Statistics on Official Languages in Yukon

Demolinguistic data

Total population

28,674

%

Population with French as mother tongue

933

3.3

Population with English as mother tongue

24,758

86.3

Mother tongue other than English or French*

2,830

9.9

Population speaking both official languages

2,895

10.1

Population speaking neither English nor French

60

0.2

Source: Statistics Canada - 2001 Census


Educational data**

Population
in majority-language schools

5,677

%

French as a second-language enrollment

3,305

58.2

In French immersion

214

6.5

Population in minority-language schools

124

 

Source: AR 2002-2003, Heritage Canada
Estimated enrolment for 2002-2003.


Data on official languages, federal level

Total number
All federal public service employees

163,287

%

Bilingual positions in the federal public service

61,896

37.9

All federal public service employees in province

527

0.3

Bilingual federal public service positions in the Northwest Territories and Yukon

16

3.0

Francophone federal public service employees in the Northwest Territories and Yukon

10

1.9

Source: Treasury Board - Official Languages Information System, March 2003



*2.7% of the population identifies an aboriginal language as their mother tongue, followed by 2.5% who identify German.

**Second language programs are not compulsory at any level in the Yukon. A school board may choose to offer French as a second-language or one of the aboriginal languages.