Languages spoken per census subdivision

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Published by the Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology - International Marketing
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This dataset contains for each Statistics Canada 2011 Census Subdivision, the total count of selected languages spoken most often at home, taken from the universe of total population (see Caveats) excluding institutional residents.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information

Purpose

Application-specific for the Trade and Invest British Columbia website (https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/).

Lineage Statement

Data source: Statistics Canada, Census and National Household Survey, 2011

Contact Information

NameRobert Dubicki (custodian)
Emailrobert.dubicki@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Jobs, Trade and Technology
Sub-OrganizationInternational Marketing

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2016-06-17
Record Last Modified 2019-05-04
Resource Status completed

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_HUMAN_CULTURAL_ECONOMIC.ECON_LANGUAGES_SPOKEN

Short Name: LNG_SPKN
Comments: For Statistics Canada 2011 Census Subdivisions, total count of selected languages spoken most often at home, taken from the universe of total population (see Caveats) excluding institutional residents.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
CENSUS_YEAR CNSS_YR NUMBER 4 CENSUS_YEAR: is the census year to which the CENSUS_SUBDIVISION_ID pertains. e.g., 2006, 2011. This field combining with CENSUS_SUBDIVISION_ID is the primary key of ECON_LANGUAGES_TBL table.
CENSUS_SUBDIVISION_ID CNSS_SB_ID VARCHAR2 7 CENSUS_SUBDIVISION_ID: Foreign Key, linking to CENSUS_SUBDIVISION_ID in CEN_CENSUS_SUBDIVISIONS_SP, e.g., 5901022
QUALITY_QLFD_POPULATION_IND QLY_QL_POP VARCHAR2 1 QUALITY_QLFD_POPULATION_IND: an indicator of whether or not Statistics Canada has qualified the accuracy of any of the data on which the population values in the specific language fields in this record are based. Statistics Canada qualifies the accuracy of each field in the Population Census (http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/download-telecharger/comprehensive/comp-csv-tab-dwnld-tlchrgr.cfm?Lang=E) data. (See http://www.statcan.gc.ca/concepts/definitions/guide-symbol-signes-eng.htm for a list of qualifications). “Y” indicates that at least one field value in the source data has been qualified; “N” indicates that no field value has been qualified.
ARABIC ARABIC NUMBER 6 ARABIC: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking ARABIC language most often at home. e.g., 5
CANTONESE CANTONESE NUMBER 6 CANTONESE: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking CANTONESE language most often at home. e.g., 10
CROATIAN CROATIAN NUMBER 6 CROATIAN: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking CROATIAN language most often at home. e.g., 10
CZECH CZECH NUMBER 6 CZECH: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking CZECH language most often at home. e.g., 10
DUTCH DUTCH NUMBER 6 DUTCH: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking DUTCH language most often at home. e.g., 10
ENGLISH ENGLISH NUMBER 6 ENGLISH: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking ENGLISH language, or ENGLISH and one or more non-official languages, most often at home. e.g., 18610
ENGLISH_AND_FRENCH ENGLSH_NDH NUMBER 6 ENGLISH AND FRENCH: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking both ENGLISH and FRENCH languages, or ENGLISH, FRENCH and one or more non-official languages, most often at home. e.g., 18610
FINNISH FINNISH NUMBER 6 FINNISH: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking FINNISH language most often at home. e.g., 5
FRENCH FRENCH NUMBER 6 FRENCH: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking FRENCH language, or FRENCH and one or more non-official languages, most often at home. e.g., 18610
GERMAN GERMAN NUMBER 6 GERMAN: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking GERMAN language most often at home. e.g., 10
GREEK GREEK NUMBER 6 GREEK: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking GREEK language most often at home. e.g., 10
HINDI HINDI NUMBER 6 HINDI: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking HINDI language most often at home. e.g., 10
HUNGARIAN HUNGARIAN NUMBER 6 HUNGARIAN: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking HUNGARIAN language most often at home. e.g., 10
ILOCANO ILOCANO NUMBER 6 ILOCANO: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking ILOCANO language most often at home. e.g., 10
ITALIAN ITALIAN NUMBER 6 ITALIAN: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking ITALIAN language most often at home. e.g., 10
JAPANESE JAPANESE NUMBER 6 JAPANESE: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking JAPANESE language most often at home. e.g., 10
KOREAN KOREAN NUMBER 6 KOREAN: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking KOREAN language most often at home. e.g., 5
MALAY MALAY NUMBER 6 MALAY: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking MALAY language most often at home. e.g., 10
MANDARIN MANDARIN NUMBER 6 MANDARIN: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking MANDARIN language most often at home. e.g., 10
OTHER_LANGUAGES OTHR_LNGGS NUMBER 6 OTHER_LANGUAGES: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking other languages most often at home. e.g., 5
PANJABI PANJABI NUMBER 6 PANJABI: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking PANJABI language most often at home. e.g., 10
PERSIAN PERSIAN NUMBER 6 PERSIAN: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking PERSIAN language most often at home. e.g., 10
POLISH POLISH NUMBER 6 POLISH: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking POLISH language most often at home. e.g., 10
PORTUGUESE PORTUGUESE NUMBER 6 PORTUGUESE: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking PORTUGUESE language most often at home. e.g., 10
ROMANIAN ROMANIAN NUMBER 6 ROMANIAN: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking ROMANIAN language most often at home. e.g., 10
RUSSIAN RUSSIAN NUMBER 6 RUSSIAN: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking RUSSIAN language most often at home. e.g., 10
SERBIAN SERBIAN NUMBER 6 SERBIAN: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking SERBIAN language most often at home. e.g., 10
SPANISH SPANISH NUMBER 6 SPANISH: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking SPANISH language most often at home. e.g., 10
TAGALOG TAGALOG NUMBER 6 TAGALOG: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking TAGALOG language most often at home. e.g., 10
TAMIL TAMIL NUMBER 6 TAMIL: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking TAMIL language most often at home. e.g., 10
UKRAINIAN UKRAINIAN NUMBER 6 UKRAINIAN: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking UKRAINIAN language most often at home. e.g., 10
VIETNAMESE VIETNAMESE NUMBER 6 VIETNAMESE: Count of total population (excluding institutional residents) speaking VIETNAMESE language most often at home. e.g., 10