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Outside Quebec, French remains the first official language spoken by more than 900,000 people, but their relative proportion is shrinking

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Infographic description

The title of the infographic is "Outside Quebec, French remains the first official language spoken by more than 900,000 people, but their relative proportion is shrinking"

This is a bar chart with a trend line and a double axis.

The vertical axis on the left shows the number of people who had French as their first official language spoken in Canada outside Quebec in millions, from 0.0 to 1.2 in intervals of 0.1.

The vertical axis on the right shows the proportion of the population who had French as their first official language spoken in Canada outside Quebec as a percentage, from 0.0 to 8.0 in intervals of 1.0.

The horizontal axis shows the following census years: 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001, 2011, and 2021.

The series of bars shows the number of people who had French as their first official language spoken in Canada outside Quebec by census year: 935,530 in 1971, 867,509 in 1981, 932,495 in 1991, 936,380 in 2001, 946,375 in 2011, and 918,980 in 2021.

The trend line shows the proportion of the population who had French as their first official language spoken in Canada outside Quebec by census year: 6.0% in 1971, 4.9% in 1981, 4.6% in 1991, 4.2% in 2001, 3.7% in 2011, and 3.3% in 2021.

Source(s): Census of Population, 1971 to 2021 (3901).

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