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The table shows total, male and female data grouped by geography (appearing as column headers) for selected characteristics (appearing as row headers).
Characteristic Montréal (CMA) Data quality note(s)
Quebec
(Census metropolitan area)
Nova Scotia

(Province)
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Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 3,824,221  ...Data not available ...Data not available 921,727 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 3,635,556A†  ...Data not available ...Data not available 913,462 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 5.2 ...Data not available ...Data not available 0.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 1,696,210 ...Data not available ...Data not available 442,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 1,613,260 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390,279 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 898.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 4,258.31 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,939.44 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 3,824,220 1,861,520 1,962,700 921,730 445,585 476,140
0 to 4 years 222,225 113,520 108,700 43,985 22,565 21,415
5 to 9 years 201,655 102,255 99,395 44,425 22,660 21,765
10 to 14 years 208,290 106,470 101,825 49,810 25,555 24,260
15 to 19 years 242,600 122,930 119,665 57,440 29,235 28,205
15 years 46,445 23,715 22,735 11,060 5,555 5,505
16 years 47,330 23,970 23,360 11,095 5,690 5,405
17 years 47,950 24,460 23,485 11,425 5,800 5,625
18 years 49,395 25,010 24,385 11,775 6,065 5,705
19 years 51,475 25,775 25,700 12,085 6,125 5,965
20 to 24 years 250,890 125,260 125,630 59,620 30,055 29,560
25 to 29 years 256,520 126,530 129,990 51,920 25,405 26,515
30 to 34 years 276,950 136,060 140,885 51,545 24,470 27,070
35 to 39 years 266,295 132,355 133,940 56,380 26,835 29,545
40 to 44 years 273,535 137,000 136,535 62,115 29,895 32,220
45 to 49 years 302,160 151,420 150,745 76,275 37,010 39,265
50 to 54 years 295,365 145,825 149,540 77,465 37,465 39,995
55 to 59 years 250,495 121,475 129,020 70,960 34,200 36,760
60 to 64 years 217,405 103,455 113,950 66,425 32,310 34,115
65 to 69 years 170,995 79,885 91,115 48,920 23,840 25,075
70 to 74 years 129,760 58,375 71,390 36,395 17,300 19,095
75 to 79 years 106,620 45,895 60,720 27,655 12,460 15,195
80 to 84 years 81,755 31,810 49,945 20,015 8,040 11,975
85 years and over 70,715 21,000 49,715 20,385 6,285 14,105
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 39.7 38.7 40.8 43.7 42.7 44.6
% of the population aged 15 and over 83.5 82.7 84.2 85.0 84.1 85.8
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 3,192,055 1,539,275 1,652,785 783,510 374,810 408,700
Married or living with a common-law partner 1,728,495 866,800 861,690 453,095 226,305 226,790
Married (and not separated) 1,174,405 587,860 586,540 376,020 187,865 188,155
Living common law 554,085 278,935 275,150 77,075 38,440 38,635
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 1,463,565 672,475 791,090 330,420 148,505 181,915
Single (never legally married) 1,002,695 530,050 472,645 209,180 109,775 99,405
Separated 57,625 24,045 33,580 23,545 10,105 13,445
Divorced 228,245 85,130 143,120 46,065 18,690 27,375
Widowed 174,995 33,250 141,740 51,625 9,940 41,690
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 1,034,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available 270,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 504,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available 150,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 235,285 ...Data not available ...Data not available 58,590 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 209,915 ...Data not available ...Data not available 44,395 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 84,835 ...Data not available ...Data not available 16,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 1,034,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available 270,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 844,955 ...Data not available ...Data not available 223,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 568,255 ...Data not available ...Data not available 184,870 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 249,535 ...Data not available ...Data not available 97,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 318,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available 87,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 120,220 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 136,870 ...Data not available ...Data not available 35,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 61,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available 13,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 276,705 ...Data not available ...Data not available 38,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 137,980 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 138,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 60,260 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 59,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,015 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 19,115 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 189,540 ...Data not available ...Data not available 46,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 148,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 90,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available 22,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 43,615 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 14,975 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,025 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 40,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 26,840 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 11,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 2,815 ...Data not available ...Data not available 625 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 1,127,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available 248,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 262,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,315 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 365,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available 84,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 138,260 ...Data not available ...Data not available 32,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 237,060 ...Data not available ...Data not available 50,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 123,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available 28,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available 0.