Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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

Province of New Brunswick

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Most common mother tongue languages other than English or French, New Brunswick, 2016

Language Number Percentage of population with a mother tongue other than English or French Percentage of total population
Arabic 3,055 12.1 0.4
Mandarin 2,325 9.2 0.3
Mi'kmaq 1,925 7.6 0.3
German 1,785 7.1 0.2
Korean 1,610 6.4 0.2

Most common languages other than English or French spoken at home1, New Brunswick, 2016

Language Number Percentage of population who spoke at least one language other than English or French at home Percentage of total population
Arabic 3,110 12.7 0.4
Mandarin 2,440 10.0 0.3
Spanish 2,110 8.6 0.3
Mi'kmaq 1,775 7.3 0.2
Korean 1,625 6.6 0.2

Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), New Brunswick, 1991 to 2016

Figure 1.1 description Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), New Brunswick, 1991 to 2016

Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, New Brunswick, 1991 to 2016

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, New Brunswick, 1991 to 2016

Knowledge of official languages, New Brunswick, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 736,285 100 739,895 100
English 420,820 57.2 426,675 57.7
French 63,145 8.6 66,375 9.0
English and French 249,950 33.9 245,890 33.2
Neither English nor French 2,370 0.3 955 0.1

Mother tongue4, New Brunswick, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 736,280 100 739,900 100
English 481,690 65.4 487,725 65.9
French 238,865 32.4 240,455 32.5
Other languages 25,165 3.4 19,850 2.7
Aboriginal languages 2,325 0.3 2,715 0.4
Immigrant languages 22,590 3.1 16,915 2.3

Figure 1.3 Mother tongue other than English or French, New Brunswick, 1991 to 2016

Language spoken at home1, New Brunswick, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 469,650 36,285 11,000 50,415 567,345
French 160,375 45,940 7,910 30,555 244,780
Other languages 7,260 5,430 4,065 7,690 24,440
Aboriginal languages 305 510 175 1,320 2,320
Immigrant languages 6,775 4,895 3,715 6,170 21,555
2011
English 477,730 34,380 8,410 47,945 568,470
French 165,345 44,540 6,565 28,950 245,400
Other languages 5,070 4,240 2,350 7,175 18,840
Aboriginal languages 490 640 125 1,350 2,600
Immigrant languages 4,395 3,575 2,125 5,620 15,710

Language of work

English used at work, New Brunswick, 2006 and 2016

English used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 368,325 89.0 366,255 88.1
Only 258,265 62.4 256,980 61.8
Mostly 46,505 11.2 45,860 11.0
Equally with another language 18,575 4.5 13,055 3.1
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 44,980 10.9 50,365 12.1
No mention 45,370 11.0 49,560 11.9
Total population9 413,695 100 415,820 100

French used at work, New Brunswick, 2006 and 2016

French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 151,915 36.7 156,030 37.5
Only 44,710 10.8 49,090 11.8
Mostly 44,525 10.8 49,790 12.0
Equally with another language 18,095 4.4 12,710 3.1
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 44,575 10.8 44,440 10.7
No mention 261,780 63.3 259,785 62.5
Total population9 413,695 100 415,820 100

Languages other than English or French used at work, New Brunswick, 2006 and 2016

Languages other than English or French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 3,890 0.9 3,170 0.8
Only 610 0.1 430 0.1
Mostly 495 0.1 610 0.1
Equally with another language 525 0.1 380 0.1
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 2,255 0.5 1,745 0.4
No mention 409,810 99.1 412,650 99.2
Total population9 413,695 100 415,820 100

Symbols:

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incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement
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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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