Ethnicity, Language and Immigration Thematic Series
The French Language in British Columbia, 2001 to 2016: Facts and Figures

by Alejandro A. Páez Silva

Release date: December 10, 2019

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The purpose of this document is to present an overview of the prevailing trends observed between 2001 and 20161 for the French language in British Columbia. To this end, the document provides census-based information on the population2 who have French as their first official language spoken, mother tongue, language spoken at home or language used at work as well as on the population who reported speaking French well enough to conduct a conversation.

Map 1 Proportion of the population with French as a first official language spoken, census subdivisions, British Columbia, 2016

Description for Map

This map shows the proportion of the population with French as a first official language spoken found in each census subdivision in British Columbia in 2016.

In this map we use six distinct colours to signify different values. Blue stripes are used to represent areas for which no data are available. There are 205 census subdivisions in this group.

A solid teal colour is used to represent areas in which no one with French as a first official language spoken resides. There are 194 census subdivisions in this group.

A solid yellow colour is used to represent areas in which those with French as a first official language spoken constitute less than 1% of the total population. There are 69 census subdivisions in this group.

A solid orange colour is used to represent areas in which those with French as a first official language spoken constitute between 1% and less than 2.5% of the total population. There are 227 census subdivisions in this group.

A solid dark orange colour was used to represent areas in which those with French as a first official language spoken constitute between 2.5% and less than 5% of the total population. There are 37 census subdivisions in this group.

A solid red colour was used to represent areas in which those with French as a first official language spoken constitute between 5% and 10% of the total population. There are 5 census subdivisions in this group.

The borders of each Census Subdivision are delineated by a grey line and each census subdivision is assigned a colour based on the table below.


Map 1
Proportion of the population with French as a first official language spoken, census subdivisions, British Columbia, 2016

