Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Pointe-Claire, V - Quebec

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Pointe-Claire, V - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

Prov. rank
36
Nat. rank
141

In 2011, Pointe-Claire (Ville) had a population of 30,790, representing a percentage change of 2.1% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 18.88 square kilometres with a population density of 1,631.0 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, Pointe-Claire (Ville) had 12,067 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 0.1%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

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

Population and dwelling counts

Pointe-Claire (Ville) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Pointe-Claire (Ville) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Dorval, Que. V 18,208 18,088 0.7
Kirkland, Que. V 21,253 20,491 3.7
Beaconsfield, Que. V 19,505 19,194 1.6
Dollard-Des Ormeaux, Que. V 49,637 48,930 1.4
Chteauguay, Que. V 45,904 42,786 7.3
Notre-Dame-de-l'le-Perrot, Que. V 10,620 9,885 7.4

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

Pointe-Claire, V – Age distribution

Table 4 Pointe-Claire, V – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 15.2% 16.7% 13.9%
15 to 64 63.8% 66.0% 61.9%
65 and over 21.0% 17.3% 24.2%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Pointe-Claire, V was 21.0%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 63.8% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 15.2%. 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.

Pointe-Claire, V – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Pointe-Claire, 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 30,790 30,165 625 2.1
0 to 14 4,695 5,250 -555 -10.6
15 to 64 19,645 19,490 155 0.8
65 and over 6,455 5,415 1,040 19.2
Males
Total 14,375 14,290 85 0.6
0 to 14 2,405 2,725 -320 -11.7
15 to 64 9,485 9,480 5 0.1
65 and over 2,485 2,085 400 19.2
Females
Total 16,415 15,870 545 3.4
0 to 14 2,285 2,530 -245 -9.7
15 to 64 10,160 10,010 150 1.5
65 and over 3,970 3,335 635 19.0

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

Table 6 Pointe-Claire, V – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 30,790 14,375 16,415
0 to 4 years 1,320 685 640
5 to 9 years 1,535 775 765
10 to 14 years 1,830 950 880
15 to 19 years 2,235 1,125 1,105
20 to 24 years 1,780 910 870
25 to 29 years 1,225 640 585
30 to 34 years 1,260 585 675
35 to 39 years 1,585 725 860
40 to 44 years 2,060 950 1,105
45 to 49 years 2,615 1,235 1,380
50 to 54 years 2,600 1,270 1,325
55 to 59 years 2,290 1,095 1,195
60 to 64 years 1,990 935 1,060
65 to 69 years 1,485 705 780
70 to 74 years 1,205 510 695
75 to 79 years 1,165 435 730
80 to 84 years 1,265 435 830
85 years and over 1,335 400 935
Median age 46.2 44.2 47.7

Pointe-Claire, V – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Pointe-Claire, V was 46.2 years. In comparison, the median age of Quebec was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, Quebec and Pointe-Claire, V – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Quebec 41.0 41.9
Pointe-Claire, V 43.2 46.2

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Pointe-Claire was 8,445, which represents a change of 0.4% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Pointe-Claire, 72.2% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 12.7% were common-law-couples and 15.2% were lone-parent families.

Pointe-Claire – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Quebec, CSD of Pointe-Claire, 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
Pointe-Claire, V 8,445 6,100 72.2 1,070 12.7 1,280 15.2 0.4
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
Beaconsfield, V 5,650 4,475 79.2 545 9.6 630 11.2 2.3
Dollard-Des Ormeaux, V 13,895 10,760 77.4 960 6.9 2,180 15.7 2.7
Chteauguay, V 13,410 7,610 56.7 3,340 24.9 2,465 18.4 7.8
Notre-Dame-de-l'le-Perrot, V 3,190 1,940 60.8 910 28.5 350 11.0 8.7

Pointe-Claire – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Pointe-Claire, 51.5% 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 * 3,175
Married couples without children * 2,920
Common-law-couples with children * 520
Common-law-couples without children * 555

Pointe-Claire – Marital status

In Pointe-Claire, 56.5% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (48.3%) or living with a common-law partner (8.2%).

The remaining 43.5% 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, Pointe-Claire, V – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Pointe-Claire, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 26,100 100.0 6,644,380 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 14,750 56.5 3,745,315 56.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 12,605 48.3 2,353,775 35.4 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 2,150 8.2 1,391,545 20.9 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 11,345 43.5 2,899,060 43.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 6,760 25.9 1,942,090 29.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 425 1.6 105,190 1.6 698,245 2.5
Divorced 1,735 6.6 463,830 7.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 2,430 9.3 387,950 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Pointe-Claire – Types of private households

There were 12,070 private households3 in Pointe-Claire in 2011, a change of 0.2% from 2006. Of these, 30.0% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -4.9% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Quebec, Pointe-Claire, V – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Pointe-Claire, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 12,070 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
3,615 30.0 811,120 23.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
3,360 27.8 988,410 29.1 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 1,220 10.1 346,305 10.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 3,495 29.0 1,094,410 32.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 125 1.0 28,420 0.8 268,060 2.0
Other households9 250 2.1 126,680 3.7 543,340 4.1

Pointe-Claire – Structural type of dwelling

In Pointe-Claire, 54.6% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 17.4% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Quebec, Pointe-Claire, V – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Pointe-Claire, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 12,065 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 6,585 54.6 1,560,405 46.0 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 890 7.4 171,435 5.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 1,220 10.1 86,040 2.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 2,100 17.4 171,110 5.0 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1,175 9.7 1,103,845 32.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 90 0.7 263,860 7.8 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 10 0.1 15,650 0.5 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 5 0.0 23,000 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Pointe-Claire, V – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Pointe-Claire, 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 Pointe-Claire, 52.8% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 22.1% reported French only, and 21.4% 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, 65.3% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 19.0% spoke only French and 10.5% 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 Pointe-Claire, 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 30,530 100.0 30,530 100.0
English 16,130 52.8 19,945 65.3
French 6,740 22.1 5,795 19.0
Non-official language 6,520 21.4 3,215 10.5
Multiple responses 1,135 3.7 1,575 5.2
Table 13 Pointe-Claire, 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 99.3 97.9 1.4
French 89.8 76.9 13.0
Non-official language 77.1 55.1 22.0

Pointe-Claire, V – Non-official languages

In Pointe-Claire, the three most common mother tongues were Chinese, n.o.s. (2.3%), Italian (2.2%) and Spanish (1.8%), 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 Pointe-Claire, 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.
Chinese, n.o.s. 700 10.0 2.3
Italian 680 9.7 2.2
Spanish 555 7.9 1.8
Arabic 545 7.8 1.8
German 355 5.1 1.2

Pointe-Claire, V – Bilingualism

Table 15 Pointe-Claire, 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 68.7 65.6 86.2 58.1
0 to 19 70.1 70.8 71.1 66.3
20 to 44 80.5 83.3 95.1 62.6
45 to 64 72.3 68.5 91.3 60.8
65 and over 46.9 35.1 81.8 38.2
Table 16 Pointe-Claire, V – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 30,525 100.0
English only 7,800 25.6
French only 1,260 4.1
English and French 21,140 69.3
Neither English nor French 325 1.1

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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