Canada Census 2001:

g2703.DS, 08:50, December 10, 2002: Canada Census 2001--Ontario--Toronto

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INDEX: Social, Politics
New census data: Number of Toronto residents speaking neither official language has increased@

OTTAWA (CP)--The proportion of people speaking neither of Canada's official languages has increased in Toronto over the
last five years, according to information from the 2001 census released Tuesday by Statistics Canada.

The latest census figures show that English was the mother tongue of 53.81% of the 2,456,805 people in Toronto, down
from 56.69% in the 1996 census. The proportion of people who listed Canada's other official language, French, as their
mother tongue increased to 1.55% from 1.45% in 1996.

The newest census data shows that accross Canada, the proportion of people whose mother tongue is neither French nor
English continues to rise. The increase in what's known as the allophone population--those with a non-official language
as their mother tongue--is a reflection of the growing multicultural nature of the country. Statistics Canada defines
mother tongue as the first language learned by a child and still understood by that person when the census survey was
taken on May 15, 2001.

Locally, Chinese was the top non-official language named as a mother tongue--9.16% of Toronto residents, compared with
8.13% five years ago.

The rankings of other non-official languages in Toronto: Italian, 4.04% (4.83% in 1996); Portuguese, 2.75% (2.99% in
1996); Spanish, 2.33% (2.32% in 1996); and Tamil, 2.32% (1.98% in 1996).

Nationally, 59.7% of Canadians listed English as their mother tongue while 23.16% listed French. Among the allophone
population, the ten most prevalent mother-tongue languages were Chinese (2.88%), Italian (1.58%), German (1.48%),
Punjabi (0.92%), Spanish (0.83%), Portuguese (0.72%), Polish (0.70%), Arabic (0.67%), Tagalog (Pilipino) (0.59%),
Ukrainian (0.50%). The proportion of Canadians with Aboriginal languages as a mother tongue was 0.63%.

In Ontario, English was the mother tongue of 71.95% of residents and 4.73% listed French. The top ten allophone
languages: Chinese (3.58%), Italian (2.62%), German (1.38%), Portuguese (1.35%), Polish (1.23%), Spanish (1.05%), Punjabi
(0.98%), Arabic (0.84%), Tagalog (Pilipino) (0.79%), Tamil (0.68%). A total of 0.18% of people from Ontario had
Aboriginal languages as a mother tongue.

The census is conducted every five years by Statistics Canada and is based on information filled out by Canadians on
May 15, 2001. Besides data on language, the agency also released information Tuesday on the moving patterns of Canadians
over the last five years.

The newest census data follows information on overall peopulation growth, age and sex and family structure. Future
census information to be released over the coming months will give demographic breakdowns of a variety of other topics,
including immigration, labour force activity, education and religion.

Here is a local breakdown of mother tongue information for some communities in the Toronto area:

(Note: Some respondents listed more than one language as their mother tongue. Chinese includes all respondents who
listed Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka or other Chinese dialects. Some figures may not add up because Statistics Canada has
a policy of randomly rounding numbers up or down to the nearest five or ten for confidentiality reasons).


---Toronto--------------2001----------Percent(%)--------1996----------Percent(%)

English---------------1,321,975---------53.81---------1,340,065---------56.69
French-------------------38,100----------1.55------------34,295----------1.45
Chinese-----------------225,040----------9.16-----------192,235----------8.13
Italian------------------99,230----------4.04-----------114,095----------4.83
Portuguese---------------67,600----------2.75------------70,690----------2.99
Spanish------------------57,185----------2.33------------54,925----------2.32
Tamil--------------------57,030----------2.32------------46,875----------1.98
Other-------------------590,645---------24.04-----------510,695---------21.60