Table summary
This table displays the results of Proportion of the population with French as a first official language spoken. The information is grouped by Census subdivision (appearing as row headers), French as first official language spoken — Number, French as first official language spoken — Percent and Total population (appearing as column headers).
Census subdivision French as first official language spoken — Number French as first official language spoken — Percent Total population
5901003 22.5 0.9 2495.0
5901006 50.0 1.3 3785.0
5901012 165.0 3.2 5165.0
5901017 60.0 3.1 1945.0
5901019 72.5 3.7 1975.0
5901022 185.0 0.9 19685.0
5901028 107.5 1.5 7370.0
5901035 75.0 1.2 6030.0
5901037 25.0 1.4 1750.0
5901039 70.0 2.2 3255.0
5901040 12.5 1.6 780.0
5901043 55.0 8.2 670.0
5901046 37.5 1.4 2730.0
5901048 25.0 1.7 1465.0
5901801 0.0 0.0 75.0
5901803 0.0 0.0 170.0
5901804 0.0 0.0 140.0
5901806 5.0 1.6 315.0
5903004 72.5 1.4 5140.0
5903010 40.0 2.1 1930.0
5903011 15.0 1.3 1140.0
5903013 57.5 1.2 4655.0
5903015 290.0 2.8 10410.0
5903017 15.0 1.0 1475.0
5903019 10.0 3.7 270.0
5903023 27.5 2.9 950.0
5903027 0.0 0.0 195.0
5903032 10.0 2.2 450.0
5903039 50.0 3.7 1345.0
5903041 70.0 1.9 3770.0
5903043 77.5 2.0 3960.0
5903045 55.0 0.7 7920.0
5903047 30.0 1.9 1620.0
5903050 22.5 1.4 1590.0
5903052 92.5 2.0 4660.0
5903056 42.5 1.7 2530.0
5903058 20.0 0.6 3135.0
5903060 30.0 1.8 1680.0
5903807 0.0 0.0 110.0
5905005 15.0 0.8 1915.0
5905009 5.0 0.5 1000.0
5905014 50.0 0.7 7475.0
5905018 10.0 0.6 1675.0
5905023 125.0 3.4 3730.0
5905026 20.0 1.1 1890.0
5905030 15.0 1.0 1440.0
5905032 35.0 0.9 3885.0
5905037 5.0 0.8 645.0
5905042 5.0 0.8 665.0
5905050 17.5 1.3 1340.0
5905052 30.0 0.9 3225.0
5905054 45.0 2.1 2155.0
5907005 117.5 2.4 4975.0
5907009 30.0 2.0 1465.0
5907014 80.0 1.7 4795.0
5907022 37.5 2.1 1825.0
5907024 32.5 1.2 2790.0
5907026 40.0 3.8 1045.0
5907028 102.5 2.9 3555.0
5907035 177.5 1.6 11325.0
5907041 582.5 1.8 33045.0
5907047 97.5 1.7 5875.0
5907049 57.5 3.0 1905.0
5907051 22.5 1.1 2010.0
5907053 47.5 2.1 2235.0
5907055 25.0 1.3 1955.0
5907802 10.0 1.3 765.0
5907803 25.0 1.4 1780.0
5907805 0.0 0.0 80.0
5907807 0.0 0.0 60.0
5907809 0.0 0.0 85.0
5909009 82.5 1.3 6180.0
5909014 5.0 1.2 405.0
5909016 12.5 1.5 835.0
5909020 922.5 1.1 83055.0
5909027 20.0 1.4 1470.0
5909032 65.0 1.2 5250.0
5909034 10.0 0.7 1530.0
5909035 25.0 1.4 1850.0
5909036 20.0 1.4 1450.0
5909048 20.0 2.0 980.0
5909052 1167.5 0.8 139250.0
5909056 382.5 1.0 37925.0
5909060 10.0 0.8 1295.0
5909062 20.0 1.1 1775.0
5909804 0.0 0.0 190.0
5909806 0.0 0.0 40.0
5909807 0.0 0.0 95.0
5909812 0.0 0.0 130.0
5909819 0.0 0.0 65.0
5909821 5.0 1.5 325.0
5909824 0.0 0.0 195.0
5909826 0.0 0.0 85.0
5909827 0.0 0.0 240.0
5909830 35.0 1.5 2355.0
5909831 0.0 0.0 40.0
5909832 0.0 0.0 770.0
5909837 0.0 0.0 200.0
5909839 0.0 0.0 535.0
5909841 0.0 0.0 55.0
5909842 0.0 0.0 70.0
5909845 0.0 0.0 85.0
5909875 0.0 0.0 80.0
5909877 0.0 0.0 175.0
5909878 0.0 0.0 110.0
5909879 5.0 1.7 300.0
5909880 5.0 2.8 180.0
5909881 5.0 2.3 215.0
5909882 0.0 0.0 115.0
5909884 12.5 1.5 845.0
5909885 0.0 0.0 135.0
5915001 1062.5 0.9 116310.0
5915002 282.5 1.1 25510.0
5915004 4990.0 1.0 513405.0
5915007 280.0 1.4 19505.0
5915011 1032.5 1.0 101410.0
5915015 1700.0 0.9 197250.0
5915020 287.5 1.8 15990.0
5915022 11857.5 1.9 622630.0
5915025 2597.5 1.1 230935.0
5915029 1037.5 1.5 70235.0
5915034 1835.0 1.3 138335.0
5915036 10.0 1.6 645.0
5915038 22.5 1.0 2210.0
5915039 827.5 1.4 58310.0
5915043 527.5 1.6 33470.0
5915046 1430.0 1.7 85495.0
5915051 1015.0 1.9 52520.0
5915055 725.0 1.7 42055.0
5915062 80.0 2.2 3680.0
5915065 20.0 1.5 1330.0
5915070 220.0 1.2 18570.0
5915075 990.0 1.2 81280.0
5915801 0.0 0.0 120.0
5915802 7.5 0.9 815.0
5915803 10.0 0.6 1655.0
5915805 0.0 0.0 50.0
5915806 40.0 2.2 1855.0
5915807 0.0 0.0 580.0
5915808 42.5 1.5 2930.0
5915811 0.0 0.0 125.0
5915813 0.0 0.0 40.0
5915816 0.0 0.0 95.0
5915825 5.0 1.1 470.0
5915830 0.0 0.0 260.0
5917005 132.5 1.2 11230.0
5917010 162.5 1.4 11455.0
5917015 207.5 1.3 16480.0
5917021 1515.0 1.3 112880.0
5917027 235.0 2.2 10450.0
5917029 72.5 1.5 4735.0
