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Proportion of Population by Language Spoken Most Often at Home, Alberta Economic Regions

Description

This Alberta Official Statistic describes the proportion of population based on language spoken most often at home in each economic region as reported in the 2011 population census. Alberta is divided into eight economic regions as follows: Lethbridge – Medicine -Hat; Camrose-Drumheller; Calgary; Banff – Jasper – Rocky Mountain House; Red Deer; Edmonton; Athabasca – Grande Prairie – Peace River; and Wood Buffalo – Cold Lake.

Updated

July 9, 2015

Tags
AOS Alberta Official Statistics Home Language

Title and Dataset Information

Date Modified

2015-07-09

Update Frequency

Every 5 years

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Treasury Board and Finance

Subject Information

Start Date

2006-06-10

End Date

2011-06-10

Spatial Coverage

Economic Regions (ER)

Resource Dates

Date Created

2015-05-13

Date Added to catalogue

2015-05-13T19:26:22.610122

Date Issued

2013-05-28

Date Modified

2015-07-09

Audience information

Identifiers

Usage / Licence

Usage Considerations

Home Language refers to the language spoken most often or on a regular basis at home by the individual on May 10, 2011.

The following questions were asked of the total population, excluding institutional residents, to determine their language spoken most often at home:

What language does this person speak most often at home? Does this person speak any other languages on a regular basis at home? Remarks This question was changed after the 1996 Census. Until that census, the question asked individuals for the language spoken most often at home, which now represents part (a) of the question that has been asked since 2001. Part (b) on other languages spoken on a regular basis at home has been added since 2001. This was done in order to reflect a more complete picture of the linguistic situation of Canadian households.

The categories 'Only' and 'Mostly' were derived to obtain the frequency of language spoken at home from the single responses reported in part (a) of the question on home language. The category 'Equally' was derived to obtain the frequency of language spoken at home from the multiple responses reported in part (a) of the question on home language. Finally, the category 'Regularly' was created from the responses reported in the second part of the question pertaining to home language, asked for the first time in 2001.

Statistics Canada defines an Economic Region (ER) as a grouping of complete census divisions (CDs) (with one exception in Ontario) created as a standard geographic unit for analysis of regional economic activity. Within the province of Quebec, economic regions (régions administratives) are designated by law. In all other provinces and territories, economic regions are created by agreement between Statistics Canada and the province/territory concerned.

Contact

Contact Name

Office of Statistics and Information

Contact Email

osi.support@gov.ab.ca

Contact Other

(780) 427-2071