Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Pont-Rouge, V - Quebec

Map of Pont-Rouge, V (shaded in green), Quebec

Map of Pont-Rouge, V

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Prov. rank

111

Nat. rank

442

In 2011, Pont-Rouge (Ville) had a population of 8,723, representing a percentage change of 16.0% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 121.23 square kilometres with a population density of 72.0 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the provincial land area of 1,356,547.02 square kilometres with a population density of 5.8 persons per square kilometre.

In 2011, Pont-Rouge (Ville) had 3,471 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 18.1%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Pont-Rouge (Ville) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Pont-Rouge (Ville) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Que. V 6,319 5,021 25.9
Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Que. V 18,141 17,281 5.0
Neuville, Que. V 3,888 3,638 6.9
Donnacona, Que. V 6,283 5,564 12.9
Cap-Santé, Que. V 2,996 2,666 12.4
Saint-Basile, Que. V 2,463 2,560 -3.8
Saint-Raymond, Que. V 9,615 9,273 3.7

Quebec – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth

Table 2 Quebec – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval 5,696 3,790 50.3
Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac V 15,689 11,311 38.7
Marieville V 10,094 7,527 A 34.1
Shannon 5,086 3,825 33.0
Saint-Amable 10,870 8,398 29.4

Quebec – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth

Table 3 Quebec – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
La Tuque V 11,227 11,821 -5.0
Shawinigan V 50,060 51,904 -3.6
Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac V 5,096 5,259 A -3.1
Roberval V 10,227 10,544 -3.0
Westmount V 19,931 20,494 -2.7

Age and sex

Pont-Rouge, V – Age distribution

Table 4 Pont-Rouge, V – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 18.7% 18.9% 18.3%
15 to 64 68.0% 69.6% 66.5%
65 and over 13.2% 11.5% 15.0%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Pont-Rouge, V was 13.2%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 68.0% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 18.7%. In comparison, the national percentages were 68.5% for the population aged 15 to 64 and 16.7% for the population aged 0 to 14.

Pont-Rouge, V – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Pont-Rouge, V – Population by broad age groups, sex and population change between 2006 and 2011, 2006 to 2011 censuses
Broad age groups by sex Population
2011 2006 change % change
Both sexes
Total 8,725 7,520 1,205 16.0
0 to 14 1,630 1,415 215 15.2
15 to 64 5,935 5,180 755 14.6
65 and over 1,155 920 235 25.5
Males
Total 4,330 3,715 615 16.6
0 to 14 820 715 105 14.7
15 to 64 3,015 2,620 395 15.1
65 and over 500 385 115 29.9
Females
Total 4,390 3,800 590 15.5
0 to 14 805 700 105 15.0
15 to 64 2,920 2,565 355 13.8
65 and over 660 540 120 22.2

Pont-Rouge, V – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Pont-Rouge, V – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 8,725 4,330 4,390
0 to 4 years 635 315 320
5 to 9 years 495 260 235
10 to 14 years 500 250 250
15 to 19 years 535 275 255
20 to 24 years 440 230 215
25 to 29 years 555 285 275
30 to 34 years 735 360 375
35 to 39 years 585 300 285
40 to 44 years 565 275 290
45 to 49 years 685 350 340
50 to 54 years 675 350 325
55 to 59 years 615 300 315
60 to 64 years 550 285 260
65 to 69 years 415 200 220
70 to 74 years 290 135 150
75 to 79 years 205 85 115
80 to 84 years 145 55 95
85 years and over 110 25 80
Median age 39.1 38.3 39.8

Pont-Rouge, V – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Pont-Rouge, V was 39.1 years. In comparison, the median age of Quebec was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, Quebec and Pont-Rouge, V – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Quebec 41.0 41.9
Pont-Rouge, V 40.0 39.1

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Pont-Rouge was 2,630, which represents a change of 17.9% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Pont-Rouge, 44.7% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 43.2% were common-law-couples and 12.2% were lone-parent families.

