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Release date: August 17, 2022 Updated on: October 26, 2022

The 2021 Census of Population Program offers a wide range of analysis, data, reference and geographical information according to topics (subjects) that paint a portrait of Canada and its population.

2021 Census of Population products by type: Language

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2022-08-17

Title:Census Profile, 2021: Language

Profile of a community or region: 98-316-X2021001

Description: This profile presents information from the 2021 Census of Population for various levels of geography, including provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas, communities and census tracts.

Data product
2022-09-21

Title:Data tables: Language

Table

Description: This series of cross-tabulations presents a portrait of Canada. They range in complexity and are available for various levels of geography.

Data product
2022-08-17

Title:Focus on Geography Series: Language

Profile of a community or region: 98-404-X2021001

Description: Focusing on a selected geographic area, this product presents data highlights, through text, tables and figures, for each of the major releases of the 2021 Census.

Data product
2022-08-17

Title:Census Program Data Viewer: Language

Interactive dashboard: 98-507-X2021001

Description: The Census Program Data Viewer (CPDV) is a web-based data visualization tool that makes statistical information more interpretable by presenting key indicators in a statistical dashboard. Users can click and zoom in on a map of Canada or the user can search by place name or postal codeOM. The CPDV displays the appropriate thematic map showing boundaries and other features. Results can be exported (CSV or XLSX), or the user can share their customized dashboard by a link.

Data product
2022-08-17

Title:Mother tongue by geography, 2021 Census

Interactive chart: 98-505-X2021003

Description: This interactive tree map shows the proportion of the population by mother tongue. You can search by one of two criteria: region or language.

Data product
2022-08-17

Title:Increasing diversity of languages, other than English or French, spoken at home

Infographic: 11-627-M-X2022051

Description: Based on 2021 Census data, the following infographic is about the languages spoken at home in Canada.

Data product
2022-08-17

Title:More than one language in the bag: The rate of English–French bilingualism is increasing in Quebec and decreasing outside Quebec

Infographic: 11-627-M-X2022052

Description: Based on 2021 Census data, the following infographic is about English-French bilingualism in Canada.

Data product
2022-08-17

Title:Data quality tables, 2021 Census of Population

Table

Description: These tables present data quality indicators for the Census of Population. Data quality indicators are available for various levels of geography, most questions on the Census of Population questionnaires and other key variables of the Census of Population.

Data product
2022-08-17

Title:2021 Census key indicators: Language

Key indicators

Description: The key indicators provide a quick snapshot of census data highlights by topic.

Data product
2022-08-17

Title:While English and French are still the main languages spoken in Canada, the country’s linguistic diversity continues to grow

The Daily

Description: Immigration drove up the number of Canadians who spoke predominantly a language other than English or French at home, from 4.0 million in 2016 to 4.6 million in 2021. English was the first official language spoken by 75.5% of the country’s population, up from 74.8% in 2016, while French was the first official language spoken by 21.4% of Canadians in 2021, down from 22.2% in 2016.

Analytical product
2022-10-26

Title:Dictionary, Census of Population, 2021

Dictionary: 98-301-X2021001

Description: The Census Dictionary is a reference document which contains detailed definitions of Census of Population concepts, variables, and geographic terms, as well as historical information.

Reference material
2022-10-26

Title:Guide to the Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-304-X2021001

Description: This reference document provides an overview of the Census of Population content determination, collection, processing, data quality assessment and data dissemination.

Reference material
2022-08-17

Title:Languages Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-500-X2021003

Description: This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret language data from the 2021 Census.

Reference material
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