Languages

Calgarians have identified close to 140 languages that are spoken as their mother tongue. View statistics on the highest percentage mother tongue languages in Calgary. 

Calgary Census Metropolitan Area, 2011

    Distribution (%)
Total population 1,205,170 100.00
English only 1,088,785 90.3
French only 1,040 0.1
Both English and French 89,345 7.4
Neither English nor French 26,000 2.2

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census

Calgary Census Metropolitan Area, 2011

    Distribution (%)
Total population 1,205,175 100.0
 Single responses 1,178,380 97.8
 English 855,015 70.9
 French 18,600 1.5
Non-official languages 304,760 25.3
 Punjabi (Punujabi) 29,025 2.4
 Chinese, n.o.s. 26,965 2.2
 Tagalog (Pilipino; Filipino) 26,555 2.2
 Spanish 22,595 1.9
 Cantonese 20,175 1.7
 Arabic 13,565 1.1
 German 13,195 1.1
 Urdu 12,525 1.0
 Vietnamese 12,505 1.0
 Mandarin 11,380 0.9
 Polish 7,860 0.7
 Korean 7,650 0.6
 Russian 7,610 0.6
 Persian (Farsi) 6,490 0.5
 Italian 5,585 0.5
 Hindi 5,185 0.4
 Dutch 4,375 0.4
 Gujarati 4,045 0.3
 Romanian 3,830 0.3
 Other non-official languages 3,835 0.3
Multiple responses 26,795 2.2
 English and French 2,975 0.2
 English and non-official language 22,225 1.8
 French and non-official language 1,045 0.1
 English, French and non-official language 545 0.0

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census

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