Table 3.4.2
Population by mother tongue, language spoken most often at home and linguistic continuity index, Ontario, 1971 and 2006



Linguistic characteristics
1971 20061
French English Other French English Other
number
Language spoken most often at home1 352,465 6,558,060 792,580 304,725 9,789,940 1,934,235
Mother tongue1 482,350 5,967,725 1,253,035 510,240 8,313,880 3,204,770
Linguistic continuity index 0.73 1.10 0.63 0.60 1.18 0.60
1. after equal redistribution of multiple responses in 2006.
Source(s): Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 1971 and 2006.