Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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

Province of Prince Edward Island

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Most common mother tongue languages other than English or French, Prince Edward Island, 2016

Language Number Percentage of population with a mother tongue other than English or French Percentage of total population
Mandarin 2,195 28.6 1.6
Arabic 665 8.7 0.5
Dutch 475 6.2 0.3
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 470 6.1 0.3
Spanish 340 4.4 0.2

Most common languages other than English or French spoken at home1, Prince Edward Island, 2016

Language Number Percentage of population who spoke at least one language other than English or French at home Percentage of total population
Mandarin 2,285 31.4 1.6
Arabic 670 9.2 0.5
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 465 6.4 0.3
Spanish 440 6.0 0.3
Chinese languages, n.o.s. 305 4.2 0.2

Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), Prince Edward Island, 1991 to 2016

Figure 1.1 description Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), Prince Edward Island, 1991 to 2016

Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, Prince Edward Island, 1991 to 2016

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, Prince Edward Island, 1991 to 2016

Knowledge of official languages, Prince Edward Island, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 141,015 100 138,435 100
English 121,815 86.4 120,590 87.1
French 120 0.1 130 0.1
English and French 17,835 12.6 17,005 12.3
Neither English nor French 1,250 0.9 715 0.5

Mother tongue4, Prince Edward Island, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 141,020 100 138,435 100
English 128,975 91.5 128,345 92.7
French 5,395 3.8 5,685 4.1
Other languages 7,670 5.4 5,165 3.7
Aboriginal languages 70 0.0 120 0.1
Immigrant languages 7,580 5.4 5,030 3.6

Figure 1.3 Mother tongue other than English or French, Prince Edward Island, 1991 to 2016

Language spoken at home1, Prince Edward Island, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 128,335 4,335 1,515 2,600 136,780
French 1,160 1,095 370 2,910 5,540
Other languages 3,050 1,520 1,175 1,540 7,280
Aboriginal languages 5 5 15 25 45
Immigrant languages 3,030 1,515 1,145 1,500 7,190
2011
English 128,265 3,935 835 2,195 135,230
French 1,330 1,130 300 2,775 5,540
Other languages 1,840 1,085 580 1,290 4,790
Aboriginal languages 5 10 10 85 110
Immigrant languages 1,815 1,080 555 1,185 4,630

Symbols:

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

Source:

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

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