Kitchener Language Spoken at Home


In Kitchener 28.30% of the population speaks a non-official language primarily at home. Most households speak German. This accounts for about 11.92% of the Kitchener non official language speaking population and 3.37% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Spanish primarily at home account for 10.68% of the non official language speaking population and 3.02% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Serbian primarily at home account for 6.06% of the non official language speaking population and 1.71% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Romanian primarily at home account for 5.9% of the non official language speaking population and 1.67% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Arabic primarily at home account for 5.46% of the non official language speaking population and 1.55% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Polish primarily at home account for 5.44% of the non official language speaking population and 1.54% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Portuguese primarily at home account for 4.97% of the non official language speaking population and 1.41% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Chinese, n.o.s. primarily at home account for 4.12% of the non official language speaking population and 1.17% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Panjabi (Punjabi) primarily at home account for 3.03% of the non official language speaking population and 0.86% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Persian (Farsi) primarily at home account for 2.94% of the non official language speaking population and 0.83% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Hindi primarily at home account for 2.92% of the non official language speaking population and 0.83% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Vietnamese primarily at home account for 2.88% of the non official language speaking population and 0.82% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Urdu primarily at home account for 2.82% of the non official language speaking population and 0.80% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Croatian primarily at home account for 2.76% of the non official language speaking population and 0.78% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Mandarin primarily at home account for 2.57% of the non official language speaking population and 0.73% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Other non-Aboriginal languages primarily at home account for 2.14% of the non official language speaking population and 0.61% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Russian primarily at home account for 1.98% of the non official language speaking population and 0.56% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Italian primarily at home account for 1.77% of the non official language speaking population and 0.50% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Greek primarily at home account for 1.65% of the non official language speaking population and 0.47% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Gujarati primarily at home account for 1.65% of the non official language speaking population and 0.47% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Dutch primarily at home account for 1.21% of the non official language speaking population and 0.34% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Lao primarily at home account for 1.15% of the non official language speaking population and 0.33% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Cantonese primarily at home account for 1.11% of the non official language speaking population and 0.31% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Hungarian primarily at home account for 1.06% of the non official language speaking population and 0.30% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Korean primarily at home account for 1.06% of the non official language speaking population and 0.30% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Tagalog (Pilipino,Filipino) primarily at home account for 0.95% of the non official language speaking population and 0.27% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Albanian primarily at home account for 0.92% of the non official language speaking population and 0.26% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Somali primarily at home account for 0.72% of the non official language speaking population and 0.20% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Amharic primarily at home account for 0.58% of the non official language speaking population and 0.16% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Ukrainian primarily at home account for 0.57% of the non official language speaking population and 0.16% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Bengali primarily at home account for 0.5% of the non official language speaking population and 0.14% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Tamil primarily at home account for 0.49% of the non official language speaking population and 0.14% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Kurdish primarily at home account for 0.46% of the non official language speaking population and 0.13% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Turkish primarily at home account for 0.44% of the non official language speaking population and 0.12% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Serbo-Croatian primarily at home account for 0.41% of the non official language speaking population and 0.12% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Bosnian primarily at home account for 0.39% of the non official language speaking population and 0.11% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Slovak primarily at home account for 0.39% of the non official language speaking population and 