Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Language used most often at work

Release date: May 3, 2017 Updated on: November 29, 2017


'Language used most often at work' refers to the language the person uses most often at work. A person can report more than one language as "used most often at work" if the languages are used equally often.

Statistical unit(s)



Language(s) of Person 2016
Collapsed - Language(s) of Person 2016

Reported in

2016 (25% sample); 2011Note 1 (30% sample); 2006 and 2001 (20% sample).

Reported for

Population aged 15 years and over, in private households, who worked since January 1, 2015.

Question number(s)

Direct variable: Question 45 a)


See Figures 3.3, 3.3A, 3.3B, 3.3C and 3.3D.


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.


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