Note: This was a bilingual chat session, which means that the participants were able to submit their questions in English or French. Statistics Canada respects the Official Languages Act and is committed to ensuring that information products of equal quality are available in both English and French. For that reason, all the questions and answers have been translated in the other official language.
Moderator at 12:34:26
Can you please clarify which topic you are referring to?
Laurent Martel at 12:39:30
Thank you for your question. You will likely be able to find the information you need in the following highlight table: Marital status and opposite- and same-sex status by sex. In addition to the table, you have dropdown menus allowing you to select different options, for example, the presence of children.
Stacey Hallman at 12:42:13
The data that we have published on young adults are available in our highlight tables.
The highlight tables are not available in Beyond 20/20 format. However, you can download this table as a CSV or TAB file: Family characteristics of young adults in private households.
Laurent Martel at 12:43:58
Thank you for your question.
The table Marital status and opposite- and same-sex status by sex enables users to compare provinces and territories in terms of couples who are married or living common-law.
The proportion of common-law unions is much higher in Nunavut and Quebec than in the other provinces and territories.
France-Pascale Ménard at 12:44:13
Thank you for your question. The first data table on census family structure here (Data tables, 2016 Census) provides a count of children by age combinations of children. The third data table on family characteristics of children also provides age of children up to age 14. The data is available for 2011 and 2016.
Émilie Lavoie at 12:47:47
Hello, ahatz. Thank you for your question.
We do have available data on the knowledge of official languages. For example, it can be found in the second Highlight Table here (Language Highlight Tables, 2016 Census). The data on knowledge of non-official languages will be available on October 25.
Moderator at 12:47:51
Leanne Petrin, thank you for your question. Unfortunately, this question is not relevant to the topic of this chat. Please find the link to our previous release on type of dwelling.
France-Pascale Ménard at 12:50:20
Hi Barbara McMillan,
Thank you for your question. The second data table on family characteristics of adults here (Data tables, 2016 Census) provides a breakdown by age of people aged 15 and over, including those living alone (see last category).
Jean-Pierre Corbeil at 12:54:22
Thank you for your question,
You are right to mention that the language composition of Toronto has changed and is changing. For instance, in 2011, the top languages in the Toronto CMA were Italian, Cantonese, Punjabi, Chinese n.o.s. (simple mention of Chinese) and Tagalog. In 2016, the top languages were Cantonese, Mandarin, Punjabi, Italian and Tagalog. The growth rate of Tagalog was 15.4% while the growth rate for Urdu was 20%. Please refer to this link (Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census - Toronto) for more information on the Toronto CMA.
Jean-François Lepage at 12:59:29
Hello Genevieve Brouyaux,
The number of people with knowledge of English and French who have French as their mother tongue (single response only) is 3,309,205 in Canada. There is also 1,786,525 people with English as their mother tongue and 855,870 people with another mother tongue who have knowledge of English and French. Find all the details in this table (Mother Tongue, First Official Language Spoken, Knowledge of Official Languages, Age and Sex). Thanks!
Jean-Pierre Corbeil at 13:00:41
On January 25, 2017, Statistics Canada released one report on diversity and immigration in Canada and one on language projections for Canada and its regions. Unfortunately, we have not released any projections for specific languages other than English or French. We had to group all languages other than English or French together given their size and the complexity of projecting each language separately. Please have a look at the following link (Population Projections for Canada and its Regions, 2011 to 2036) or this link (Language Projections for Canada, 2011 to 2036) for an indication of the importance of non-official languages in the Toronto CMA over the next 20 years.
France-Pascale Ménard at 13:00:45
You are right: the highlight table you are looking at counts individuals not couples. The table is at the individual level in order to include the sex of the individual. However, you can divide the counts by 2 in order to obtain the number of couples (which is also the same number as for couple census families).
Another option is to look at the Census profile. The Census profile has only 2016 data. The profile for 2011 is still available, under the 2011 Census program, if you need it.
I hope this helps.
Émilie Lavoie at 13:01:36
Thank you, Jess Hannah, for your question.
The Focus on Geography Series is the best way for you to find language information for your region. You can find information on Vancouver here (Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census - Vancouver).
Laurent Martel at 13:06:04
Thank you for your question. The answer is yes. Many tables in the upcoming releases will include details by household or family type.
Émilie Lavoie at 13:06:32
It will be my pleasure to help you with the interpretation of this table after this chat session. We will contact you via email shortly.
Jean-François Lepage at 13:10:23
There's a lot of reasons. Sometimes the concept doesn't exist for the previous census data. Sometimes there's not enough room on a table to include this additional data. Most often, it's simply because the information is already available on the website in the section on previous censuses.
Jean-François Lepage at 13:15:56
There is this table (Mother Tongue, Knowledge of Official Languages and Sex), which includes language data at the DA level.
Jean-François Lepage at 13:20:14
Thank you for your comment. We appreciate your interest in our data.
Laurent Martel at 13:20:35
Thanks for the follow-up question.
In this release, more focus was given to family characteristics of children, e.g., those living as part of lone-parent families or stepfamilies.
Data distinguishing between children living with parents who are part of a common-law or married couple can be provided on request. Don't hesitate to contact Statistics Canada to get these data.
France-Pascale Ménard at 13:23:27
Hi, the response rates for Canada and by province and territory are available in the Guide to the Census of Population. Here is the link to the page that has the table of response rates.
At 98.4% for Canada in 2016, the overall collection response rate for 2016 was better than for 2011, thanks in large part to excellent participation by Canadians in the 2016 Census. The responses to the census by Internet also help to increase the quality of responses to all questions.
There is a discussion of sampling error and non-sampling error in the guide in Chapter 10. Non-sampling error cannot be directly measured, and sampling error can only be estimated.
I hope this helps.
Moderator at 13:26:51
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Émilie Lavoie at 13:26:56
We don't have data tables at the DA level for home languages at the moment. You can always do a custom data request through the Census Help Desk.
Jean-Pierre Corbeil at 13:28:30
I think this is a very interesting suggestion! We will certainly consider this request once all 2016 Census data are released. It could take the form of fact sheets on the most reported languages in Canada's large metropolitan areas. In the meantime, I encourage you to have a look at our 2016 profile and 2011 profile for statistics on languages in the CMA of your choice.
Thank you very much for your suggestion!
Moderator at 13:43:18
You're welcome! We will take your suggestion into consideration.