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Language spoken at home, Canada

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This variable describes the language most often spoken by the respondent at home in Canada.

Comparability — General

The census questions are comparable, but the identified categories differ significantly between samples. In 2011, the data only identify whether the person spoke English, French, or other language at home.


  • Canada 1971: All persons
  • Canada 1981: All persons, excluding inmates
  • Canada 1991: All persons
  • Canada 2011: All persons


  • Canada: 1971, 1981, 1991, 2011