Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

The letter C inside a yellow triangle - correctionUpdate of the 2016 Census language data

Province of Newfoundland and Labrador

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Most common mother tongue languages other than English or French, Newfoundland and Labrador, 2016

Language Number Percentage of population with a mother tongue other than English or French Percentage of total population
Montagnais (Innu) 1,540 11.8 0.3
Arabic 1,245 9.6 0.2
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 1,125 8.6 0.2
Mandarin 1,025 7.9 0.2
Spanish 640 4.9 0.1

Most common languages other than English or French spoken at home1, Newfoundland and Labrador, 2016

Language Number Percentage of population who spoke at least one language other than English or French at home Percentage of total population
Montagnais (Innu) 1,500 11.7 0.3
Arabic 1,300 10.2 0.3
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 1,155 9.0 0.2
Mandarin 1,065 8.3 0.2
Spanish 765 6.0 0.1

Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), Newfoundland and Labrador, 1991 to 2016

Figure 1.1 description Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), Newfoundland and Labrador, 1991 to 2016

Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, Newfoundland and Labrador, 1991 to 2016

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, Newfoundland and Labrador, 1991 to 2016

Knowledge of official languages, Newfoundland and Labrador, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 515,680 100 509,950 100
English 488,800 94.8 485,740 95.3
French 115 0.0 130 0.0
English and French 25,945 5.0 23,450 4.6
Neither English nor French 820 0.2 625 0.1

Mother tongue4, Newfoundland and Labrador, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 515,680 100 509,950 100
English 501,350 97.2 498,635 97.8
French 3,020 0.6 3,015 0.6
Other languages 13,035 2.5 9,440 1.9
Aboriginal languages 2,720 0.5 2,790 0.5
Immigrant languages 10,120 2.0 6,450 1.3

Figure 1.3 Mother tongue other than English or French, Newfoundland and Labrador, 1991 to 2016

Language spoken at home1, Newfoundland and Labrador, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 498,495 7,055 2,630 3,260 511,435
French 450 480 485 3,250 4,670
Other languages 3,720 2,820 2,255 3,985 12,785
Aboriginal languages 1,220 690 115 685 2,705
Immigrant languages 2,300 2,120 2,015 3,175 9,615
2011
English 496,785 5,690 1,320 2,105 505,895
French 745 400 295 2,850 4,290
Other languages 3,270 1,730 1,085 3,035 9,115
Aboriginal languages 1,640 410 105 465 2,615
Immigrant languages 1,450 1,315 885 2,410 6,060

Language of work

English used at work, Newfoundland and Labrador, 2006 and 2016

English used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 285,580 99.8 273,380 99.8
Only 280,115 97.9 268,530 98.0
Mostly 3,690 1.3 3,580 1.3
Equally with another language 650 0.2 450 0.2
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 1,120 0.4 820 0.3
No mention 455 0.2 625 0.2
Total population9 286,035 100 274,005 100

French used at work, Newfoundland and Labrador, 2006 and 2016

French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 4,140 1.4 3,985 1.5
Only 215 0.1 280 0.1
Mostly 730 0.3 580 0.2
Equally with another language 490 0.2 270 0.1
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 2,710 0.9 2,855 1.0
No mention 281,890 98.6 270,020 98.5
Total population9 286,035 100 274,005 100

Languages other than English or French used at work, Newfoundland and Labrador, 2006 and 2016

Languages other than English or French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 1,840 0.6 1,560 0.6
Only 240 0.1 340 0.1
Mostly 385 0.1 245 0.1
Equally with another language 175 0.1 185 0.1
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 1,035 0.4 795 0.3
No mention 284,195 99.4 272,445 99.4
Total population9 286,035 100 274,005 100

Symbols:

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not applicable
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incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement
r
revised
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use with caution

Source:

Statistics Canada. 2017. Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-404-X2016001. Ottawa, Ontario. Data products, 2016 Census.

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