Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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

Province of Nova Scotia

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Most common mother tongue languages other than English or French, Nova Scotia, 2016

Language Number Percentage of population with a mother tongue other than English or French Percentage of total population
Arabic 8,125 16.5 0.9
Mandarin 4,770 9.7 0.5
Mi'kmaq 4,425 9.0 0.5
German 3,630 7.4 0.4
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 2,400 4.9 0.3

Most common languages other than English or French spoken at home1, Nova Scotia, 2016

Language Number Percentage of population who spoke at least one language other than English or French at home Percentage of total population
Arabic 8,660 18.0 0.9
Mi'kmaq 4,960 10.3 0.5
Mandarin 4,940 10.2 0.5
German 3,005 6.2 0.3
Spanish 2,625 5.4 0.3

Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), Nova Scotia, 1991 to 2016

Figure 1.1 description Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), Nova Scotia, 1991 to 2016

Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, Nova Scotia, 1991 to 2016

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, Nova Scotia, 1991 to 2016

Knowledge of official languages, Nova Scotia, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 912,300 100 910,620 100
English 813,480 89.2 814,670 89.5
French 705 0.1 875 0.1
English and French 95,380 10.5 93,435 10.3
Neither English nor French 2,735 0.3 1,630 0.2

Mother tongue4, Nova Scotia, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 912,300 100 910,620 100
English 838,055 91.9 842,105 92.5
French 33,345 3.7 34,585 3.8
Other languages 49,165 5.4 40,390 4.4
Aboriginal languages 4,560 0.5 4,965 0.5
Immigrant languages 44,240 4.8 35,065 3.9

Figure 1.3 Mother tongue other than English or French, Nova Scotia, 1991 to 2016

Language spoken at home1, Nova Scotia, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 831,505 32,045 11,470 17,380 892,400
French 7,545 6,920 2,570 17,020 34,055
Other languages 12,100 10,640 9,360 16,100 48,200
Aboriginal languages 1,145 1,425 380 2,150 5,105
Immigrant languages 10,690 9,195 8,740 13,585 42,210
2011
English 839,300 29,470 7,285 16,605 892,655
French 8,705 7,230 2,110 16,365 34,420
Other languages 8,965 9,540 5,595 14,155 38,260
Aboriginal languages 905 1,870 250 1,990 5,020
Immigrant languages 7,835 7,635 5,090 11,805 32,360

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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