Vancouver Language Spoken at Home


In Vancouver 54.10% of the population speaks a non-official language primarily at home. Most households speak Cantonese. This accounts for about 22.33% of the Vancouver non official language speaking population and 12.08% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Mandarin primarily at home account for 12.21% of the non official language speaking population and 6.61% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Chinese, n.o.s. primarily at home account for 11.72% of the non official language speaking population and 6.34% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Tagalog (Pilipino,Filipino) primarily at home account for 8.34% of the non official language speaking population and 4.51% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Spanish primarily at home account for 7.11% of the non official language speaking population and 3.85% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Panjabi (Punjabi) primarily at home account for 5.3% of the non official language speaking population and 2.87% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Vietnamese primarily at home account for 3.66% of the non official language speaking population and 1.98% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak German primarily at home account for 3.38% of the non official language speaking population and 1.83% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Japanese primarily at home account for 3.03% of the non official language speaking population and 1.64% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Hindi primarily at home account for 2.72% of the non official language speaking population and 1.47% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Italian primarily at home account for 2.35% of the non official language speaking population and 1.27% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Korean primarily at home account for 2.34% of the non official language speaking population and 1.27% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Persian (Farsi) primarily at home account for 2.08% of the non official language speaking population and 1.13% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Russian primarily at home account for 1.49% of the non official language speaking population and 0.81% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Portuguese primarily at home account for 1.21% of the non official language speaking population and 0.65% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Other non-Aboriginal languages primarily at home account for 1.06% of the non official language speaking population and 0.57% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Arabic primarily at home account for 0.99% of the non official language speaking population and 0.54% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Serbian primarily at home account for 0.77% of the non official language speaking population and 0.42% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Polish primarily at home account for 0.63% of the non official language speaking population and 0.34% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Greek primarily at home account for 0.62% of the non official language speaking population and 0.34% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Taiwanese primarily at home account for 0.61% of the non official language speaking population and 0.33% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Hebrew primarily at home account for 0.5% of the non official language speaking population and 0.27% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Tamil primarily at home account for 0.49% of the non official language speaking population and 0.27% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Dutch primarily at home account for 0.43% of the non official language speaking population and 0.23% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Ilocano primarily at home account for 0.39% of the non official language speaking population and 0.21% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Croatian primarily at home account for 0.38% of the non official language speaking population and 0.21% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Turkish primarily at home account for 0.32% of the non official language speaking population and 0.17% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Malay primarily at home account for 0.32% of the non official language speaking population and 0.17% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Hungarian primarily at home account for 0.26% of the non official language speaking population and 0.14% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Bengali primarily at home account for 0.25% of the non official language speaking population and 0.14% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Gujarati primarily at home account for 0.23% of the non official language speaking population and 0.12% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Bisayan languages primarily at home account for 0.22% of the non official language speaking population and 0.12% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Urdu primarily at home account for 0.21% of the non official language speaking population and 0.11% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Romanian primarily at home account for 0.18% of the non official language speaking population and 0.10% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Ukrainian primarily at home account for 0.17% of the non official language speaking population and 0.09% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Thai primarily at home account for 0.15% of the non official language speaking population and 0.08% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Afrikaans primarily at home account for 0.14% of the non official language speaking population and 0.08% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Czech primarily at home account for 0.14% of the non official language speaking population and 0.08% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Fukien primarily at home account for 0.1% of the non official language speaking population and 0.05% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Danish