Appendix A

Mother Tongue and Home Language, by Age27, Northwest Territories, Census Years 1996
    0-9 years 10-19 years 20-29 years 30-39 years 40-49 years 50-59 years 60 years and over
Total 64,125 14,850 11,450 10,935 11,675 8,110 4,065 3,030
English Mother Tongue
Home Language
% Home/Mother
35,835
43,365
121.0
8,795
9,550
108.6
6,410
7,170
111.9
6175
7450
120.6
7125
8985
126.1
4720
6220
131.8
1850
2640
142.7
760
1350
177.6
French Mother Tongue
Home Language
% Home/Mother
1,355
550
40.6
95
80
84.2
85
60
70.6
180
70
38.9
420
150
35.7
615
105
33.3
165
50
30.3
95
40
42.1
Inuktitut Mother Tongue
Home Language
% Home/Mother
18,495
4,900
80.6
4,970
4,335
87.2
3,900
3,325
85.3
3300
2520
76.4
2535
1735
68.4
1640
1175
71.6
1125
925
82.2
1020
890
87.3
South Slave Mother Tongue
Home Language
% Home/Mother
2,085
1,195
57.3
215
145
67.4
260
175
67.3
340
185
54.4
370
145
39.2
350
135
38.6
220
140
63.6
320
270
84.4
Dogrib Mother Tongue
Home Language
% Home/Mother
2,005
1,355
67.6
305
230
75.4
400
275
68.8
415
265
63.9
340
175
51.5
215
105
48.8
120
100
83.3
215
210
97.7
Chipewyan Mother Tongue
Home Language
% Home/Mother
515
210
40.8
25
10
40.0
40
30
75.0
60
30
50.0
90
20
22.2
90
10
11.1
65
30
46.2
150
75
50.0
North Slave (Hare)
Mother Tongue
HomeLanguage
% Home/Mother
255
120
47.1
20
20
100.0
25
20
80.0
25
10
40.0
50
-
-
45
20
44.4
35
10
28.6
55
40
72.7
Gwich'in Mother Tongue
Home Language
% Home/Mother
245
40
16.3
10
-
-
10
-
-
10
20
200.0
20
-
-
35
-
-
65
-
-
115
30
26.1
Cree Mother Tongue
Home Language
% Home/Mother
180
30
16.7
10
-
-
10
-
-
10
-
-
35
-
-
45
-
-
35
-
-
45
10
22.2

27 1) Total and percentages are calculated for single responses only. As a result percentages for Home Language/ Mother Tongue may not equal those reported in Table 1.
2) T be included in the tables, a mother tongue has to be reported for at least 100 persons resident in the NWT at the time of the 1996 Census.
Source: NWT Bureau of Statistics