Language & Ethnicity

Languages

wdt_ID Language Population %
1 English 78,510 95%
2 German 290 0.3%
3 Punjabi 305 0.4%
4 Korean 295 0.4%
5 Chinese (All) 420 0.5%
6 Spanish 255 0.3%
7 Dutch 150 0.2%
8 French 195 0.2%
9 Vietnamese 155 0.2%
10 Romanian 85 0.1%

Canada is a bilingual country with English and French as the official languages. However, the primary language of the province of British Columbia is English. The data table above shows languages spoken at home in Chilliwack.

Ethnic Origin

wdt_ID Origin # %
1 Total Private Households 82,210 100%
2 North American Aboriginal origins 7,025 9%
3 Other North American origins 23,860 29%
4 European origins 66,685 81%
5 British Isles origins 41,440 50%
6 French origins 9,035 11%
7 Western European origins (except French) 28,335 34%
8 Dutch 11,425 14%
9 German 18,425 22%
10 Northern European (except British) 7,435 9%

This table displays census data collected on ethnic origin as well as the top countries of immigration to Chilliwack.

Immigrant Population

wdt_ID Location NON-IMMIGRANTS IMMIGRANTS
1 Canada 26 million 8 million
2 British Columbia 3 million 1 million
3 Chilliwack 70,840 10,985

Total immigrant population in Chilliwack compared to British Columbia and Canada.