Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Knowledge of official languages
'Knowledge of official languages' refers to whether the person can conduct a conversation in English only, French only, in both or in neither language. For a child who has not yet learned to speak, this includes languages that the child is learning to speak at home.
Knowledge of Official Languages
2016 and 2011 (100% data); 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986 and 1981 (20% sample).
Direct variable: Question 7
English only; French only; Both English and French; Neither English nor French
For more information on language variables, including information on their classifications, the questions from which they are derived, data quality and their comparability with other sources of data, please refer to the Languages Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016.