primarily at home account for 0.09% of the non official language speaking population and 0.05% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Bulgarian primarily at home account for 0.09% of the non official language speaking population and 0.05% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Sinhala (Sinhalese) primarily at home account for 0.08% of the non official language speaking population and 0.04% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Swedish primarily at home account for 0.08% of the non official language speaking population and 0.04% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Slovak primarily at home account for 0.08% of the non official language speaking population and 0.04% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Hakka primarily at home account for 0.06% of the non official language speaking population and 0.03% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Serbo-Croatian primarily at home account for 0.06% of the non official language speaking population and 0.03% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Sindhi primarily at home account for 0.06% of the non official language speaking population and 0.03% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Khmer (Cambodian) primarily at home account for 0.06% of the non official language speaking population and 0.03% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. primarily at home account for 0.06% of the non official language speaking population and 0.03% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Kurdish primarily at home account for 0.05% of the non official language speaking population and 0.03% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Pashto primarily at home account for 0.05% of the non official language speaking population and 0.03% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Amharic primarily at home account for 0.05% of the non official language speaking population and 0.03% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Yiddish primarily at home account for 0.04% of the non official language speaking population and 0.02% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Malayalam primarily at home account for 0.04% of the non official language speaking population and 0.02% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Tigrigna primarily at home account for 0.03% of the non official language speaking population and 0.02% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Armenian primarily at home account for 0.03% of the non official language speaking population and 0.02% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Semitic languages, n.i.e. primarily at home account for 0.03% of the non official language speaking population and 0.02% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Nepali primarily at home account for 0.02% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Finnish primarily at home account for 0.02% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Swahili primarily at home account for 0.02% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Creoles primarily at home account for 0.02% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Telugu primarily at home account for 0.02% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Gaelic languages primarily at home account for 0.01% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Norwegian primarily at home account for 0.01% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Albanian primarily at home account for 0.01% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Bosnian primarily at home account for 0.01% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Somali primarily at home account for 0.01% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Marathi primarily at home account for 0.01% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Kannada primarily at home account for 0.01% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Bantu languages, n.i.e. primarily at home account for 0.01% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Slovenian primarily at home account for 0.01% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Konkani primarily at home account for 0% of the non official language speaking population and 0.00% of the total Vancouver population. People who speak Flemish primarily at home account for 0% of the non official language speaking population and 0.00% of the total Vancouver population.

StatisticPercent% of total population
Cantonese22.33 %12.08 %
Mandarin12.21 %6.61 %
Chinese, n.o.s.11.72 %6.34 %
Tagalog (Pilipino,Filipino)8.34 %4.51 %
Spanish7.11 %3.85 %
Panjabi (Punjabi)5.30 %2.87 %
Vietnamese3.66 %1.98 %
German3.38 %1.83 %
Japanese3.03 %1.64 %
Hindi2.72 %1.47 %
Italian2.35 %1.27 %
Korean2.34 %1.27 %
Persian (Farsi)2.08 %1.13 %
Russian1.49 %0.81 %
Portuguese1.21 %0.65 %
Other non-Aboriginal languages1.06 %0.57 %
Arabic0.99 %0.54 %
Serbian0.77 %0.42 %
Polish0.63 %0.34 %
Greek0.62 %0.34 %
Taiwanese0.61 %0.33 %
Hebrew0.50 %0.27 %
Tamil0.49 %0.27 %
Dutch0.43 %0.23 %
Ilocano0.39 %0.21 %
Croatian0.38 %0.21 %
Turkish0.32 %0.17 %
Malay0.32 %0.17 %
Hungarian0.26 %0.14 %
Bengali0.25 %0.14 %
Gujarati0.23 %0.12 %
Bisayan languages0.22 %0.12 %
Urdu0.21 %0.11 %
Romanian0.18 %0.10 %
Ukrainian0.17 %0.09 %
Thai0.15 %0.08 %
Afrikaans0.14 %0.08 %
Czech0.14 %0.08 %
Fukien0.10 %0.05 %
Danish0.09 %0.05 %
Bulgarian0.09 %0.05 %
Sinhala (Sinhalese)0.08 %0.04 %
Swedish0.08 %0.04 %
Slovak0.08 %0.04 %
Hakka0.06 %0.03 %
Serbo-Croatian0.06 %0.03 %
Sindhi0.06 %0.03 %
Khmer (Cambodian)0.06 %0.03 %
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e.0.06 %0.03 %
Kurdish0.05 %0.03 %
Pashto0.05 %0.03 %
Amharic0.05 %0.03 %
Yiddish0.04 %0.02 %
Malayalam0.04 %0.02 %
Tigrigna0.03 %0.02 %
Armenian0.03 %0.02 %
Semitic languages, n.i.e.0.03 %0.02 %
Nepali0.02 %0.01 %
Finnish0.02 %0.01 %
Swahili0.02 %0.01 %
Creoles0.02 %0.01 %
Telugu0.02 %0.01 %
Gaelic languages0.01 %0.01 %
Norwegian0.01 %0.01 %
Albanian0.01 %0.01 %
Bosnian0.01 %0.01 %
Somali0.01 %0.01 %
Marathi0.01 %0.01 %
Kannada0.01 %0.01 %
Bantu languages, n.i.e.0.01 %0.01 %
Slovenian0.01 %0.01 %
Konkani0.00 %0.00 %
Flemish0.00 %0.00 %
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