Pont-Rouge – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Quebec, CSD of Pont-Rouge, V and neighbouring census subdivisions – Distribution of census families by family structure, 2011 Census
Geographic name Total families Married-couple families Common-law-couple families Lone-parent families % change, census families, 2006 to 2011
number % number % number %
Canada  9,389,695 6,293,950 67.0 1,567,905 16.7 1,527,840 16.3 5.5
Quebec  2,203,625 1,143,370 51.9 694,750 31.5 365,515 16.6 3.9
Pont-Rouge, V 2,630 1,175 44.7 1,135 43.2 320 12.2 17.9
Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, V 1,965 830 42.2 940 47.8 200 10.2 28.4
Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, V 5,290 2,725 51.5 1,950 36.9 615 11.6 5.9
Neuville, V 1,230 555 45.1 550 44.7 120 9.8 6.5
Donnacona, V 1,725 820 47.5 670 38.8 240 13.9 9.2
Cap-Santé, V 945 460 48.7 390 41.3 90 9.5 11.8
Saint-Basile, V 750 380 50.7 260 34.7 115 15.3 -2.6
Saint-Raymond, V 2,825 1,480 52.4 1,010 35.8 335 11.9 2.0

Pont-Rouge – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Pont-Rouge, 47.4% were couples with children aged 24 and under at home. In comparison, as a whole, 46.9% of couples in Canada had children aged 24 and under at home.

Presence of children within couple families
* Children aged 24 and under at home
Married couples with children * 445
Married couples without children * 730
Common-law-couples with children * 650
Common-law-couples without children * 490

Pont-Rouge – Marital status

In Pont-Rouge, 65.5% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (33.5%) or living with a common-law partner (32.0%).

The remaining 34.5% were not married and not living with a common-law partner, including those who were single (never-married), separated, divorced or widowed.

Note: Percentages may not total 100 percent due to random rounding.

Table 9 Canada, Quebec, Pont-Rouge, V – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Pont-Rouge, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 7,095 100.0 6,644,380 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 4,650 65.5 3,745,315 56.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 2,375 33.5 2,353,775 35.4 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 2,270 32.0 1,391,545 20.9 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 2,445 34.5 2,899,060 43.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,725 24.3 1,942,090 29.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 75 1.1 105,190 1.6 698,245 2.5
Divorced 340 4.8 463,830 7.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 310 4.4 387,950 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Pont-Rouge – Types of private households

There were 3,470 private households3 in Pont-Rouge in 2011, a change of 18.0% from 2006. Of these, 31.4% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 11.2% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Quebec, Pont-Rouge, V – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Pont-Rouge, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 3,470 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
1,090 31.4 811,120 23.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
1,190 34.3 988,410 29.1 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 305 8.8 346,305 10.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 800 23.1 1,094,410 32.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 25 0.7 28,420 0.8 268,060 2.0
Other households9 55 1.6 126,680 3.7 543,340 4.1

Pont-Rouge – Structural type of dwelling

In Pont-Rouge, 77.5% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.0% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Quebec, Pont-Rouge, V – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Pont-Rouge, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 3,470 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,690 77.5 1,560,405 46.0 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 250 7.2 171,435 5.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 10 0.3 86,040 2.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 0 0.0 171,110 5.0 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 325 9.4 1,103,845 32.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 160 4.6 263,860 7.8 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 5 0.1 15,650 0.5 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 25 0.7 23,000 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Pont-Rouge, V – Mother tongue

Chart J: Pont-Rouge, V - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Pont-Rouge, V - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Note: Counts for mother tongue as well as those for language spoken most often at home include single responses only.

In Pont-Rouge, 0.8% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 98.6% reported French only, and 0.3% reported a non-official language only, in 2011. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 7.7% for English only, 78.1% for French only and 12.3% for only non-official languages.

In 2011, 0.6% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 98.9% spoke only French and 0.1% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 9.8% for only English, 80.0% for only French and 7.1% for only a non-official language.

