Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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

Province of Saskatchewan

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

Language Number Percentage of population with a mother tongue other than English or French Percentage of total population
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 24,125 13.9 2.2
German 22,695 13.1 2.1
Cree, n.o.s. 17,795 10.3 1.6
Ukrainian 12,355 7.1 1.1
Dene 8,240 4.7 0.8

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

Language Number Percentage of population who spoke at least one language other than English or French at home Percentage of total population
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 25,955 16.5 2.4
Cree, n.o.s. 18,585 11.8 1.7
German 13,010 8.3 1.2
Dene 8,590 5.5 0.8
Urdu 8,270 5.3 0.8

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

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

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

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

Knowledge of official languages, Saskatchewan, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 1,083,235 100 1,018,310 100
English 1,023,400 94.5 965,920 94.9
French 530 0.0 430 0.0
English and French 51,355 4.7 46,570 4.6
Neither English nor French 7,945 0.7 5,390 0.5

Mother tongue4, Saskatchewan, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 1,083,240 100 1,018,315 100
English 910,865 84.1 872,250 85.7
French 17,735 1.6 18,930 1.9
Other languages 173,475 16.0 139,805 13.7
Aboriginal languages 31,370 2.9 34,055 3.3
Immigrant languages 141,790 13.1 105,475 10.4

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

Language spoken at home1, Saskatchewan, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 912,350 52,290 33,960 42,965 1,041,570
French 1,695 2,290 1,860 10,025 15,870
Other languages 39,525 40,980 32,900 43,605 157,005
Aboriginal languages 6,145 10,455 2,985 13,485 33,070
Immigrant languages 33,095 30,520 29,730 29,780 123,130
2011
English 892,170 46,005 16,405 30,315 984,885
French 2,090 2,210 1,250 9,360 14,905
Other languages 30,940 28,295 15,750 38,220 113,210
Aboriginal languages 8,070 9,485 2,410 12,975 32,935
Immigrant languages 22,655 18,785 13,205 24,985 79,630

Language of work

English used at work, Saskatchewan, 2006 and 2016

English used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 630,935 99.6 558,850 99.6
Only 608,790 96.1 541,335 96.4
Mostly 15,760 2.5 12,545 2.2
Equally with another language 2,860 0.5 2,080 0.4
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 3,520 0.6 2,895 0.5
No mention 2,385 0.4 2,530 0.5
Total population9 633,325 100 561,375 100

French used at work, Saskatchewan, 2006 and 2016

French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 6,635 1.0 6,935 1.2
Only 610 0.1 700 0.1
Mostly 1,390 0.2 1,220 0.2
Equally with another language 670 0.1 595 0.1
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 3,970 0.6 4,420 0.8
No mention 626,690 99.0 554,440 98.8
Total population9 633,325 100 561,375 100

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

Languages other than English or French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 18,120 2.9 13,455 2.4
Only 1,770 0.3 1,795 0.3
Mostly 2,150 0.3 1,705 0.3
Equally with another language 2,210 0.3 1,500 0.3
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 11,995 1.9 8,465 1.5
No mention 615,205 97.1 547,920 97.6
Total population9 633,325 100 561,375 100

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. Data products, 2016 Census.

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