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 3,752,460 1,833,900 1,918,555 906,175 439,230 466,940
Number of persons not in census families 745,900 352,880 393,020 163,895 74,725 89,165
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 81,095 34,285 46,810 17,670 7,250 10,420
Living with non-relatives only 139,370 79,375 59,995 37,430 20,250 17,180
Living alone 525,435 239,220 286,215 108,795 47,225 61,570
Number of census family persons 3,006,560 1,481,025 1,525,535 742,285 364,505 377,775
Average number of persons per census family 2.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 506,350 221,725 284,630 143,825 65,235 78,595
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 192,980 53,940 139,040 48,920 14,375 34,550
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 24,650 5,635 19,020 6,250 1,570 4,675
Living with non-relatives only 11,550 5,575 5,975 2,710 1,275 1,430
Living alone 156,780 42,730 114,050 39,970 11,530 28,440
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 313,370 167,785 145,585 94,905 50,860 44,045
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 1,613,260 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 1,017,170 ...Data not available ...Data not available 264,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 947,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available 244,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 787,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available 207,890 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 361,170 ...Data not available ...Data not available 112,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 426,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 95,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 159,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available 36,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 69,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 53,165 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 34,380 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 13,570 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,200 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 20,810 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 18,785 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,670 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 16,735 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,490 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 596,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available 125,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 525,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 108,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 70,650 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 1,613,260 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 525,830 ...Data not available ...Data not available 260,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 135,905 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 3,485 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 948,040 ...Data not available ...Data not available 97,790 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 80,320 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 52,290 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,180 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 144,345 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 665,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 56,485 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 5,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available 710 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 1,613,260 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 525,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 108,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 517,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available 149,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 246,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available 62,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 215,980 ...Data not available ...Data not available 47,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 75,405 ...Data not available ...Data not available 15,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 32,485 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 3,752,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available 906,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.3 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.3 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 3,785,915 1,845,570 1,940,345 910,620 441,190 469,425
  Single responses  3,667,620 1,786,580 1,881,045 904,285 438,165 466,125
    English  439,845 218,065 221,785 836,085 404,330 431,760
    French  2,395,525 1,161,290 1,234,235 31,105 15,005 16,100
    Non-official languages  832,245 407,220 425,025 37,090 18,825 18,260
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 535 180 355 4,685 2,280 2,405
        Atikamekw    25 5 20 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  205 85 115 25 15 15