---Mississauga---
English-----------------346,590---------56.74-----------334,690---------61.70
French--------------------9,715----------1.59-------------8,945----------1.65
Polish-------------------29,550----------4.84------------22,555----------4.16
Chinese------------------29,000----------4.75------------24,100----------4.44
Punjabi------------------24,045----------3.94------------19,550----------3.60
Portuguese---------------18,485----------3.03------------17,270----------3.18
Italian------------------17,450----------2.86------------19,645----------3.62
Other-------------------135,980---------22.26------------95,695---------17.64

---Brampton---
English-----------------215,510---------66.44-----------192,715---------72.13
French--------------------4,975----------1.53-------------4,265----------1.60
Punjabi------------------33,745---------10.40------------15,780----------5.91
Portuguese---------------10,530----------3.25------------10,320----------3.86
Italian-------------------9,295----------2.87-------------8,955----------3.35
Spanish-------------------5,475----------1.69-------------3,080----------1.15
Chinese-------------------4,250----------1.31-------------3,490----------1.31
Other--------------------40,610---------12.52------------28,565---------10.69

---Caledon---
English------------------40,725---------80.87------------32,825---------82.70
French----------------------555----------1.10---------------350----------0.88
Italian-------------------4,250----------8.44-------------2,875----------7.24
German----------------------895----------1.78-------------1,045----------2.63
Portuguese------------------595----------1.18---------------325----------0.82
Polish----------------------540----------1.07---------------325----------0.82
Punjabi---------------------320----------0.64---------------170----------0.43
Other---------------------2,480----------4.92-------------1,775----------4.47

---Oakville---
English-----------------111,925---------77.90-----------100,630---------78.91
French--------------------3,110----------2.16-------------2,865----------2.25
Portuguese----------------3,385----------2.36-------------3,310----------2.60
Italian-------------------3,270----------2.28-------------3,290----------2.58
Polish--------------------2,550----------1.77-------------1,685----------1.32
German--------------------2,040----------1.42-------------1,915----------1.50
Chinese-------------------2,020----------1.41-------------2,110----------1.65
Other--------------------15,385---------10.71------------11,715----------9.19

---Burlington---
English-----------------127,805---------85.35-----------117,810---------86.60
French--------------------3,330----------2.22-------------3,025----------2.22
German--------------------1,855----------1.24-------------2,030----------1.49
Polish--------------------1,845----------1.23-------------1,795----------1.32
Italian-------------------1,780----------1.19-------------1,410----------1.04
Dutch---------------------1,515----------1.01-------------1,690----------1.24
Punjabi---------------------985----------0.66---------------750----------0.55
Other--------------------10,625----------7.10-------------7,525----------5.53

---Milton---
English------------------27,935---------90.10------------28,255---------89.32
French----------------------490----------1.58---------------380----------1.20
Italian---------------------625----------2.02---------------740----------2.34
German----------------------510----------1.64---------------545----------1.72
Dutch-----------------------310----------1.00---------------350----------1.11
Polish----------------------140----------0.45---------------140----------0.44
Portuguese------------------120----------0.39----------------75----------0.24
Other-----------------------875----------2.82-------------1,150----------3.64

---Halton Hills---
English------------------42,555---------88.68------------37,735---------89.32
French--------------------1,105----------2.30---------------860----------2.04
Dutch-----------------------690----------1.44---------------595----------1.41
German----------------------545----------1.14---------------635----------1.50
Portuguese------------------505----------1.05---------------365----------0.86
Italian---------------------380----------0.79---------------385----------0.91
Polish----------------------315----------0.66---------------145----------0.34
Other---------------------1,890----------3.94-------------1,525----------3.61

---Pickering---
English------------------72,720---------83.89------------67,445---------85.74
French--------------------1,225----------1.41-------------1,080----------1.37
Italian-------------------1,665----------1.92-------------1,205----------1.53
Tagalog (Pilipino)--------1,120----------1.29---------------500----------0.64
German--------------------1,000----------1.15-------------1,320----------1.68
Chinese---------------------870----------1.00-------------1,025----------1.30
Polish----------------------690----------0.80---------------380----------0.48
Other---------------------7,395----------8.53-------------5,710----------7.26