Table 12 Pont-Rouge, V – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 8,725 100.0 8,725 100.0
English 70 0.8 55 0.6
French 8,600 98.6 8,630 98.9
Non-official language 25 0.3 10 0.1
Multiple responses 30 0.3 30 0.3
Table 13 Pont-Rouge, V – Mother-tongue retention, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Mother-tongue retention12
(in percentage)
Total retention; language spoken at home at least on a regular basis Complete retention; language spoken most often at home Partial retention; language spoken at home on a regular basis
Note: Counts for mother tongue and home language include single response of a language as well as multiple responses of a language with English and/or French.
English 65.0 40.0 25.0
French 99.9 99.8 0.2
Non-official language 66.7 33.3 33.3

Pont-Rouge, V – Non-official languages

In Pont-Rouge, the three most common mother tongues were Spanish (0.1%), (0.0%) and (0.0%), in 2011. In comparison, the most common mother tongues at the provincial / territorial level were Arabic (2.1%), Spanish (1.8%) and Italian (1.6%).

Table 14 Pont-Rouge, V – The most common non-official-language mother tongues, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Number Percentage of non-official language mother-tongue population Percentage of total population
Note: Counts for mother tongue and home language include single response of a language as well as multiple responses of a language with English and/or French.
Spanish 10 33.3 0.1

Pont-Rouge, V – Bilingualism

Table 15 Pont-Rouge, V – Rate of English-French bilingualism by mother tongue and age groups, 2011 Census
Age groups Mother tongue
Total English French Non-official language
Note: Counts for mother tongue include single responses only. Consequently, the total excludes multiple responses.
Total 23.9 78.6 23.3 60.0
0 to 19 12.3 100.0 11.9 0.0
20 to 44 41.0 71.4 40.6 50.0
45 to 64 20.9 100.0 20.3 50.0
65 and over 9.1 66.7 7.9 100.0
Table 16 Pont-Rouge, V – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 8,725 100.0
English only 10 0.1
French only 6,610 75.8
English and French 2,100 24.1
Neither English nor French 0 0.0

Symbols:

···
not applicable
excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements. For further information, refer to Notes.
incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement. For further information, refer to Notes.
A
adjusted figure due to boundary change. For further information, refer to Content considerations.
E
use with caution. For further information, refer to Cautionary note.

Note(s):

  1. Median age: Age 'x' that divides a population in two groups of the same population size, one group being older than age 'x' and the other group being younger than age 'x'.
  2. Census family: Refers to a married couple (with or without children), a common-law couple (with or without children) or a lone parent family.
  3. Household, private: Refers to a person or a group of persons (other than foreign residents) who occupy a private dwelling and do not have a usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada.
  4. Household type: Refers to the basic division of private households into family and non-family households. Family household refers to a household that contains at least one census family, that is, a married couple with or without children, or a couple living in common-law with or without children or a lone parent living with one or more children.
  5. Couple-family households with children: Refers to couple households with at least one child aged 24 and under.
  6. Couple-family households without children: Refers to couple households without children aged 24 and under. Includes couple households with all children aged 25 and over.
  7. Lone-parent-family households: Refers to all lone-parent family households regardless of age of children.
  8. Multiple-family households: Refers to a household in which two or more census families (with or without additional persons) occupy the same private dwelling.
  9. Other households: Refers to two or more people who share a private dwelling, but who do not constitute a census family.
  10. Other single-attached house: A single dwelling that is attached to another building and that does not fall into any of the other categories, such as a single dwelling attached to a non-residential structure (e.g., a store or a church) or occasionally to another residential structure (e.g., an apartment building).
  11. Movable dwelling includes mobile homes and other movable dwellings such as houseboats and railroad cars.
  12. Mother-tongue retention: Retention refers to the situation where people speak their mother tongue at home. Retention is defined as 'complete' when the mother tongue is the language spoken most often and 'partial' when it is spoken on a regular basis but not most often. The (complete or partial) retention rate refers to the proportion of the population with a given mother tongue that speaks that language at home most often or on a regular basis. The retention rate provides an indication of a group's linguistic vitality, particularly the importance of transmitting languages between generations.


Source:

Statistics Canada. 2012. Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-310-XWE2011004. Ottawa, Ontario. Analytical products, 2011 Census. Last updated October 24, 2012.
 

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