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Ontario: Census 2016: Language Spoken Most Often at Home

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Geography:Ontario
Account:Demographics
Information:Census 2016: 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 2016, 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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    0 to 4
    5 to 9
    10 to 14
    15 to 19
    20 to 24
    25 to 34
    35 to 44
    45 to 54
    55 to 64
    65 to 74
    75 and over

   
  Male Female Total

Total - Language spoken most often at home6,503,880 6,808,995 13,312,870
 
Multiple responses379,920 410,905 790,830
English and French20,895 24,755 45,655
English and non-official language347,730 371,865 719,590
French and non-official language2,930 3,795 6,725
English, French and non-official language8,365 10,490 18,855
 
Single responsesa6,123,955 6,398,085 12,522,045
English5,084,885 5,243,795 10,328,680
French129,535 147,505 277,045
Non-official languages909,535 1,006,785 1,916,315
Aboriginal languages4,600 4,610 9,215
Algonquian languages4,370 4,315 8,690
Ojibway1,700 1,620 3,315
Romance languages122,790 142,585 265,370
Italian31,195 41,770 72,965
Portuguese32,060 35,355 67,420
Romanian9,385 10,540 19,920
Spanish50,035 54,785 104,820
Germanic languages21,630 22,880 44,510
Dutch2,140 2,305 4,450
German18,140 19,120 37,260
Slavic languages89,635 101,010 190,640
Bosnian1,590 1,620 3,215
Bulgarian2,350 2,480 4,830
Croatian5,270 5,855 11,125
Czech1,480 1,595 3,075
Macedonian2,970 3,290 6,250
Polish24,510 28,040 52,550
Russian29,650 33,915 63,570
Serbian11,330 11,840 23,170
Serbo-Croatian915 1,010 1,925
Slovak1,680 1,845 3,520
Ukrainian6,995 8,420 15,415
Baltic languages945 1,355 2,300
Greek10,165 11,535 21,700
Armenian4,065 4,560 8,625
Albanian4,580 4,610 9,195
Uralic languages6,990 8,335 15,325
Finnish780 1,050 1,835
Turkish5,245 5,300 10,545
Afro-Asiatic languages66,865 71,590 138,460
Cushitic languages6,100 8,355 14,460
Somali5,590 7,780 13,370
Semitic languages60,475 62,940 123,415
Amharic2,540 3,080 5,625
Arabic46,500 47,690 94,195
Hebrew2,505 2,345 4,850
Tigrigna1,805 2,110 3,915
Semitic languages, n.i.e.360 395 755
Indo-Iranian languages215,755 220,075 435,835
Indo-Aryan languages171,130 172,925 344,050
Bengali14,595 14,990 29,585
Gujarati22,410 23,035 45,450
Hindi14,485 14,475 28,955
Punjabi (Panjabi)66,410 65,725 132,135
Sindhi1,320 1,565 2,880
Sinhala (Sinhalese)2,250 2,350 4,590
Urdu45,160 46,295 91,455
Nepali2,820 2,820 5,640
Iranian languages44,090 46,640 90,730
Kurdish1,905 1,770 3,675
Pashto3,355 3,395 6,750
Persian (Farsi)38,830 41,475 80,305
Dravidian languages46,570 49,680 96,255
Malayalam4,460 4,295 8,760
Tamil38,460 42,140 80,605
Telugu3,050 2,655 5,705
Japanese2,590 3,455 6,040
Korean22,685 25,855 48,535
Sino-Tibetan languages210,560 237,640 448,195
Chinese languages207,305 234,310 441,615
Cantonese91,545 107,200 198,745
Mandarin105,360 115,175 220,535
Chinese, n.o.s.4,560 5,070 9,630
Tibetan1,925 1,950 3,870
Tai languages1,845 2,015 3,860
Lao1,220 1,315 2,535
Austro-Asiatic languages23,105 27,140 50,245
Khmer (Cambodian)1,650 2,120 3,770
Vietnamese21,435 25,000 46,435
Austronesian languages36,525 48,840 85,370
Ilocano1,780 2,325 4,105
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)31,960 43,105 75,070
Niger-Congo languages5,395 6,720 12,120
Akan (Twi)1,915 2,495 4,415
Swahili920 1,160 2,080
Creole languages2,355 2,970 5,325
Sign languages2,485 1,940 4,425
American Sign languages830 775 1,600
Sign languages, n.i.e1,640 1,155 2,795

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 2016, Statistics Canada.


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