---Ajax---
English------------------62,865---------85.50------------55,270---------86.08
French--------------------1,260----------1.71-------------1,455----------2.27
Italian---------------------925----------1.26---------------880----------1.37
Tagalog (Pilipino)----------765----------1.04---------------390----------0.61
Chinese---------------------735----------1.00---------------855----------1.33
Arabic----------------------715----------0.97---------------470----------0.73
German----------------------705----------0.96---------------665----------1.04
Other---------------------5,555----------7.56-------------4,220----------6.57

---Whitby---
English------------------75,075---------86.77------------63,765---------87.10
French--------------------1,945----------2.25-------------1,200----------1.64
Italian-------------------1,320----------1.53-------------1,245----------1.70
German----------------------835----------0.97---------------915----------1.25
Dutch-----------------------830----------0.96---------------805----------1.10
Chinese---------------------795----------0.92---------------730----------1.00
Polish----------------------670----------0.77---------------580----------0.79
Other---------------------5,055----------5.84-------------3,965----------5.42

---Oshawa---
English-----------------120,080---------87.10-----------115,130---------86.36
French--------------------4,020----------2.92-------------3,985----------2.99
Polish--------------------2,600----------1.89-------------2,655----------1.99
Italian-------------------1,700----------1.23-------------1,980----------1.49
Ukrainian-----------------1,395----------1.01-------------1,595----------1.20
German--------------------1,265----------0.92-------------1,345----------1.01
Portuguese------------------810----------0.59---------------825----------0.62
Other---------------------5,990----------4.34-------------5,805----------4.35

---Vaughan---
English------------------93,135---------51.29------------70,340---------53.16
French--------------------2,065----------1.14-------------1,255----------0.95
Italian------------------41,150---------22.66------------32,735---------24.74
Russian-------------------7,185----------3.96-------------2,760----------2.09
Chinese-------------------5,380----------2.96-------------5,085----------3.84
Punjabi-------------------3,300----------1.82-------------1,395----------1.05
Spanish-------------------3,290----------1.81-------------1,610----------1.22
Other--------------------26,095---------14.37------------17,135---------12.95

---Markham---
English-----------------104,670---------50.34-----------100,365---------58.10
French--------------------2,240----------1.08-------------1,900----------1.10
Chinese------------------53,835---------25.89------------37,630---------21.78
Tamil---------------------5,000----------2.40---------------985----------0.57
Italian-------------------4,570----------2.20-------------4,890----------2.83
Punjabi-------------------3,405----------1.64-------------2,170----------1.26
Greek---------------------3,020----------1.45-------------2,195----------1.27
Other--------------------31,200---------15.00------------22,600---------13.08

---Richmond Hill---
English------------------67,115---------51.00------------59,790---------58.92
French--------------------1,645----------1.25-------------1,300----------1.28
Chinese------------------24,705---------18.77------------17,990---------17.73
Italian-------------------6,660----------5.06-------------6,945----------6.84
Russian-------------------4,895----------3.72---------------910----------0.90
Persian (Farsi)-----------4,565----------3.47-------------1,135----------1.12
Greek---------------------2,050----------1.56-------------1,355----------1.34
Other--------------------19,965---------15.17------------12,055---------11.88

---Whitchurch-Stouffville---
English------------------19,090---------87.43------------17,290---------88.12
French----------------------415----------1.90---------------195----------0.99
Italian---------------------480----------2.20---------------530----------2.70
German----------------------465----------2.13---------------465----------2.37
Chinese---------------------195----------0.89----------------80----------0.41
Greek-----------------------160----------0.73----------------90----------0.46
Hungarian-------------------120----------0.55----------------65----------0.33
Other-----------------------910----------4.17---------------905----------4.61

