Census 2001

Households by the most spoken language in the household

Population and Housing Census 2001

Table H.7
Netherlands Antilles
Households by the most spoken language in the household
Most spoken language households persons
absolute % absolute %
Papiamentu 37623 62.7 114835 65.4
English 10462 17.4 27892 15.9
Dutch 4927 8.2 12856 7.3
Spanish 4236 7.1 10699 6.1
Portuguese 241 0.4 719 0.4
Creole 1299 2.2 2805 1.6
French 239 0.4 545 0.3
Chinese 249 0.4 985 0.6
Other 380 0.6 1145 0.7
Unknown 375 0.6 3172 1.8
Total 60031 100.0 175653 100.0
Table H.7
Bonaire
Households by the most spoken language in the household
Most spoken language households persons
absolute % absolute %
Papiamentu 2659 72.3 8059 74.7
English 146 4.0 306 2.8
Dutch 384 10.4 952 8.8
Spanish 421 11.4 1272 11.8
Portuguese 7 0.2 12 0.1
Creole 2 0.1 8 0.1
French 5 0.1 15 0.1
Chinese 26 0.7 100 0.9
Other 15 0.4 32 0.3
Unknown 12 0.3 35 0.3
Total 3677 100.0 10791 100.0
Table H.7
Curaçao
Households by the most spoken language in the household
Most spoken language households persons
absolute % absolute %
Papiamentu 34677 80.3 106054 81.2
English 1514 3.5 3851 2.9
Dutch 4002 9.3 10503 8.0
Spanish 1999 4.6 5281 4.0
Portuguese 233 0.5 706 0.5
Creole 114 0.3 253 0.2
French 24 0.1 52 -
Chinese 165 0.4 657 0.5
Other 178 0.4 560 0.4
Unknown 255 0.6 2710 2.1
Total 43161 100.0 130627 100.0
Table H.7
Sint Eustatius
Households by the most spoken language in the household
Most spoken language households persons
absolute % absolute %
Papiamentu 14 1.6 34 1.5
English 759 84.1 1896 82.7
Dutch 39 4.3 97 4.2
Spanish 50 5.5 132 5.8
Portuguese - - - -
Creole 3 0.3 8 0.3
French 3 0.3 6 0.3
Chinese 8 0.9 23 1.0
Other 12 1.3 25 1.1
Unknown 14 1.6 71 3.1
Total 902 100.0 2292 100.0
Table H.7
Saba
Households by the most spoken language in the household
Most spoken language households persons
absolute % absolute %
Papiamentu 3 0.5 7 0.5
English 502 89.0 1191 88.3
Dutch 11 2.0 20 1.5
Spanish 25 4.4 71 5.3
Portuguese - - - -
Creole 7 1.2 17 1.3
French 2 0.4 4 0.3
Chinese 1 0.2 3 0.2
Other 11 2.0 22 1.6
Unknown 2 0.4 14 1.0
Total 564 100.0 1349 100.0
Table H.7
Sint Maarten
Households by the most spoken language in the household
Most spoken language households persons
absolute % absolute %
Papiamentu 270 2.3 681 2.2
English 7541 64.3 20648 67.5
Dutch 491 4.2 1284 4.2
Spanish 1741 14.8 3943 12.9
Portuguese 1 - 1 -
Creole 1173 10.0 2519 8.2
French 205 1.7 468 1.5
Chinese 49 0.4 202 0.7
Other 164 1.4 506 1.7
Unknown 92 0.8 342 1.1
Total 11727 100.0 30594 100.0
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