5917030 285.0 1.6 17750.0
5917034 1682.5 2.0 83030.0
5917040 702.5 4.0 17475.0
5917041 347.5 2.1 16830.0
5917042 62.5 1.4 4525.0
5917044 630.0 1.8 35190.0
5917047 197.5 1.9 10340.0
5917049 20.0 0.9 2225.0
5917052 295.0 2.3 12980.0
5917054 72.5 1.6 4670.0
5917056 0.0 0.0 190.0
5917801 0.0 0.0 335.0
5917802 0.0 0.0 95.0
5917803 27.5 1.6 1690.0
5917804 5.0 0.6 820.0
5917809 0.0 0.0 130.0
5917812 30.0 1.6 1840.0
5917815 0.0 0.0 110.0
5917819 5.0 2.2 225.0
5919008 310.0 1.1 29345.0
5919012 62.5 1.4 4625.0
5919013 47.5 1.5 3245.0
5919015 30.0 1.3 2325.0
5919016 35.0 1.1 3225.0
5919017 37.5 1.5 2440.0
5919021 95.0 1.1 8435.0
5919033 15.0 0.9 1630.0
5919035 15.0 1.2 1205.0
5919043 87.5 1.8 4735.0
5919046 97.5 1.1 8520.0
5919049 67.5 1.3 5020.0
5919051 42.5 1.0 4095.0
5919801 0.0 0.0 170.0
5919803 0.0 0.0 105.0
5919804 0.0 0.0 735.0
5919809 5.0 1.1 450.0
5919814 0.0 0.0 160.0
5919815 0.0 0.0 145.0
5919816 0.0 0.0 75.0
5919822 10.0 0.5 2080.0
5921007 1160.0 1.3 88705.0
5921008 27.5 0.8 3605.0
5921010 92.5 1.3 7055.0
5921014 75.0 1.9 4035.0
5921016 30.0 1.1 2805.0
5921018 185.0 1.5 12125.0
5921023 110.0 1.3 8605.0
5921030 92.5 1.5 6125.0
5921032 105.0 1.4 7710.0
5921034 75.0 1.0 7465.0
5921036 52.5 1.4 3885.0
5921804 0.0 0.0 360.0
5921805 0.0 0.0 230.0
5921806 0.0 0.0 70.0
5921807 0.0 0.0 370.0
5923008 242.5 1.4 17405.0
5923019 45.0 2.6 1705.0
5923025 72.5 3.8 1930.0
5923033 5.0 1.1 440.0
5923035 15.0 0.9 1620.0
5923037 30.0 1.1 2750.0
5923039 30.0 1.6 1935.0
5923047 5.0 2.0 245.0
5923049 10.0 1.5 675.0
5923801 0.0 0.0 120.0
5923803 0.0 0.0 85.0
5923807 0.0 0.0 275.0
5923808 0.0 0.0 625.0
5923813 0.0 0.0 150.0
5923816 0.0 0.0 540.0
5923823 0.0 0.0 95.0
5923824 0.0 0.0 45.0
5924025 15.0 1.2 1210.0
5924029 0.0 0.0 110.0
5924030 10.0 4.1 245.0
5924034 475.0 1.5 32330.0
5924039 10.0 3.2 310.0
5924042 60.0 1.4 4390.0
5924048 10.0 1.3 765.0
5924052 42.5 4.1 1035.0
5924054 55.0 2.3 2430.0
5924804 0.0 0.0 385.0
5924806 0.0 0.0 185.0
5924812 0.0 0.0 295.0
5924817 0.0 0.0 145.0
5924820 0.0 0.0 65.0
5924835 0.0 0.0 185.0
5924836 0.0 0.0 85.0
5924840 0.0 0.0 205.0
5926005 485.0 3.5 13910.0
5926010 575.0 2.3 25200.0
5926014 75.0 2.0 3685.0
5926021 130.0 1.8 7215.0
5926022 150.0 2.1 7095.0
5926024 135.0 1.6 8605.0
5926801 0.0 0.0 220.0
5927008 300.0 2.3 13010.0
5927010 62.5 5.7 1105.0
5927012 45.0 2.9 1540.0
5927016 55.0 2.7 2060.0
5927018 32.5 3.0 1075.0
5927802 0.0 0.0 710.0
5929005 80.0 1.8 4435.0
5929011 150.0 1.5 10090.0
5929018 52.5 2.0 2620.0
5929022 40.0 1.5 2725.0
5929024 65.0 1.9 3420.0
5929026 52.5 1.4 3665.0
5929028 22.5 1.1 2035.0
5929803 10.0 1.5 675.0
5931006 550.0 2.8 19415.0
5931012 155.0 6.0 2570.0
5931017 45.0 2.7 1660.0
5931020 542.5 4.6 11855.0
5931021 25.0 2.4 1055.0
5931026 15.0 0.7 2275.0
5931032 5.0 2.6 190.0
5931034 5.0 1.4 365.0
5931801 0.0 0.0 60.0
5931806 5.0 10.0 50.0
5931807 0.0 0.0 105.0
5931808 0.0 0.0 160.0
5931812 0.0 0.0 140.0
5931813 0.0 0.0 240.0
5931814 0.0 0.0 65.0
5931815 0.0 0.0 70.0
5931816 0.0 0.0 110.0
5931821 0.0 0.0 240.0
5931828 0.0 0.0 45.0
5931829 0.0 0.0 50.0
5931831 0.0 0.0 175.0
5931842 0.0 0.0 70.0
5931843 0.0 0.0 1285.0
5931844 0.0 0.0 130.0
5933006 70.0 1.0 7015.0
5933008 20.0 1.3 1600.0
5933012 5.0 0.7 760.0
5933015 0.0 0.0 250.0
5933019 20.0 1.3 1540.0
5933024 15.0 1.6 965.0
5933028 10.0 1.6 640.0
5933032 20.0 1.8 1090.0
5933035 25.0 1.3 1995.0
5933037 20.0 1.6 1260.0
5933039 15.0 0.9 1580.0
5933042 905.0 1.0 88855.0
5933044 42.5 1.2 3670.0
5933045 15.0 2.4 615.0
5933054 20.0 0.9 2235.0
5933060 30.0 1.0 2955.0
5933067 22.5 1.0 2305.0
5933068 27.5 1.8 1490.0
5933070 0.0 0.0 230.0
5933072 15.0 1.1 1325.0
5933074 20.0 1.2 1705.0
5933801 0.0 0.0 315.0
5933802 0.0 0.0 145.0
5933805 0.0 0.0 40.0
5933806 0.0 0.0 120.0
5933807 0.0 0.0 535.0
5933808 0.0 0.0 140.0
5933812 0.0 0.0 120.0
5933814 0.0 0.0 65.0
5933817 0.0 0.0 295.0
5933832 0.0 0.0 80.0
5933833 0.0 0.0 145.0
5933834 0.0 0.0 40.0
5933844 0.0 0.0 70.0
5933849 0.0 0.0 90.0
5933851 0.0 0.0 60.0
5933853 0.0 0.0 140.0
5933859 0.0 0.0 65.0
5933872 0.0 0.0 85.0
5933873 0.0 0.0 70.0
5933877 0.0 0.0 55.0
5933880 25.0 0.8 3020.0
