In addition to a core population of English speakers, the City of Brandon has significant numbers of residents whose mother tongue is French, German, Ukrainian, Spanish, Chinese and a wide variety of other non-official languages. In addition to those languages specified in the following chart, a wide variety of other non-official languages were reported by smaller numbers of people in Brandon.
The majority of immigrant growth in Brandon since 2006 has been in 3 language groups, Spanish, Mandarin and Ukrainian/Russian.
|Knowledge of Official Languages and Mother Tongue Languages in Brandon (CY)|
|Official Language||Brandon CY 2011||Brandon CY 2006|
|English and French||2,345||2,190|
|Neither English nor French||1,205||210|
|Mother Tongue Languages|
Source: Statistics Canada 2011 Census
“Knowledge of Official languages” refers to the ability to conduct a conversation in one or both of the two official languages. "Mother Tongue" refers to the first language learned at home in childhood and still understood by the individual at the time of the census.