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New Brunswickers’ knowledge of official languages

New Brunswick is Canada’s only officially bilingual province but knowledge of English and French varies by community. Statistics Canada released census data that showed New Brunswickers’ knowledge of the two official languages provincially but also broken down by city.

The first chart reveals citizens’ knowledge of official languages. The circles reflect the mother tongue reported by New Brunswickers, hover your mouse over the city to see a detailed breakdown of the data.

Updated: June 11, 2013

Knowledge of official languages

Percentage of population 2011 English only French only English and French
Bathurst
213 162 624 =
21.3 16.2 62.4
Campbellton
283 177 540 =
28.3 17.7 54
Edmundston
12 404 583 =
1.2 40.4 58.3
Fredericton
779 4 214 =
77.9 0.4 21.4
Miramichi
833 3 163 =
83.3 0.3 16.3
Moncton
500 34 465 =
50 3.4 46.5
Saint John
848 1 148 =
84.8 0.1 14.8
New Brunswick
577 90 332 =
57.7 9 33.2

Mother Tongue

Percentage of population English French Non officialMultiple Responses
33 65 1 1 H
Bathurst
32.8% English 64.7% French 0.8% Non official 1.7% Multiple Responses
38 56 4 2 H
Campbellton
38.3% English 55.9% French 3.6% Non official 2.1% Multiple Responses
4 94 1 1 H
Edmundston
4.3% English 94% French 0.7% Non official 1% Multiple Responses
87 7 5 1 H
Fredericton
86.7% English 7% French 5.1% Non official 1.2% Multiple Responses
89 8 2 1 H
Miramichi
88.8% English 8.1% French 2% Non official 1.1% Multiple Responses
61 34 3 2 H
Moncton
61.4% English 34.5% French 2.5% Non official 1.6% Multiple Responses
92 4 3 1 H
Saint John
91.9% English 4.4% French 3.1% Non official 0.7% Multiple Responses
65 32 2 1 H
New
Brunswick
64.9% English 31.6% French 2.5% Non official 1.1% Multiple Responses
(Source: Statistics Canada. 2012. Visual Census. 2011 Census. Ottawa. Released October 22, 2012. )

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