5933882 0.0 0.0 70.0
5933884 0.0 0.0 305.0
5933887 0.0 0.0 220.0
5933898 0.0 0.0 235.0
5935010 1980.0 1.6 125965.0
5935012 50.0 1.3 3820.0
5935016 190.0 1.5 12765.0
5935018 112.5 2.1 5430.0
5935020 25.0 1.3 1980.0
5935029 417.5 1.3 32345.0
5935801 40.0 2.4 1665.0
5935802 147.5 2.0 7435.0
5935803 15.0 1.1 1415.0
5937005 22.5 1.2 1835.0
5937010 120.0 1.1 10630.0
5937014 492.5 1.3 39320.0
5937017 20.0 0.6 3190.0
5937021 32.5 0.8 3855.0
5937022 35.0 1.3 2670.0
5937023 7.5 0.7 1010.0
5937024 42.5 0.8 5105.0
5937028 60.0 1.2 5005.0
5937033 35.0 1.2 2935.0
5937041 47.5 1.2 4000.0
5937801 32.5 1.1 2870.0
5937802 0.0 0.0 315.0
5937803 10.0 1.6 625.0
5939007 117.5 3.2 3685.0
5939011 137.5 4.4 3145.0
5939019 252.5 3.4 7480.0
5939023 20.0 3.3 600.0
5939032 162.5 0.9 17355.0
5939037 92.5 1.2 7920.0
5939039 55.0 1.4 4045.0
5939043 10.0 0.8 1185.0
5939044 42.5 1.7 2455.0
5939045 32.5 1.3 2430.0
5939801 0.0 0.0 45.0
5939803 0.0 0.0 50.0
5939804 0.0 0.0 70.0
5939805 5.0 2.9 175.0
5939808 0.0 0.0 75.0
5939811 5.0 4.0 125.0
5941005 22.5 1.2 1885.0
5941009 135.0 1.3 10370.0
5941010 40.0 1.4 2930.0
5941012 45.0 1.1 4060.0
5941013 95.0 1.0 9725.0
5941014 55.0 1.2 4550.0
5941015 30.0 0.6 5155.0
5941016 20.0 1.1 1780.0
5941017 52.5 1.2 4205.0
5941019 50.0 0.8 6265.0
5941021 27.5 0.7 3840.0
5941025 0.0 0.0 220.0
5941026 17.5 1.4 1225.0
5941027 20.0 1.4 1440.0
5941039 0.0 0.0 640.0
5941041 2.5 0.6 400.0
5941801 0.0 0.0 330.0
5941802 0.0 0.0 230.0
5941805 0.0 0.0 90.0
5941806 0.0 0.0 80.0
5941808 0.0 0.0 95.0
5941809 0.0 0.0 100.0
5941810 0.0 0.0 60.0
5941812 0.0 0.0 195.0
5941821 0.0 0.0 340.0
5941837 0.0 0.0 90.0
5941839 0.0 0.0 195.0
5941840 0.0 0.0 130.0
5941841 0.0 0.0 185.0
5941850 0.0 0.0 105.0
5941880 0.0 0.0 155.0
5943008 5.0 1.0 490.0
5943012 27.5 1.2 2340.0
5943017 5.0 0.8 665.0
5943023 52.5 1.3 4110.0
5943027 0.0 0.0 65.0
5943031 10.0 1.3 750.0
5943033 0.0 0.0 230.0
5943037 5.0 0.6 885.0
5943806 0.0 0.0 435.0
5943813 0.0 0.0 75.0
5943815 0.0 0.0 225.0
5943816 0.0 0.0 220.0
5943837 0.0 0.0 450.0
5945006 5.0 2.4 205.0
5945010 15.0 2.3 655.0
5945012 5.0 1.3 400.0
5945014 5.0 3.4 145.0
5945801 5.0 0.5 1020.0
5945802 5.0 0.6 805.0
5947007 10.0 2.2 465.0
5947012 77.5 0.6 12120.0
5947016 0.0 0.0 40.0
5947021 0.0 0.0 70.0
5947023 12.5 1.6 790.0
5947026 20.0 2.4 845.0
5947027 7.5 1.4 540.0
5947030 5.0 1.8 280.0
5947032 10.0 2.9 340.0
5947803 5.0 0.9 555.0
5947804 0.0 0.0 835.0
5947806 0.0 0.0 50.0
5947807 0.0 0.0 355.0
5947809 0.0 0.0 645.0
5947810 0.0 0.0 85.0
5949005 315.0 3.9 8070.0
5949011 205.0 1.8 11435.0
5949013 90.0 3.2 2835.0
5949018 85.0 2.1 3990.0
5949022 5.0 1.7 295.0
5949024 5.0 0.9 580.0
5949028 27.5 1.9 1455.0
5949032 10.0 2.5 400.0
5949035 0.0 0.0 1880.0
5949038 5.0 1.4 360.0
5949041 5.0 5.0 100.0
5949802 0.0 0.0 290.0
5949803 5.0 1.0 525.0
5949804 0.0 0.0 335.0
5949807 0.0 0.0 90.0
5949810 0.0 0.0 85.0
5949811 0.0 0.0 195.0
5949812 0.0 0.0 630.0
5949813 0.0 0.0 600.0
5949814 0.0 0.0 430.0
5949815 0.0 0.0 435.0
5949816 0.0 0.0 430.0
5949817 0.0 0.0 310.0
5949818 0.0 0.0 235.0
5949819 0.0 0.0 110.0
5949820 0.0 0.0 130.0
5949832 0.0 0.0 295.0
5949843 0.0 0.0 145.0
5949844 0.0 0.0 270.0
5949845 0.0 0.0 50.0
5949847 0.0 0.0 50.0
5951007 40.0 0.9 4365.0
5951009 10.0 1.0 990.0
5951013 15.0 0.9 1595.0
5951015 15.0 1.1 1415.0
5951017 17.5 1.2 1475.0
5951019 42.5 1.2 3660.0
5951022 7.5 0.4 1720.0
5951028 10.0 0.5 1940.0
5951031 12.5 0.8 1595.0
5951032 5.0 1.6 305.0
5951034 25.0 0.8 2990.0
5951038 20.0 1.5 1330.0
5951043 62.5 1.2 5315.0
5951051 92.5 1.8 5260.0
5951053 5.0 0.6 905.0
5951801 0.0 0.0 90.0
5951802 0.0 0.0 190.0
5951803 0.0 0.0 550.0
5951805 0.0 0.0 185.0
5951807 0.0 0.0 205.0
5951809 0.0 0.0 310.0
5951810 0.0 0.0 400.0
5951815 0.0 0.0 50.0
5951818 0.0 0.0 85.0
5951827 0.0 0.0 245.0
5951828 0.0 0.0 85.0
5951829 0.0 0.0 115.0
5951848 0.0 0.0 190.0
5953007 10.0 1.0 1020.0
5953012 0.0 0.0 610.0
5953019 27.5 1.7 1585.0
5953023 835.0 1.1 73035.0
5953033 75.0 2.0 3705.0
5953038 35.0 1.0 3465.0
5953042 45.0 1.3 3520.0
5953044 45.0 1.1 4280.0
5953046 5.0 1.0 520.0
5953048 22.5 1.8 1250.0
5953050 5.0 1.5 335.0
