2011 Census of Population advisory: Language

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On Wednesday, October 24, 2012, Statistics Canada will release the fourth and last round of data from the 2011 Census of Population, which will provide an in-depth portrait of Canada's language diversity.

Key findings will be available in an online report entitled Linguistic Characteristics of Canadians. It will examine the evolution of languages in Canada between 2006 and 2011.

Specifically, the report will release findings on changes in the use of immigrant languages, as well as developments in Canada's linguistic duality, that is, English and French both as mother tongue and language spoken most often at home.

Data will also be available on the use of multiple languages in the home, English-French bilingualism and Aboriginal languages.

Three companion reports will also be available. They will analyse Aboriginal languages, immigrant languages and the presence of French in Canada and the provinces and territories.

Various products and services will be found on the 2011 Census website from the Language release topic. For example, the Data products category will offer a wide range of standard geographic areas, available in the Census Profile, Topic-based tabulations and the Highlight tables.

All four reports and the various products pertaining to the release will be available on our website at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time on October 24.

For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact Statistics Canada's National Contact Centre (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 613-951-8116; infostats@statcan.gc.ca) or the Media Hotline (613-951-4636; statcan.mediahotline-ligneinfomedias.statcan@canada.ca).