Household Languages

 

The following table and accompanying figure present the home languages (languages spoken most often at home) of Grey and Bruce counties. The proportion of people in Grey Bruce whose home language is not an official language is much lower than Ontario. Exceptions include Southgate (at 13.9%), and Huron-Kinloss (at 10.9%). The most common non-official home languages in Bruce County are German (1.9%), Dutch, (0.2%), and Urdu (0.1%). The most common non-official home languages in Grey County are German (2.2%), Dutch, (0.2%), and Korean (0.08%).

 

Table: Home Language, Grey Bruce 2016 (%)

Geography

English

French

Non-official languages

Ontario

82.5

2.2

15.3

Bruce

96.6

0.2

3.2

Arran-Elderslie

95.0

0.0

5.0

Brockton

98.8

0.1

1.2

Huron-Kinloss

88.9

0.1

10.9

Kincardine

96.4

0.3

3.3

Northern Bruce Peninsula

98.7

0.1

1.2

Saugeen Shores

97.7

0.3

1.9

South Bruce

97.5

0.1

2.5

South Bruce Peninsula

98.8

0.1

1.0

Grey

96.5

0.2

3.3

The Blue Mountains

98.6

0.1

1.3

Chatsworth

93.6

0.1

6.4

Georgian Bluffs

99.3

0.1

0.5

Grey Highlands

92.3

0.3

7.3

Hanover

98.6

0.1

1.2

Meaford

98.6

0.4

1.0

Owen Sound

98.4

0.3

1.4

Southgate

86.0

0.2

13.9

West Grey

97.8

0.2

2.0

 

Figure: Home Language, Grey Bruce Municipalities 2016

Home Language Graphic

 

Read the full report here: Census Release III Languages

 

 

Source: 2017. Various Geographies. Census Profile - Age, Sex, Type of Dwelling, Families, Households, Marital Status and Language for Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions. 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-401-X2016052. Ottawa. Released Aug 2, 2017. http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=98-401-X2016052&objType=46&lang=en&limit=0 (accessed Aug 2 2017).

Notes:

1. Data from Neyaashiinigmiing and Saugeen First Nations are not presented due to high non-response rates (30.5% and 46.0% respectively).

2. Respondents can choose to report more than one home language, but less than 0.1% did so in Grey Bruce. These results are restricted to those who reported a single home language