5953801 0.0 0.0 105.0
5953802 0.0 0.0 90.0
5955003 45.0 2.3 1990.0
5955005 5.0 0.6 790.0
5955010 30.0 1.2 2485.0
5955014 120.0 1.0 12025.0
5955021 42.5 0.7 5920.0
5955023 32.5 1.1 2950.0
5955025 10.0 1.0 1015.0
5955030 10.0 0.7 1470.0
5955034 217.5 1.1 19965.0
5955040 15.0 0.3 5625.0
5955042 62.5 0.9 6765.0
5955801 0.0 0.0 380.0
5955802 0.0 0.0 140.0
5955803 0.0 0.0 195.0
5955804 0.0 0.0 120.0
5955807 0.0 0.0 335.0
5955808 0.0 0.0 175.0
5955812 0.0 0.0 235.0
5957022 5.0 1.0 480.0
5957803 0.0 0.0 115.0
5957813 0.0 0.0 85.0
5957814 0.0 0.0 40.0
5959007 47.5 1.0 4825.0
5959806 0.0 0.0 450.0
5959810 0.0 0.0 105.0
5901802 0.0 0.0 0.0
5901805 0.0 0.0 0.0
5907801 0.0 0.0 0.0
5907806 0.0 0.0 0.0
5907808 0.0 0.0 0.0
5909805 0.0 0.0 0.0
5909808 0.0 0.0 0.0
5909809 0.0 0.0 0.0
5909810 0.0 0.0 0.0
5909814 0.0 0.0 0.0
5909815 0.0 0.0 0.0
5909816 0.0 0.0 0.0
5909817 0.0 0.0 0.0
5909818 0.0 0.0 0.0
5909825 0.0 0.0 0.0
5909833 0.0 0.0 0.0
5909834 0.0 0.0 0.0
5909835 0.0 0.0 0.0
5909836 0.0 0.0 0.0
5909838 0.0 0.0 0.0
5909843 0.0 0.0 0.0
5909844 0.0 0.0 0.0
5909847 0.0 0.0 0.0
5909848 0.0 0.0 0.0
5909849 0.0 0.0 0.0
5909850 0.0 0.0 0.0
5909852 0.0 0.0 0.0
5909876 0.0 0.0 0.0
5909883 0.0 0.0 0.0
5915804 0.0 0.0 0.0
5915809 0.0 0.0 0.0
5915810 0.0 0.0 0.0
5915835 0.0 0.0 0.0
5915840 0.0 0.0 0.0
5917805 0.0 0.0 0.0
5917811 0.0 0.0 0.0
5919802 0.0 0.0 0.0
5919808 0.0 0.0 0.0
5919811 0.0 0.0 0.0
5919812 0.0 0.0 0.0
5919817 0.0 0.0 0.0
5919818 0.0 0.0 0.0
5919820 0.0 0.0 0.0
5919821 0.0 0.0 0.0
5923802 0.0 0.0 0.0
5923804 0.0 0.0 0.0
5923805 0.0 0.0 0.0
5923806 0.0 0.0 0.0
5923809 0.0 0.0 0.0
5923810 0.0 0.0 0.0
5923814 0.0 0.0 0.0
5923822 0.0 0.0 0.0
5923825 0.0 0.0 0.0
5924803 0.0 0.0 0.0
5924805 0.0 0.0 0.0
5924813 0.0 0.0 0.0
5924814 0.0 0.0 0.0
5924818 0.0 0.0 0.0
5924833 0.0 0.0 0.0
5926802 0.0 0.0 0.0
5927020 0.0 0.0 0.0
5927806 0.0 0.0 0.0
5929801 0.0 0.0 0.0
5931802 0.0 0.0 0.0
5931809 0.0 0.0 0.0
5931817 0.0 0.0 0.0
5931818 0.0 0.0 0.0
5931819 0.0 0.0 0.0
5931820 0.0 0.0 0.0
5931822 0.0 0.0 0.0
5931823 0.0 0.0 0.0
5931824 0.0 0.0 0.0
5931826 0.0 0.0 0.0
5931827 0.0 0.0 0.0
5931832 0.0 0.0 0.0
5931833 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933803 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933809 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933810 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933811 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933813 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933819 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933821 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933823 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933824 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933825 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933828 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933829 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933831 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933836 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933837 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933839 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933840 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933841 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933842 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933845 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933846 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933848 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933850 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933852 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933854 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933855 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933857 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933858 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933861 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933865 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933866 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933868 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933870 