0 0
Swedish 10 10 0 0 0
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 10 0
Celtic languages 10 0 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 280 240 0 25 15
Belarusian (Byelorussian) 0 0 0 0 0
Bosnian 10 0 0 0 0
Bulgarian 15 15 0 0 0
Croatian 10 10 0 0 0
Czech 30 30 0 0 0
Macedonian 0 0 0 0 0
Polish 20 15 0 10 0
Russian 55 35 0 15 15
Serbian 15 15 0 0 0
Serbo-Croatian 15 10 0 0 0
Slovak 20 20 0 0 0
Slovenian 45 40 0 10 0
Ukrainian 40 40 0 0 0
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 10 10 0 0 0
Baltic languages 15 15 0 0 0
Latvian 10 10 0 0 0
Lithuanian 10 10 0 0 0
Finno-Ugric languages 100 90 10 0 0
Estonian 10 10 0 0 0
Finnish 15 15 0 0 0
Hungarian 80 70 10 0 0
Greek 10 0 0 0 0
Armenian 0 0 0 0 0
Turkic languages 0 0 0 0 0
Azerbaijani 0 0 0 0 0
Turkish 0 0 0 0 0
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 10 0 0 0 0
Afro-Asiatic languages 20 20 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 20 15 0 0 0
Amharic 0 0 0 0 0
Arabic 15 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 90 70 0 0 15
Indo-Aryan languages 85 65 0 10 20
Bengali 10 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) 80 60 0 0 20
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) 10 0 0 0 0
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Dravidian languages 20 20 0 0 0
Kannada 0 0 0 0 0
Malayalam 0 0 0 0 0
Tamil 10 10 0 0 0
Telugu 10 10 0 0 0
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Japanese 25 20 0 10 0
Korean 0 0 0 0 0
Sino-Tibetan languages 260 190 0 30 40
Chinese languages 260 190 0 30 40
Cantonese 85 75 0 0 15
Chaochow (Teochow) 0 0 0 0 0
Fukien 0 0 0 0 0
Hakka 0 0 0 0 0
Mandarin 70 60 0 10 0
Shanghainese 0 0 0 0 0
Taiwanese 0 0 0 0 0
Chinese, n.o.s.Footnote 2 90 45 0 15 25
Tibetan languages 0 0 0 0 0
Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Tai languages 20 10 0 0 0
Lao 10 0 0 10 0
Thai 10 15 0 10 0
Austro-Asiatic languages 105 105 0 0 0
Khmer (Cambodian) 0 0 0 0 0
Vietnamese 105 105 0 0 0
Malayo-Polynesian languages 165 145 0 10 15
Bisayan languages 20 20 0 0 0
Ilocano 0 0 0 0 0
Malay 0 0 0 0 0
Pampango 0 0 0 0 0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 145 130 0 10 15
Malayo-Polynesian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Niger-Congo languages 20 20 0 0 0
Akan (Twi) 0 0 0 0 0
Bantu languages 15 10 0 0 0
Lingala 0 0 0 0 0
Rundi (Kirundi) 0 0 0 0 0
Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 0 0 0 0 0
Shona 10 0 0 0 0
Swahili 0 0 0 0 0
Bantu languages, n.i.e. 10 0 0 0 0
Edo 0 10 0 0 0
Igbo 10 10 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 10 0
Other languages 20 20 0 0 0
Multiple responses 250 150 0 105 0
English and French 110 30 0 80 0
English and non-official language 130 105 0 25 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%.

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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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