Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Montral, V - Quebec

Map of Montral, V (shaded in green), Quebec

Map of Montral, V

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Montral, V - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Montral, V - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
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In 2011, Montral (Ville) had a population of 1,649,519, representing a percentage change of 1.8% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 365.13 square kilometres with a population density of 4,517.6 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, Montral (Ville) had 759,946 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 2.3%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Montral (Ville) is part of the census metropolitan area of Montral.

Population and dwelling counts

Montral (Ville) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Montral (Ville) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Brossard, Que. V 79,273 71,154 11.4
Saint-Lambert, Que. V 21,555 21,599 -0.2
Boucherville, Que. V 40,753 39,062 4.3
Longueuil, Que. V 231,409 229,330 0.9
Varennes, Que. V 20,994 20,950 0.2
Repentigny, Que. V 82,000 76,237 7.6
Terrebonne, Que. V 106,322 94,703 12.3
Laval, Que. V 401,553 368,709 8.9
Montral-Est, Que. V 3,728 3,822 -2.5
Westmount, Que. V 19,931 20,494 -2.7
Montral-Ouest, Que. V 5,085 5,184 -1.9
Cte-Saint-Luc, Que. V 32,321 31,395 2.9
Hampstead, Que. V 7,153 6,996 2.2
Mont-Royal, Que. V 19,503 18,933 3.0
Dorval, Que. V 18,208 18,088 0.7
Kirkland, Que. V 21,253 20,491 3.7
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Que. V 5,073 5,197 -2.4
Senneville, Que. VL 920 962 -4.4
Dollard-Des Ormeaux, Que. V 49,637 48,930 1.4
La Prairie, Que. V 23,357 21,763 7.3
Sainte-Catherine, Que. V 16,762 16,211 3.4
Kahnawake, Que.  IRI
Deux-Montagnes, Que. V 17,552 17,402 0.9
Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, Que. V 15,689 11,311 38.7
Pointe-Calumet, Que. M 6,396 6,574 -2.7
Oka, Que. M 3,969 3,300 20.3

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 M 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 M 5,086 3,825 33.0
Saint-Amable M 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
Tmiscouata-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

Montral, V – Age distribution

Table 4 Montral, V – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 15.0% 15.8% 14.4%
15 to 64 69.8% 71.7% 68.0%
65 and over 15.2% 12.6% 17.6%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Montral, V was 15.2%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 69.8% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 15.0%. 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.

Montral, V – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Montral, 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 1,649,515 1,620,695 28,820 1.8
0 to 14 247,975 244,455 3,520 1.4
15 to 64 1,151,010 1,130,155 20,855 1.8
65 and over 250,535 246,090 4,445 1.8
Males
Total 799,880 780,640 19,240 2.5
0 to 14 126,025 124,500 1,525 1.2
15 to 64 573,145 559,595 13,550 2.4
65 and over 100,710 96,545 4,165 4.3
Females
Total 849,640 840,050 9,590 1.1
0 to 14 121,955 119,950 2,005 1.7
15 to 64 577,865 570,560 7,305 1.3
65 and over 149,825 149,540 285 0.2

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

Table 6 Montral, V – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 1,649,515 799,880 849,640
0 to 4 years 95,345 48,555 46,785
5 to 9 years 77,280 39,080 38,200
10 to 14 years 75,355 38,390 36,960
15 to 19 years 87,065 43,625 43,445
20 to 24 years 119,720 58,330 61,390
25 to 29 years 139,605 68,300 71,305
30 to 34 years 140,290 70,070 70,225
35 to 39 years 121,790 62,295 59,495
40 to 44 years 115,805 60,020 55,780
45 to 49 years 118,695 61,170 57,525
50 to 54 years 116,465 57,865 58,605
55 to 59 years 102,585 49,520 53,060
60 to 64 years 88,990 41,960 47,030
65 to 69 years 67,935 30,715 37,215
70 to 74 years 56,235 24,225 32,005
75 to 79 years 49,900 20,645 29,260
80 to 84 years 40,385 14,935 25,450
85 years and over 36,085 10,190 25,895
Median age 38.6 37.6 39.7

Montral, V – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Montral, V was 38.6 years. In comparison, the median age of Quebec was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, Quebec and Montral, V – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Quebec 41.0 41.9
Montral, V 38.8 38.6

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Montral was 410,035, which represents a change of -0.3% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Montral, 54.9% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 23.5% were common-law-couples and 21.6% were lone-parent families.

