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2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Selected Demographic, Cultural, Educational, Labour Force and Income Characteristics (688), Mother tongue (4), Age Groups (8D) and Sex (3) for the Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey

About this variable: Mother tongue (4)


Mother tongue

Part A - Short definition
Not applicable

Part B - Detailed definition
Refers to the first language learned at home in childhood and still understood by the individual on May 10, 2011.



  1. Total population in private households by mother tongue Footnote 1
  2. English
  3. French
  4. English and French


Footnote 1

Language groups are defined as follows: 'English' includes respondents who reported English only or English and one non-official language; 'French' includes respondents who reported French only or French and one non-official language; 'English and French' includes respondents who reported English and French, with or without one non-official language.

'Total' category includes all groups mentioned as well as respondents who reported a non-official language as their only mother tongue.

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