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

Linguistic characteristics 1971 2006
English French Other English French Other
number
Language spoken most often at home 887,874 4,870,102 269,788 787,895 6,085,150 562,860
Mother tongue 788,835 4,866,405 372,525 607,165 5,916,840 911,900
Linguistic continuity index 1.13 1.00 0.72 1.30 1.03 0.62
Note(s): After equal redistribution of multiple responses in 2006.
Source(s): Statistics Canada, 1971 and 2006 Censuses of Population.