---Aurora---
English------------------33,905---------85.17------------30,125---------87.48
French----------------------875----------2.20---------------475----------1.38
Italian-------------------1,000----------2.51---------------915----------2.66
German----------------------535----------1.34---------------560----------1.63
Polish----------------------365----------0.92---------------215----------0.62
Spanish---------------------355----------0.89---------------160----------0.46
Russian---------------------325----------0.82----------------40----------0.12
Other---------------------2,450----------6.15-------------1,945----------5.65

---Newmarket---
English------------------55,180---------84.80------------48,465---------86.00
French--------------------1,215----------1.87-------------1,125----------2.00
Italian-------------------1,300----------2.00---------------955----------1.69
Chinese---------------------950----------1.46-------------1,070----------1.90
German----------------------860----------1.32---------------770----------1.37
Polish----------------------670----------1.03---------------295----------0.52
Spanish---------------------455----------0.70---------------295----------0.52
Other---------------------4,440----------6.82-------------3,380----------6.00

---King Township---
English------------------14,525---------78.53------------14,690---------80.74
French----------------------205----------1.11---------------270----------1.48
Italian-------------------1,770----------9.57-------------1,590----------8.74
German----------------------600----------3.24---------------490----------2.69
Dutch-----------------------290----------1.57---------------200----------1.10
Polish----------------------160----------0.87---------------155----------0.85
Croatian--------------------130----------0.70----------------55----------0.30
Other-----------------------815----------4.41---------------745----------4.09

---East Gwillimbury---
English------------------18,505---------91.65------------17,790---------91.44
French----------------------205----------1.02---------------280----------1.44
German----------------------280----------1.39---------------275----------1.41
Italian---------------------225----------1.11---------------210----------1.08
Dutch-----------------------165----------0.82---------------215----------1.11
Polish----------------------145----------0.72---------------125----------0.64
Chinese----------------------90----------0.45----------------65----------0.33
Other-----------------------575----------2.85---------------495----------2.54

---Georgina---
English------------------35,740---------92.01------------31,580---------91.87
French----------------------580----------1.49---------------480----------1.40
German----------------------495----------1.27---------------525----------1.53
Italian---------------------375----------0.97---------------255----------0.74
Portuguese------------------215----------0.55----------------60----------0.17
Polish----------------------140----------0.36---------------120----------0.35
Dutch-----------------------125----------0.32---------------145----------0.42
Other---------------------1,175----------3.02-------------1,210----------3.52

What we speak...:

In the Toronto census metropolitan area, 2.7 million people or 57.7 per cent of the population list English as their first
language. After English, the top 25 first languages spoken are:

Chinese (355,270), Italian (206,325), Portugese (113,350), Punjabi (99,625), Tagalog (Pilipino) (88,600), Spanish (87,790)
Polish (82,020), Tamil (77,060), French (71,535), Urdu (57,635), Arabic (53,330), Greek (52,775), Russian (48,200),
Persian (Farsi) (47,165), German (45,300), Vietnamese (37,740), Korean (37,120), Gujarati (36,770), Ukrainian (27,675),
Hindi (22,635), Hungarian (22,545), Croatian (20,905), Romanian (18,275) and Serbian (16,765).

g0770.DS, 08:51, January 21, 2003. Census - Highlights.

INDEX: Politics, Education, Social, International

OTTAWA -- Highlights of 2001 census daqta on immigrant population, visible minorities, ethnicity and Aboriginal Peoples,
released today Statistics Canada:

5.4 million people, representing 18.4 per cent of the total population, were born outside of Canada. That's the highest
proportion of foreign-born residents since 1931, when immigration to Canada peaked before declining rapidly during the
Great Depression.

Among major industrial countries, only Australia (22 %) has a higher foreign-born population than Canada. In the United
States, it's 11 per cent.

Of the 1.8 million immigrants who arrived in Canada between 1991-2001 and were still living here, 58 per cent came from
Asia; 20 per cent from Europe; 11 per cent from the Caribbean, Central and South America; 8 per cent from Africa and
3 per cent from the United States. For the first 60 years of the 20th century, Europe was the major source of immigrants.

