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Ontario: Census 2001-2006: Language Spoken Most Often at Home

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Geography:Ontario
Account:Demographics
Information:Census 2001-2006: Language Spoken Most Often at Home
Selected Gender: Total
Years: 2001 to 2006
Data Source:Compiled by the Community Accounts Unit based on information provided from the Census of Population 2001 and 2006, Statistics Canada.
Copyright:Newfoundland & Labrador Statistics Agency, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Figures may not add to total due to random rounding.

a Refers to the language spoken most often or on a regular basis at home by the individual at the time of the census.

b Refers to languages, other than English or French, in which the respondent can conduct a conversation.

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 2001 2006

Total population by home languagea11,285,545 12,028,895
Single responses9,526,905 11,756,485
English8,456,585 9,655,830
French164,550 289,035
Non-official languages905,770 1,811,620
Cree1,525 2,095
Ojibway2,540 6,165
Oji-Cree.. 3,840
Italian70,350 107,175
Portuguese48,595 77,015
Romanian9,255 23,415
Spanish38,250 97,895
Dutch2,055 6,310
German20,130 42,525
Bosnian.. 4,520
Bulgarian1,810 5,835
Croatian7,455 15,625
Czech1,495 3,450
Macedonian3,490 8,185
Polish39,030 72,850
Russian25,680 59,165
Serbian13,145 26,195
Serbo-Croatian5,435 3,140
Slovak1,760 3,375
Slovenian1,090 2,100
Ukrainian9,040 17,980
Lithuanian1,345 2,225
Finnish1,530 2,720
Hungarian7,885 13,860
Greek15,395 25,995
Armenian3,885 8,795
Turkish3,355 9,325
Somali.. 13,535
Amharic.. 4,285
Arabic31,510 67,495
Hebrew1,555 5,540
Tigrigna.. 2,435
Semitic languages, n.i.e... 3,435
Bengali7,875 22,020
Gujarati12,840 40,830
Hindi6,050 23,540
Marathi.. 2,105
Panjabi (Punjabi)54,705 117,445
Sindhi.. 3,325
Sinhala (Sinhalese).. 3,460
Urdu23,875 81,380
Kurdish1,275 2,615
Pashto2,055 4,495
Persian (Farsi)25,220 58,525
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e... 2,790
Malayalam975 4,325
Tamil37,345 79,065
Telugu.. 3,160
Japanese3,280 5,805
Korean22,970 46,845
Cantonese94,780 154,315
Mandarin21,660 63,220
Chinese, n.o.s.97,575 161,810
Tibetan languages.. 2,645
Lao2,200 3,600
Khmer (Cambodian)2,040 4,330
Vietnamese29,590 53,755
Bisayan languages.. 2,600
Ilocano.. 2,785
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)19,885 60,610
Akan (Twi).. 6,055
Bantu languages.. 4,025
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e... 2,200
Creoles1,015 3,190
Non-verbal languages.. 3,340
Sign languages, n.i.e... 2,415
Other languages65,190 9,715
Multiple responses1,758,640 272,410
English and French321,240 26,050
English and non-official language1,394,545 239,895
French and non-official language11,985 3,065
English, French and non-official language30,875 3,405
 
Various non-official languages spokenb
Cree5,310 4,565
Ojibway13,730 16,525
Oji-Cree.. 6,920
Italian416,210 396,955
Portuguese182,865 189,925
Romanian34,100 44,250
Spanish228,855 280,395
Danish7,655 7,335
Dutch84,725 80,650
Flemish4,605 3,880
German243,705 230,330
Norwegian2,475 2,220
Swedish6,360 5,350
Yiddish15,940 11,435
Bosnian.. 7,900
Bulgarian6,730 9,570
Croatian48,950 49,835
Czech15,325 14,705
Macedonian24,395 23,735
Polish164,260 160,895
Russian91,645 109,045
Serbian38,720 47,050
Serbo-Croatian17,290 7,205
Slovak13,150 12,475
Slovenian10,965 10,630
Ukrainian68,280 64,400
Latvian Lettish7,670 ..
Latvian.. 6,085
Lithuanian7,925 7,010
Estonian7,545 6,815
Finnish16,425 15,055
Hungarian53,280 49,425
Greek88,220 85,480
Armenian14,325 15,155
Turkish18,565 20,885
Amharic.. 11,880
Arabic131,595 152,225
Hebrew37,505 39,240
Maltese9,370 8,110
Somali.. 25,590
Tigrigna.. 5,610
Bengali23,385 35,145
Gujarati53,485 76,910
Hindi124,550 179,485
Kurdish4,455 5,265
Panjabi (Punjabi)146,250 201,715
Pashto6,075 8,125
Persian (Farsi)67,730 92,690
Sindhi.. 8,350
Sinhalese11,330 ..
Sinhala (Sinhalese).. 14,870
Urdu103,765 158,655
Malayalam6,505 10,130
Tamil92,465 117,390
Telugu.. 6,390
Japanese20,780 22,255
Korean49,175 64,035
Cantonese194,560 218,525
Chinese, n.o.s.199,315 220,490
Mandarin85,010 124,645
Taiwanese.. 3,285
Lao7,510 7,825
Khmer (Cambodian)7,150 8,395
Vietnamese76,140 87,595
Bisayan languages.. 5,365
Ilocano.. 6,655
Malay-Bahasa7,785 ..
Malay.. 8,665
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)123,030 159,100
Akan (Twi).. 13,960
Swahili14,005 14,330
Creoles10,470 14,910
Other languages97,675 134,440
Non verbal languages14,710 ..

Notes:

Figures may not add to total due to random rounding.

a Refers to the language spoken most often or on a regular basis at home by the individual at the time of the census.

b Refers to languages, other than English or French, in which the respondent can conduct a conversation.

Source: Compiled by the Community Accounts Unit based on information provided from the Census of Population 2001 and 2006, Statistics Canada.

Copyright: Newfoundland & Labrador Statistics Agency
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Data last updated on January 23, 2017

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