Montral – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Quebec, CSD of Montral, 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
Montral, V 410,035 225,035 54.9 96,385 23.5 88,615 21.6 -0.3
Brossard, V 23,055 15,435 66.9 4,180 18.1 3,440 14.9 10.9
Saint-Lambert, V 5,675 3,225 56.8 1,580 27.8 875 15.4 -2.9
Boucherville, V 12,470 7,020 56.3 3,870 31.0 1,580 12.7 5.0
Longueuil, V 64,370 31,780 49.4 19,445 30.2 13,140 20.4 -0.7
Varennes, V 6,235 3,025 48.5 2,285 36.6 930 14.9 1.1
Repentigny, V 24,585 12,930 52.6 7,830 31.8 3,820 15.5 6.8
Terrebonne, V 31,335 14,545 46.4 11,805 37.7 4,990 15.9 11.2
Laval, V 112,880 69,185 61.3 24,780 22.0 18,910 16.8 6.7
Montral-Est, V 975 340 34.9 345 35.4 290 29.7 -7.6
Westmount, V 5,200 3,900 75.0 565 10.9 735 14.1 -1.5
Montral-Ouest, V 1,475 1,105 74.9 140 9.5 230 15.6 1.0
Cte-Saint-Luc, V 8,550 6,785 79.4 445 5.2 1,325 15.5 2.9
Hampstead, V 1,930 1,615 83.7 95 4.9 220 11.4 2.9
Mont-Royal, V 5,265 3,965 75.3 600 11.4 695 13.2 2.2
Dorval, V 4,915 3,225 65.6 845 17.2 845 17.2 -2.2
Kirkland, V 6,070 4,960 81.7 445 7.3 670 11.0 5.1
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, V 1,245 810 65.1 220 17.7 215 17.3 -2.4
Senneville, VL 285 220 77.2 40 14.0 25 8.8 3.6
Dollard-Des Ormeaux, V 13,895 10,760 77.4 960 6.9 2,180 15.7 2.7
La Prairie, V 6,655 3,355 50.4 2,275 34.2 1,025 15.4 5.4
Sainte-Catherine, V 4,945 2,285 46.2 1,780 36.0 880 17.8 3.2
Deux-Montagnes, V 5,090 2,470 48.5 1,650 32.4 970 19.1 0.0
Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, V 4,755 2,020 42.5 2,055 43.2 665 14.0 36.8
Pointe-Calumet, M 1,860 710 38.2 810 43.5 350 18.8 -5.8
Oka, M 1,170 575 49.1 435 37.2 155 13.2 17.0

Montral – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Montral, 46.4% 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 * 113,270
Married couples without children * 111,760
Common-law-couples with children * 35,920
Common-law-couples without children * 60,465

Montral – Marital status

In Montral, 47.4% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (33.7%) or living with a common-law partner (13.8%).

The remaining 52.6% 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, Montral, V – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Montral, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 1,401,545 100.0 6,644,380 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 664,755 47.4 3,745,315 56.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 471,770 33.7 2,353,775 35.4 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 192,985 13.8 1,391,545 20.9 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 736,790 52.6 2,899,060 43.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 511,190 36.5 1,942,090 29.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 30,890 2.2 105,190 1.6 698,245 2.5
Divorced 112,560 8.0 463,830 7.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 82,145 5.9 387,950 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Montral – Types of private households

There were 759,945 private households3 in Montral in 2011, a change of 2.2% from 2006. Of these, 19.2% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 1.4% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Quebec, Montral, V – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Montral, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 759,945 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
145,625 19.2 811,120 23.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
166,605 21.9 988,410 29.1 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 83,490 11.0 346,305 10.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 309,220 40.7 1,094,410 32.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 7,025 0.9 28,420 0.8 268,060 2.0
Other households9 47,975 6.3 126,680 3.7 543,340 4.1

Montral – Structural type of dwelling

In Montral, 7.5% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 12.8% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Quebec, Montral, V – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Montral, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 759,945 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 56,815 7.5 1,560,405 46.0 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 25,075 3.3 171,435 5.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 24,800 3.3 86,040 2.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 97,645 12.8 171,110 5.0 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 442,535 58.2 1,103,845 32.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 109,155 14.4 263,860 7.8 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 3,490 0.5 15,650 0.5 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 445 0.1 23,000 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Montral, V – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Montral, 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 Montral, 12.7% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 50.3% reported French only, and 33.0% 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, 18.4% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 54.4% spoke only French and 19.7% 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 Montral, 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 1,627,950 100.0 1,627,945 100.0
English 206,210 12.7 298,955 18.4
French 818,975 50.3 886,080 54.4
Non-official language 536,560 33.0 319,955 19.7
Multiple responses 66,205 4.1 122,965 7.6
Table 13 Montral, 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 94.3 88.8 5.5
French 97.8 95.0 2.8
Non-official language 85.5 64.8 20.7

Montral, V – Non-official languages

In Montral, the three most common mother tongues were Arabic (6.0%), Italian (5.0%) and Spanish (4.8%), 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 Montral, 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.
Arabic 98,175 16.8 6.0
Italian 81,055 13.8 5.0
Spanish 77,545 13.2 4.8
Creoles 39,690 6.8 2.4
Chinese, n.o.s. 28,175 4.8 1.7

Montral, V – Bilingualism

Table 15 Montral, 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 55.5 65.7 57.4 48.7
0 to 19 39.4 64.4 29.6 42.2
20 to 44 69.0 73.7 76.1 58.0
45 to 64 56.5 64.3 59.5 48.7
65 and over 39.6 44.8 44.7 29.3
Table 16 Montral, V – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 1,627,945 100.0
English only 167,770 10.3
French only 506,670 31.1
English and French 908,090 55.8
Neither English nor French 45,425 2.8

Symbols:

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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.


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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