Demographics of British Columbia - Languages

Languages

Language(s) first learned and still understood Total % Male Female
English Only 2,825,780 73.03% 1,403,230 1,422,545
French Only 54,405 1.41% 27,340 27,060
Both English and French 6,784 0.18% 3,360 3,452
Other Languages 981,910 25.38% 470,145 511,765
Source: Statistics Canada 2001 Census

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