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933874 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933875 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933876 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933878 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933879 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933881 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933886 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933888 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933889 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933895 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933896 0.0 0.0 0.0
5933897 0.0 0.0 0.0
5937805 0.0 0.0 0.0
5939802 0.0 0.0 0.0
5939806 0.0 0.0 0.0
5939807 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941803 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941804 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941807 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941811 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941813 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941817 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941818 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941827 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941828 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941829 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941831 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941833 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941834 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941835 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941838 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941844 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941845 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941848 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941849 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941851 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941852 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941854 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941855 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941856 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941858 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941859 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941860 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941861 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941862 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941863 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941864 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941866 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941868 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941871 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941872 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941873 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941876 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941879 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941881 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941882 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941883 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941884 0.0 0.0 0.0
5941885 0.0 0.0 0.0
5943804 0.0 0.0 0.0
5943807 0.0 0.0 0.0
5943808 0.0 0.0 0.0
5943809 0.0 0.0 0.0
5943817 0.0 0.0 0.0
5943835 0.0 0.0 0.0
5943836 0.0 0.0 0.0
5945803 0.0 0.0 0.0
5949020 0.0 0.0 0.0
5949039 0.0 0.0 0.0
5949805 0.0 0.0 0.0
5949846 0.0 0.0 0.0
5951804 0.0 0.0 0.0
5951806 0.0 0.0 0.0
5951811 0.0 0.0 0.0
5951813 0.0 0.0 0.0
5951814 0.0 0.0 0.0
5951819 0.0 0.0 0.0
5951820 0.0 0.0 0.0
5951821 0.0 0.0 0.0
5951822 0.0 0.0 0.0
5951823 0.0 0.0 0.0
5951824 0.0 0.0 0.0
5951825 0.0 0.0 0.0
5951826 0.0 0.0 0.0
5951830 0.0 0.0 0.0
5951833 0.0 0.0 0.0
5951840 0.0 0.0 0.0
5951844 0.0 0.0 0.0
5951845 0.0 0.0 0.0
5951846 0.0 0.0 0.0
5951847 0.0 0.0 0.0
5951849 0.0 0.0 0.0
5957802 0.0 0.0 0.0
5957804 0.0 0.0 0.0
5959805 0.0 0.0 0.0
5959809 0.0 0.0 0.0

