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2011 Census: Languages

In May 2011, 90% of Peel residents had knowledge of English, up from 89.5% in 2006. In 2011, 89.5%, 90.4%, and 92.6% of Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon residents had knowledge of English, compared to 88.8%, 90.1%, and 92.2% in 2006, respectively. In the GTA, 88.2% of residents had knowledge of English, up from 87.8% in 2006.

In Peel, 3.9% of residents had no knowledge of an official language, up from 3.7% in 2006. In 2011, 3.5%, 4.6%, and 1.0% of Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon residents had no knowledge of an official language, compared to 3.6%, 4.3%, and 0.8% in 2006, respectively. In the GTA, 4% of residents had no knowledge of an official language, up slightly from 3.9% in 2006. In Peel, English was the language most often spoken at home by 63.9% of residents, down from 67.8% in 2006. English was spoken at home by 90.8% of Caledon residents, compared to 62.8% and 62.3% of Mississauga and Brampton residents, respectively. In the GTA, 69.0% of residents spoke English most often at home, down from 70.9% in 2006.

Of non-official languages spoken in Peel, Punjabi was the language most often spoken at home (7.4% of single responses), while in Mississauga it was Urdu (3.4% of single responses), in Brampton it was Punjabi (14.9% of single responses) and in Caledon it was Italian (2.0% of single responses). Of non-official languages spoken in the GTA, Cantonese was the language most often spoken at home (2.5% of single responses).

KNOWLEDGE OF OFFICIAL LANGUAGES

GREATER TORONTO AREA MARITAL STATUS (POPULATION 15+)

TOP 10 NON-OFFICIAL HOME LANGUAGES (SINGLE RESPONSES)

GREATER TORONTO AREA CENSUS FAMILIES

LANGUAGES SPOKEN MOST OFTEN AT HOME

COUPLES WITH CHILDREN

CHILDREN LIVING AT HOME