9.4 per cent of immigrants who came to Canada in the 1990s cannot speak or understand either French or English.

Immigrants are flocking to the big cities -- 73 per cent who came in the 1990s lived in Toronto, Vancouver or Montreal
and only 6 per cent settled in areas outside of Canada's major urban centres.

Visible minorities represented 13.4 per cent of the total population -- a mojor increase over 20 years ago, when the
proportion was only 4.7 per cent.

Chinese was the largest visible minority group, surpassing 1 million people for the first time and representing 3.5 per
cent of total population. Next was South Asian (3 per cent), black (2.2 per cent), Filipino (1 per cent) and Arab-West
Asian (1 per cent).

Canadians reported more than 200 different ethnic origins in the 2001 census. Although questions about a person's
ancestry have been asked in the census since 1901, the responses have taken on a different meaning since 1991 when more
people started to list their ancestry as "Canadian." It was the most popular response again in this census, with 39 per
cent of the population declaring their ancestral background as Canadian.

Aboriginal Peoples -- Indians, Metis and Inuit -- represented 3.3 per cent of the total population, up from 2.8 per cent
in 1996. The province with the highest proportion of people identifying themselves as aboriginal was Manitoba (13.6 per
cent), followed by Saskatchewan (13.5 per cent). In Nunavut, Aboriginal Peoples represented 85.2 per cent of the total
population.

Almost half (49 per cent) of Aboriginal Peoples were living in urban areas in 2001, a trend that is increasing; those
living on reserves declined to 31 per cent from 33 per cent in 1996.

The median age of the aboriginal population was 24.7 years, considerably younger than the national average of 37.6 years.


g0788.DS, REF: cha 09:03, January 21, 2003. Census - Highlights.

BC-Census-Ont-Quick

INDEX: Politics, International, Education, Labour

OTTAWA (CP) -- Details for Ontario from the 2001 census on immigration, visible minorities, ethnic origin and
aboriginals released Tuesday by Statistics Canada:

Foreign born

Number in 2001: 11,285,550.
roportion of total population in 2001: 26.8 per cent.
Proportion of total population in 1996: 25.6 per cent.

Visible minorities

Number in 2001: 2,153,045.
Proportion of total population in 2001: 19.08 per cent.
Proportion of total population in 1996: 15.8 per cent.

Top three countries of origin in 2001, and number of immigrants from there:

1. United Kingdom (342,900)
2. Italy (210,540)
3. India (174,560)

Top three countries of origin 1996, with number of immigrants from there:

1. United Kingdom (371,510)
2. Italy (221,525)
3. Poland (122,455)

Working-age immigrants:

Number in 2001: 2,029,865.
Number in 1996: 1,854,300.

School-age immigrants:

Number in 2001: 203,315.
Number in 1996: 184,045.

Other:

At 27 per cent, Ontario has the highest percentage of foreign-born residents of all the provinces.
Among cities, Hamilton reported the third-highest percentage of foreign-born residents at 25 per cent, behind Toronto
(44 per cent) and Vancouver (38 per cent)>

g0868.DS, REF: ts 10:09, January 21, 2003. Census - Highlights.

Census-Urban-Immigrants:

INDEX: International, Economy, Health, Education, Politics

OTTAWA -- Canada's cities are straining under the weight of more than 1.7 million new immigrants who have arrived
during the 1990's.

The rest of the country, however, is starving for skilled labour and lacking in multicultural colour.

Census figures released today show a towering 94 per cent of Canada's new arrivals settled in the metropolitan areas of
Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

Toronto is one of the most diverse cities in the world with 44 per cent of its residents foreign-born.

Sydney and Los Angeles weigh in at 31 per cent, New York at 24 per cent and Miami, 40 per cent.

A statistics Canada analyst says it's a trend that's been increasing over the past 30 years.

But those who work helping newcomers say the cities lack the federal funding for support services that immigrants need
to find work and learn language skills.

(CP)