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Top Ten Single Response Home Languages, 1996 Census

Peel Number Percent
Total population by home language
815,440 100.00
English 649,060 79.60
Punjabi 28,675 3.52
Chinese 22,185 2.72
Polish 17,675 2.17
Portuguese 14,270 1.75
Italian 10,365 1.27
Spanish 7,685 0.94
Tagalog (Pilipino) 6,600 0.81
Vietnamese 6,135 0.75
Arabic 5,290 0.65

Brampton Number Percent
Total population by home language
257,430 100.00
English 216,710 84.18
Punjabi 12,595 4.89
Portuguese 5,495 2.13
Chinese 2,640 1.03
Italian 2,500 0.97
Spanish 1,880 0.73
Polish 1,590 0.62
Gujarati 1,245 0.48
Vietnamese 1,200 0.47
Hindu 1,195 0.46

Caledon Number Percent
Total population by home language 39,140 100.00
English 37,390 95.53
Italian 885 2.26
Portuguese 160 0.41
German 125 0.32
Greek 80 0.20
Punjabi 70 0.18
Polish 65 0.17
Ukanian 50 0.13
Croatian 40 0.10
Korean 35 0.09
Slovenian 35 0.09

Mississauga Number Percent
Total population by home language 518,865 100.00
English 394,955 76.12
Chinese 19,525 3.76
Polish 16,020 3.09
Punjabi 16,005 3.08
Portuguese 8,620 1.66
Italian 6,980 1.35
Spanish 5,800 1.12
Tagalog (Pilipino) 5,445 1.05
Vietnamese 4,930 0.95
Arabic 4,650 0.90

* Source: Statistics Canada, 1996 Census

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