Language

Sudbury is known for its rich multicultural history. The City can also claim to be a truly bilingual community - over 25% of the population indicate French as their mother tongue and 38.7% of the population identify themselves as bilingual (2016 Census). 

Mother Tongue

Total Population by Mother Tongue Greater Sudbury % of Total
English 105,245 65.9%
French 40,955 25.6%
Italian 2,390 1.5%
 Finnish 1,250 0.8%
German 665 0.4%
Polish 450 0.3%
Ukrainian 445 0.3%
Other Languages 8,345 5.2%
Multiple Responses 3,685 2.3%

Bilingualism

Total population by knowledge of official languages Greater Sudbury % of Total
English Only 96,205 60.2%
French Only 1,300 0.8%
English and French 61,845 38.7%
Neither English nor French 390 0.2%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Canada