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2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Mother Tongue (8), First Official Language Spoken (5), Language Used Most Often at Work (8), Other Language Used Regularly at Work (9), Language Spoken Most Often at Home (8) and Population by Immigrant Status and Selected Places of Birth (66), for the Population Aged 15 years and Over Who Worked Since 2010, 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 , first official language spoken , language used most often at work , other language used regularly at work , language spoken most often at home and population by immigrant status and selected places of birth , for the population aged 15 years and over who worked since 2010, in private households in CanadaFootnote 2
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 3 = 26.1 %
Mother tongue (8) First official language spoken (5)
Total - First official language spoken English French English and French Neither English nor French
Total - Mother tongue 19,133,305 14,493,695 4,298,375 199,950 141,285
English 11,077,645 11,075,760 1,885 0 0
French 4,059,820 19,655 4,040,160 0 0
Non-official language 3,741,025 3,188,185 218,270 193,280 141,285
English and French 27,875 15,535 6,670 5,670 0
English and non-official language 190,835 190,620 215 0 0
French and non-official language 33,330 2,565 30,765 0 0
English, French and non-official language 2,765 1,365 405 1,000 0


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Footnote 1

The places of birth selected are the most frequently reported by immigrants at the Canada level.

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Footnote 2

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

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Footnote 3

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-X2011042.

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