Table 2.1.1
Population by mother tongue, Ontario, 1951 to 2006

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Year
Mother tongue
Total French English Other languages
number number % number % number %
1951 4,597,542 341,502 7.4 3,755,442 81.7 500,598 10.9
1961 6,236,092 425,302 6.8 4,834,623 77.5 976,167 15.7
1971 7,703,110 482,350 6.3 5,967,725 77.5 1,253,035 16.3
1981 8,534,260 465,335 5.5 6,611,990 77.5 1,456,940 17.1
1991 9,977,055 503,345 5.0 7,443,540 74.6 2,030,170 20.3
1996 10,642,790 499,689 4.7 7,777,734 73.1 2,365,367 22.2
2001 11,285,550 509,264 4.5 8,041,997 71.3 2,734,289 24.2
2006 12,028,890 510,240 4.2 8,313,880 69.1 3,204,770 26.6
Source(s): Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 1951 to 2006.
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