Table 1
Selected French language indicators, British Columbia, 2001 to 2016
Table summary
This table displays the results of Selected French language indicators 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016 and 2001 to 2016
growth, calculated using number and percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).
2001 2006 2011 2016 2001 to 2016
growth
number percent number percent number percent number percent percent
Total populationTable 1 Note 1 3,868,870 100.0 4,074,380 100.0 4,356,205 100.0 4,598,415 100.0 18.9
French as first official language spokenTable 1 Note 2 59,370 1.5 61,740 1.5 62,190 1.4 64,320 1.4 8.3
Knowledge of FrenchTable 1 Note 3 271,175 7.0 297,710 7.3 298,695 6.9 316,730 6.9 16.8
Knowledge of French only 1,810 0.0 2,070 0.1 2,050 0.0 1,805 0.0 -0.3
Knowledge of English and French 269,365 7.0 295,640 7.3 296,645 6.8 314,925 6.8 16.9
French as mother tongueTable 1 Note 3 63,630 1.6 63,295 1.6 70,755 1.6 71,705 1.6 12.7
French spoken at homeTable 1 Note 4 53,615 1.4 57,100 1.4 69,530 1.6 72,750 1.6 35.7
French spoken most often at homeTable 1 Note 5 19,510 0.5 19,990 0.5 24,445 0.6 26,670 0.6 36.7
Only French spoken at homeTable 1 Note 6 6,120 0.2 6,825 0.2 7,135 0.2 6,455 0.1 5.5
Mostly French spoken at homeTable 1 Note 7 8,365 0.2 8,505 0.2 9,550 0.2 10,340 0.2 23.6
French spoken equally often with
another language at homeTable 1 Note 8
5,025 0.1 4,660 0.1 7,760 0.2 9,875 0.2 96.5
French spoken regularly at home
(in addition to the main language)
34,105 0.9 37,110 0.9 45,085 1.0 46,080 1.0 35.1

