Majority (%) mother tongue population by census subdivision, 2016 This service shows the predominant mother tongue in each census subdivision based on English, French or non-official language. The data is from the data table Mother Tongue (10), Age (27) and Sex (3) for the Population of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2016 Census - 100% Data, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016046. Mother tongue refers to the first language learned at home in childhood and still understood by the person at the time the data was collected. If the person no longer understands the first language learned, the mother tongue is the second language learned. For a person who learned two languages at the same time in early childhood, the mother tongue is the language this person spoke most often at home before starting school. The person has two mother tongues only if the two languages were used equally often and are still understood by the person. For a child who has not yet learned to speak, the mother tongue is the language spoken most often to this child at home. The child has two mother tongues only if both languages are spoken equally often so that the child learns both languages at the same time. For additional information refer to the 2016 Census Dictionary for 'Mother tongue'. To have a cartographic representation of the ecumene with this socio-economic indicator, it is recommended to add as the first layer, the “NRCan - 2016 population ecumene by census subdivision” web service, accessible in the data resources section below. 2019-03-01 2019-03-19 Statistics Canada STATCAN.infostats-infostats.STATCAN@canada.ca Government and PoliticsSociety and CulturesocietyeconomystatisticsCensuslanguageSocioeconomic dataStatisticsGeographic data Census Profile, 2016 CensusHTML http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E Census Profile, 2016 CensusHTML http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=F Census Program Data Viewer, 2016 CensusHTML http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/dv-vd/cpdv-vdpr/index-eng.cfm Census Program Data Viewer, 2016 CensusHTML http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/dv-vd/cpdv-vdpr/index-fra.cfm GeoSearchHTML http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/geo/geosearch-georecherche/index-eng.cfm?LANG=E GeoSearchHTML http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/geo/geosearch-georecherche/index-fra.cfm?LANG=F NRCan - Population ecumene by census subdivision, 2016HTML https://gcgeo.gc.ca/geonetwork/metadata/eng/1694e167-f6f4-48a4-b40c-78ddb9587777?fromWorkspace=true File geodatabaseFGDB/GDB http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/statcan_statcan/Socioeconomic-data_Donnees-socio-economiques/csd_majority_mother_tongue_population-sdr_population_majoritaire_langue_maternelle/csd_majority_mother_tongue_2016.gdb.zip Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016 - Census subdivision (CSD)HTML http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/ref/dict/geo012-eng.cfm Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016 - Census subdivision (CSD)HTML http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/ref/dict/geo012-fra.cfm MXD fileMXD http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/statcan_statcan/Socioeconomic-data_Donnees-socio-economiques/csd_majority_mother_tongue_population-sdr_population_majoritaire_langue_maternelle/csd_majority_mother_tongue_2016_en.mxd MXD fileMXD http://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/statcan_statcan/Socioeconomic-data_Donnees-socio-economiques/csd_majority_mother_tongue_population-sdr_population_majoritaire_langue_maternelle/csd_majority_mother_tongue_2016_fr.mxd 2016 Census - Boundary files (SHP, GML, TAB)HTML http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/geo/bound-limit/bound-limit-2016-eng.cfm 2016 Census - Boundary files (SHP, GML, TAB)HTML http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/geo/bound-limit/bound-limit-2016-fra.cfm Majority (%) mother tongue by census subdivision, 2016ESRI REST https://webservices.maps.canada.ca/arcgis/rest/services/StatCan/csd_majority_mother_tongue_2016_en/MapServer/0 Majority (%) mother tongue population by census subdivision, 2016ESRI REST https://webservices.maps.canada.ca/arcgis/rest/services/StatCan/csd_majority_mother_tongue_2016_fr/MapServer/0 Majority (%) mother tongue by census subdivision, 2016WMS https://webservices.maps.canada.ca/arcgis/services/StatCan/csd_majority_mother_tongue_2016_en/MapServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS&layers=0&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/html Majority (%) mother tongue population by census subdivision, 2016WMS https://webservices.maps.canada.ca/arcgis/services/StatCan/csd_majority_mother_tongue_2016_fr/MapServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS&layers=0&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/html Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016 - Mother tongueHTML https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/ref/dict/pop095-eng.cfm Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016 - Mother tongueHTML https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/ref/dict/pop095-fra.cfm NRCan - Population ecumene by census subdivision, 2016HTML https://gcgeo.gc.ca/geonetwork/metadata/fre/1694e167-f6f4-48a4-b40c-78ddb9587777?fromWorkspace=true&

Majority (%) mother tongue population by census subdivision, 2016

This service shows the predominant mother tongue in each census subdivision based on English, French or non-official language. The data is from the data table Mother Tongue (10), Age (27) and Sex (3) for the Population of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2016 Census - 100% Data, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016046.

Mother tongue refers to the first language learned at home in childhood and still understood by the person at the time the data was collected. If the person no longer understands the first language learned, the mother tongue is the second language learned. For a person who learned two languages at the same time in early childhood, the mother tongue is the language this person spoke most often at home before starting school. The person has two mother tongues only if the two languages were used equally often and are still understood by the person. For a child who has not yet learned to speak, the mother tongue is the language spoken most often to this child at home. The child has two mother tongues only if both languages are spoken equally often so that the child learns both languages at the same time.

For additional information refer to the 2016 Census Dictionary for 'Mother tongue'.

To have a cartographic representation of the ecumene with this socio-economic indicator, it is recommended to add as the first layer, the “NRCan - 2016 population ecumene by census subdivision” web service, accessible in the data resources section below.

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Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
Census Profile, 2016 Census Guide HTML English Access
Census Profile, 2016 Census Guide HTML French Access
Census Program Data Viewer, 2016 Census Application HTML English Access
Census Program Data Viewer, 2016 Census Application HTML French Access
GeoSearch Application HTML English Access
GeoSearch Application HTML French Access
NRCan - Population ecumene by census subdivision, 2016 Guide HTML English Access
File geodatabase Dataset FGDB/GDB No linguistic content; Not applicable Access
Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016 - Census subdivision (CSD) Guide HTML English Access
Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016 - Census subdivision (CSD) Guide HTML French Access
MXD file Dataset MXD English Access
MXD file Dataset MXD French Access
2016 Census - Boundary files (SHP, GML, TAB) Dataset HTML English Access
2016 Census - Boundary files (SHP, GML, TAB) Dataset HTML French Access
Majority (%) mother tongue by census subdivision, 2016 Web Service ESRI REST English Access
Majority (%) mother tongue population by census subdivision, 2016 Web Service ESRI REST French Access
Majority (%) mother tongue by census subdivision, 2016 Web Service WMS English Access
Majority (%) mother tongue population by census subdivision, 2016 Web Service WMS French Access
Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016 - Mother tongue Guide HTML English Access
Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016 - Mother tongue Guide HTML French Access
NRCan - Population ecumene by census subdivision, 2016 Guide HTML French Access

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