Language Highlight Tables, 2016 Census

Mother Tongue by age (Total), 2016 counts for the population excluding institutional residents of Canada, provinces and territories, 2016 Census – 100% Data The letter C inside a yellow triangle - correction Update of the 2016 Census language data

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This table shows Mother Tongue by age (Total), 2016 counts for the population excluding institutional residents of Canada, provinces and territories, 2016 Census – 100% Data. The column headings are: Geographic name; Mother tongue - Total; Mother tongue - English; Mother tongue - French; Mother tongue - Non-official language; Mother tongue - English and French; Mother tongue - English and non-official language; Mother tongue - French and non-official language - Mother tongue - English, French and non-official language

Geographic name Mother tongue Footnote 1
Total English French Non-official language English and French English and non-official language French and non-official language English, French and non-official language
Canada 34,767,255 19,460,855 7,166,705 7,321,060 165,325 533,260 86,145 33,900
Newfoundland and Labrador 515,680 499,705 2,355 11,920 585 1,025 60 30
Prince Edward Island 141,020 128,005 4,865 7,160 485 460 30 20
Nova Scotia 912,295 830,220 29,465 44,550 3,445 4,180 225 210
New Brunswick 736,280 472,725 231,110 23,150 7,280 1,535 330 145
Quebec 8,066,560 601,155 6,219,665 1,060,830 72,395 27,485 67,075 17,950
Ontario 13,312,870 8,902,320 490,720 3,553,925 54,045 288,285 12,565 11,010
Manitoba 1,261,620 900,610 40,525 288,985 4,365 25,965 700 475
Saskatchewan 1,083,235 892,620 15,095 156,960 2,045 15,925 315 280
Alberta 4,026,650 2,991,480 72,155 870,945 10,225 77,520 2,685 1,640
British Columbia 4,598,415 3,170,110 57,425 1,267,465 10,065 89,140 2,105 2,115
Yukon 35,560 29,110 1,570 4,210 220 420 15 15
Northwest Territories 41,380 31,765 1,170 7,625 145 630 35 10
Nunavut 35,690 11,020 595 23,345 25 690 15 5
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