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Nearly 6.6 million persons reported speaking a language other than English or French at home

In Canada, 4.7 million persons (14.2% of the population) reported speaking a language other than English or French most often at home and 1.9 million persons (5.8%) reported speaking such a language on a regular basis as a second language (in addition to their main home language, English or French). In all, 20.0% of Canada's population reported speaking a language other than English or French at home.

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One-fifth of the population aged 15 and over live outside of census families

In 2011, 5,587,165 people aged 15 years and over did not live in census families, representing about one-fifth (20.5%) of this age group, up slightly from a decade earlier (18.8% in 2001). The largest category of these living arrangements was living alone, which accounted for 13.5% of the population aged 15 and over, up from 12.5% in 2001.

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Number of persons who reported speaking more than one language at home on the rise in Canada

In 2011, 17.5% of the population, or 5.8 million persons, reported speaking at least two languages at home in Canada.6 In 2006, just under 4.5 million (14.2%) did so.

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Bulkley-Nechako A, British Columbia

2011 Census Profile (selected characteristics) - Bulkley-Nechako A, British Columbia
Place type Regional district electoral area
Population in 2011 5,391
Population in 2006 5,290
Percent change, 2006 to 2011 +1.9
Median age 42.3
Percent aged 15 and over 81.3
Population density (sq. km) 1.5
Land area (sq. km) 3,677.86
Number of private households 2,020
Avg. number of persons in private households 2.7

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