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Table 3 Population Aged 5 and Over by Usual Language (% of total)

From: The status of Cantonese in the education policy of Hong Kong

Usual Language 1991 1996 2001 2006
Cantonese 88.7 88.7 89.2 90.8
Putonghua 1.1 1.1 0.9 0.9
Other Chinese Dialects 7.0 5.8 5.5 4.4
English 2.2 3.1 3.2 2.8
Others 1.0 1.3 1.2 1.1
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
  1. Note: The figures exclude mute persons.