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2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Mother Tongue (8), Language Spoken Most Often at Home (8), Other Language Spoken Regularly at Home (9), First Official Language Spoken (5), Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration (11) Age Groups (12) and Sex (3) for the Population in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey

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This table details mother tongue , language spoken most often at home , other language spoken regularly at home , first official language spoken , immigrant status and period of immigration age groups and sex for the population in private households in CanadaFootnote 1
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 2 = 26.1 %
Mother tongue (8) Language spoken most often at home (8)
Total - Language spoken most often at home English French Non-official language English and French English and non-official language French and non-official language English, French and non-official language
Total - Mother tongue 32,852,325 21,468,335 6,790,370 3,710,730 60,520 714,595 96,315 11,460
English 18,850,405 18,583,980 82,615 102,050 11,470 68,885 595 805
French 6,967,455 428,380 6,473,745 19,150 29,445 1,765 14,055 910
Non-official language 6,551,515 2,261,125 195,495 3,531,605 4,050 495,600 57,575 6,060
English and French 57,820 28,500 13,970 505 14,260 200 90 300
English and non-official language 353,530 157,010 1,475 48,140 350 145,155 555 850
French and non-official language 65,315 7,360 22,485 8,260 525 2,325 23,195 1,160
English, French and non-official language 6,280 1,975 590 1,020 410 660 250 1,380


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Footnote 1

Excludes National Household Survey data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.

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Footnote 2

For the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) estimates, the global non-response rate (GNR) is used as an indicator of data quality. This indicator combines complete non-response (household) and partial non-response (question) into a single rate. The value of the GNR is presented to users. A smaller GNR indicates a lower risk of non-response bias and as a result, lower risk of inaccuracy. The threshold used for estimates' suppression is a GNR of 50% or more. For more information, please refer to the National Household Survey User Guide, 2011.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-010-X2011031.

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