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Ontario: Census 2011: Language Spoken Most Often at Home

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Geography:Ontario
Account:Demographics
Information:Census 2011: Language Spoken Most Often at Home
Selected Age Group: Total
Data Source:Compiled by the Community Accounts Unit based on information provided from the Census of Population 2011, Statistics Canada.
Copyright:Newfoundland & Labrador Statistics Agency, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

a Not all languages included in the single response category could be shown. The languages with the most speakers in Ontario have been included. For this reason the sum of the languages listed will not add to the total.

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  • Change Age Group
    Total
    Under 5
    5 to 9
    10 to 14
    15 to 19
    20 to 24
    25 to 29
    30 to 34
    35 to 39
    40 to 44
    45 to 49
    50 to 54
    55 to 59
    60 to 64
    65 to 69
    70 to 74
    75 plus

   
  Male Female Total

Total responses6,210,340 6,511,725 12,722,065
Multiple responses273,370 291,900 565,270
English and French17,250 20,705 37,955
English and non-official language(s)248,045 261,055 509,100
French and non-official language(s)2,855 3,520 6,375
English, French and non-official language(s)5,220 6,620 11,845
Single responsea5,936,965 6,219,830 12,156,790
English4,930,610 5,114,200 10,044,810
French133,495 150,625 284,115
Non-official languages872,860 955,010 1,827,870
Aboriginal languages3,225 3,130 6,355
Algonquian languages3,010 2,895 5,910
Ojibway1,515 1,345 2,855
Romance languages135,490 153,230 288,715
Italian39,140 49,695 88,835
Portuguese33,695 36,520 70,210
Romanian10,960 11,880 22,845
Spanish51,645 55,090 106,730
Germanic languages22,705 24,430 47,135
Dutch2,535 2,855 5,395
German18,930 20,255 39,180
Slavic languages98,375 109,680 208,060
Bosnian1,770 1,760 3,530
Bulgarian2,535 2,625 5,165
Croatian6,320 6,860 13,185
Czech2,055 2,265 4,325
Macedonian3,495 3,795 7,290
Polish28,490 32,240 60,730
Russian30,385 34,045 64,425
Serbian12,670 13,330 26,000
Serbo-Croatian1,220 1,285 2,505
Slovak1,490 1,695 3,185
Ukrainian6,810 8,425 15,235
Baltic languages1,305 1,750 3,050
Greek11,180 12,405 23,590
Armenian3,440 3,935 7,375
Albanian5,075 4,985 10,060
Finno-Ugric languages8,750 10,230 18,980
Finnish1,010 1,270 2,280
Turkish5,260 5,135 10,390
Afro-Asiatic languages57,230 61,090 118,320
Cushitic languages7,010 9,480 16,490
Somali6,515 8,935 15,450
Semitic languages50,130 51,525 101,655
Amharic2,400 2,880 5,285
Arabic38,095 38,315 76,410
Hebrew2,630 2,610 5,235
Tigrigna1,390 1,680 3,075
Semitic languages, n.i.e.4,985 5,375 10,360
Indo-Iranian languages195,505 198,030 393,535
Indo-Aryan languages156,345 157,465 313,815
Bengali13,490 13,400 26,895
Gujarati20,860 21,585 42,440
Hindi12,200 12,450 24,650
Panjabi (Punjabi)62,100 61,995 124,100
Sindhi1,265 1,570 2,835
Sinhala (Sinhalese)2,200 2,285 4,480
Urdu41,750 41,770 83,515
Nepali1,260 1,220 2,485
Iranian languages38,570 39,970 78,540
Kurdish1,835 1,745 3,580
Pashto2,875 2,890 5,765
Persian (Farsi)33,860 35,335 69,195
Dravidian languages45,740 47,965 93,705
Malayalam2,665 2,650 5,315
Tamil40,665 42,975 83,645
Telugu1,950 1,870 3,825
Japanese2,535 3,230 5,765
Korean22,575 24,675 47,245
Sino-Tibetan languages185,290 205,660 390,950
Chinese languages182,540 202,915 385,450
Cantonese68,290 79,500 147,795
Mandarin46,980 49,630 96,610
Chinese, n.o.s.64,765 70,895 135,660
Tibetan languages1,615 1,585 3,205
Tai languages2,090 2,085 4,175
Lao1,445 1,410 2,855
Austro-Asiatic languages24,100 27,320 51,420
Khmer (Cambodian)1,855 2,200 4,060
Vietnamese22,240 25,120 47,360
Malayo-Polynesian languages30,440 42,410 72,850
Bisayan languages895 1,155 2,045
Ilocano1,170 1,750 2,915
Tagalog (Pilipino/Filipino)27,140 38,090 65,225
Niger-Congo languages6,015 7,070 13,080
Akan (Twi)2,390 2,915 5,305
Bantu languages2,140 2,510 4,650
Swahili940 1,080 2,025
Creoles2,120 2,605 4,720
Non-verbal languages2,155 1,685 3,840
American Sign languages600 570 1,175
Sign languages, n.i.e.1,540 1,110 2,650

Notes:

a Not all languages included in the single response category could be shown. The languages with the most speakers in Ontario have been included. For this reason the sum of the languages listed will not add to the total.

Source: Compiled by the Community Accounts Unit based on information provided from the Census of Population 2011, Statistics Canada.

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

Data last updated on January 23, 2017

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