Chart 1 French spoken at home, British Columbia, 2001 to 2016

Data table for Chart 1 
Data table for Chart 1
Table summary
This table displays the results of Data table for Chart 1 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2016, calculated using number units of measure (appearing as column headers).
2001 2006 2011 2016
number
Only French 6,120 6,825 7,135 6,455
Mostly French 8,365 8,505 9,550 10,340
French spoken equally often with
another language
5,025 4,660 7,760 9,875
French spoken secondarily
(in addition to the main language)
34,105 37,110 45,085 46,080

Table 2
French used at work, British Columbia, 2001 to 2016
Table summary
This table displays the results of French used at work 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016 and 2001 to 2016
growth, calculated using number and percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).
2001 2006 2011 2016 2001 to 2016
growth
number percent number percent number percent number percent percent
Working populationTable 2 Note 1 2,209,795 100.0 2,419,210 100.0 2,529,750 100.0 2,670,700 100.0 20.9
French used at workTable 2 Note 2 30,710 1.4 35,615 1.5 32,740 1.3 35,465 1.3 15.5
French used most often at workTable 2 Note 3 7,340 0.3 8,990 0.4 8,875 0.4 10,865 0.4 48.0
Only French used at workTable 2 Note 4 1,435 0.1 1,655 0.1 1,685 0.1 1,805 0.1 25.8
Mostly French used at workTable 2 Note 5 3,150 0.1 3,875 0.2 3,715 0.1 4,330 0.2 37.5
French used equally often with
another language at workTable 2 Note 6
2,755 0.1 3,460 0.1 3,475 0.1 4,730 0.2 71.7
French used regularly at work
(in addition to the main language)
23,370 1.1 26,625 1.1 23,865 0.9 24,600 0.9 5.3

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