0.11% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Semitic languages, n.i.e. primarily at home account for 0.39% of the non official language speaking population and 0.11% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak African languages, n.i.e. primarily at home account for 0.38% of the non official language speaking population and 0.11% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Japanese primarily at home account for 0.37% of the non official language speaking population and 0.10% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Czech primarily at home account for 0.33% of the non official language speaking population and 0.09% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Tigrigna primarily at home account for 0.28% of the non official language speaking population and 0.08% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Khmer (Cambodian) primarily at home account for 0.23% of the non official language speaking population and 0.07% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Armenian primarily at home account for 0.21% of the non official language speaking population and 0.06% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Swahili primarily at home account for 0.18% of the non official language speaking population and 0.05% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Sindhi primarily at home account for 0.17% of the non official language speaking population and 0.05% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Pashto primarily at home account for 0.16% of the non official language speaking population and 0.05% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Telugu primarily at home account for 0.15% of the non official language speaking population and 0.04% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Akan (Twi) primarily at home account for 0.14% of the non official language speaking population and 0.04% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Sinhala (Sinhalese) primarily at home account for 0.14% of the non official language speaking population and 0.04% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Malayalam primarily at home account for 0.11% of the non official language speaking population and 0.03% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Creoles primarily at home account for 0.1% of the non official language speaking population and 0.03% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Thai primarily at home account for 0.08% of the non official language speaking population and 0.02% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Slovenian primarily at home account for 0.07% of the non official language speaking population and 0.02% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Hebrew primarily at home account for 0.07% of the non official language speaking population and 0.02% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Bulgarian primarily at home account for 0.05% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Swedish primarily at home account for 0.05% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Bantu languages, n.i.e. primarily at home account for 0.05% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Afrikaans primarily at home account for 0.04% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Oromo primarily at home account for 0.04% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. primarily at home account for 0.04% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Lithuanian primarily at home account for 0.03% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Malay primarily at home account for 0.03% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Norwegian primarily at home account for 0.02% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Kannada primarily at home account for 0.02% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. primarily at home account for 0.02% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Kitchener population. People who speak Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) primarily at home account for 0.01% of the non official language speaking population and 0.00% of the total Kitchener population.

StatisticPercent% of total population
German11.92 %3.37 %
Spanish10.68 %3.02 %
Serbian6.06 %1.71 %
Romanian5.90 %1.67 %
Arabic5.46 %1.55 %
Polish5.44 %1.54 %
Portuguese4.97 %1.41 %
Chinese, n.o.s.4.12 %1.17 %
Panjabi (Punjabi)3.03 %0.86 %
Persian (Farsi)2.94 %0.83 %
Hindi2.92 %0.83 %
Vietnamese2.88 %0.82 %
Urdu2.82 %0.80 %
Croatian2.76 %0.78 %
Mandarin2.57 %0.73 %
Other non-Aboriginal languages2.14 %0.61 %
Russian1.98 %0.56 %
Italian1.77 %0.50 %
Greek1.65 %0.47 %
Gujarati1.65 %0.47 %
Dutch1.21 %0.34 %
Lao1.15 %0.33 %
Cantonese1.11 %0.31 %
Hungarian1.06 %0.30 %
Korean1.06 %0.30 %
Tagalog (Pilipino,Filipino)0.95 %0.27 %
Albanian0.92 %0.26 %
Somali0.72 %0.20 %
Amharic0.58 %0.16 %
Ukrainian0.57 %0.16 %
Bengali0.50 %0.14 %
Tamil0.49 %0.14 %
Kurdish0.46 %0.13 %
Turkish0.44 %0.12 %
Serbo-Croatian0.41 %0.12 %
Bosnian0.39 %0.11 %
Slovak0.39 %0.11 %
Semitic languages, n.i.e.0.39 %0.11 %
African languages, n.i.e.0.38 %0.11 %
Japanese0.37 %0.10 %
Czech0.33 %0.09 %
Tigrigna0.28 %0.08 %
Khmer (Cambodian)0.23 %0.07 %
Armenian0.21 %0.06 %
Swahili0.18 %0.05 %
Sindhi0.17 %0.05 %
Pashto0.16 %0.05 %
Telugu0.15 %0.04 %
Akan (Twi)0.14 %0.04 %
Sinhala (Sinhalese)0.14 %0.04 %
Malayalam0.11 %0.03 %
Creoles0.10 %0.03 %
Thai0.08 %0.02 %
Slovenian0.07 %0.02 %
Hebrew0.07 %0.02 %
Bulgarian0.05 %0.01 %
Swedish0.05 %0.01 %
Bantu languages, n.i.e.0.05 %0.01 %
Afrikaans0.04 %0.01 %
Oromo0.04 %0.01 %
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e.0.04 %0.01 %
Lithuanian0.03 %0.01 %
Malay0.03 %0.01 %
Norwegian0.02 %0.01 %
Kannada0.02 %0.01 %
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e.0.02 %0.01 %
Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)0.01 %0.00 %
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