        Dene  0 5 0 5 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  55 15 35 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  225 60 165 25 5 20
        Mi'kmaq  20 10 15 4,620 2,255 2,370
        Ojibway  5 0 0 15 5 10
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 823,845 403,005 420,840 31,675 16,170 15,510
        African languages, n.i.e 720 410 310 70 40 35
        Afrikaans  75 40 35 75 45 35
        Akan (Twi)  1,120 550 570 50 25 30
        Albanian  2,110 1,090 1,020 245 130 120
        Amharic  615 300 315 150 80 70
        Arabic  126,865 67,530 59,335 5,965 3,525 2,440
        Armenian  14,800 7,215 7,585 50 30 20
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 1,255 650 605 100 55 45
        Bengali  10,240 5,220 5,025 375 210 165
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  5,225 2,840 2,385 0 0 5
        Bisayan languages  880 270 610 85 30 55
        Bosnian  405 200 210 90 45 45
        Bulgarian  5,975 2,910 3,060 50 30 25
        Burmese  50 25 30 10 10 5
        Cantonese  10,515 4,965 5,550 590 275 315
        Chinese, n.o.s.  39,095 18,515 20,580 2,750 1,395 1,355
        Creoles  47,665 21,100 26,570 45 20 25
        Croatian  1,875 960 915 210 110 100
        Czech  1,320 615 705 180 95 90
        Danish  250 115 135 175 95 85
        Dutch  2,115 1,060 1,055 1,725 860 865
        Estonian  170 65 105 55 25 25
        Finnish  335 120 220 95 40 50
        Flemish  335 135 195 30 10 15
        Fukien  70 30 45 15 10 10
        German  10,155 4,565 5,590 3,275 1,545 1,735
        Greek  38,860 19,510 19,355 775 385 385
        Gujarati  5,895 2,885 3,005 105 60 50
        Hakka  100 40 60 0 5 0
        Hebrew  3,895 2,060 1,835 75 45 30
        Hindi  2,635 1,375 1,260 515 265 250
        Hungarian  6,005 2,870 3,140 280 130 150
        Ilocano  1,680 605 1,070 25 5 15
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 450 270 185 45 25 20
        Italian  110,125 54,285 55,835 790 445 345
        Japanese  1,805 560 1,245 305 95 210
        Khmer (Cambodian)  7,745 3,625 4,115 5 5 5
        Korean  3,870 1,705 2,160 815 360 455
        Kurdish  670 365 305 70 45 30
        Lao  3,555 1,725 1,835 10 10 0
        Latvian  275 95 180 65 35 30
        Lingala  1,740 820 925 10 0 10
        Lithuanian  570 235 330 35 15 20
        Macedonian  175 90 85 15 5 5
        Malay  555 230 325 65 20 45
        Malayalam  290 155 140 115 55 55
        Maltese  20 5 15 20 10 5
        Mandarin  10,180 4,665 5,515 905 435 470
        Marathi  150 90 60 30 15 15
        Nepali  345 160 185 225 120 105
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 3,745 1,990 1,760 110 60 45
        Norwegian  220 110 110 125 70 55
        Oromo  6,390 3,490 2,900 35 30 10
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  11,025 5,915 5,105 375 205 170
        Pashto  960 525 435 70 35 35
        Persian (Farsi)  17,895 9,340 8,560 1,185 635 550
        Polish  13,530 5,905 7,630 825 385 440
        Portuguese  29,225 14,035 15,190 380 195 185
        Romanian  28,975 13,990 14,990 170 80 85
        Rundi (Kirundi)  1,300 635 670 15 5 5
        Russian  22,480 10,095 12,385 815 395 430
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  1,280 565 715 5 5 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 125 60 60 15 10 10
        Serbian  1,735 850 885 115 55 55
        Serbo-Croatian  675 335 340 105 55 55
        Shanghainese  90 40 50 5 5 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 285 155 125 120 60 60
        Sindhi  295 140 155 15 10 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  570 300 265 110 65 45
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 65 40 25 0 0 5
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 265 140 125 10 5 10
        Slovak  1,020 440 585 120 50 70
        Slovenian  770 335 435 30 15 15
        Somali  665 335 325 40 20 20
        Spanish  111,070 54,395 56,670 1,545 750 800
        Swahili  975 485 490 75 45 35
        Swedish  435 210 225 85 40 50
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  13,280 4,550 8,730 1,185 500 685
        Taiwanese  395 185 210 40 15 25
        Tamil  13,145 6,595 6,550 270 155 110
        Telugu  350 195 155 125 75 50
        Thai  525 145 380 110 20 90
        Tibetan languages  95 55 40 5 0 0
        Tigrigna  310 140 165 55 30 30
        Turkish  6,370 3,285 3,085 275 160 110
        Ukrainian  4,365 1,885 2,480 300 130 165
        Urdu  9,615 5,005 4,610 540 290 250
        Vietnamese  24,610 11,725 12,880 450 220 230
        Yiddish  8,910 4,445 4,460 25 10 10
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 7,870 4,040 3,825 725 380 345
  Multiple responses          118,290 58,990 59,305 6,335 3,025 3,305
    English and French  40,400 20,205 20,190 3,035 1,400 1,635
    English and non-official language  21,450 10,460 10,985 2,855 1,385 1,470
    French and non-official language  44,685 22,165 22,525 315 170 150
    English, French and non-official language 11,755 6,160 5,595 130 75 55
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 3,785,915 1,845,570 1,940,345 910,615 441,190 469,430
  English only 280,785 138,010 142,775 814,670 398,830 415,845
  French only 1,401,455 626,035 775,425 875 385 490
  English and French 2,039,040 1,056,095 982,945 93,435 41,245 52,185
  Neither English nor French 64,640 25,430 39,205 1,635 735 900
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 3,785,915 1,845,570 1,940,345 910,615 441,190 469,430
  English 739,485 367,370 372,115 877,990 425,370 452,620
  French 2,767,210 1,339,785 1,427,430 29,550 14,410 15,135
  English and French 216,745 114,035 102,710 1,565 740 820
  Neither English nor French 62,470 24,385 38,090 1,515 670 845
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 847,860 424,390 423,475 30,330 14,780 15,550
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 22.4 23.0 21.8 3.3 3.4 3.3
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 3,785,915 1,845,570 1,940,345 910,620 441,195 469,425
  Single responses 3,581,800 1,744,820 1,836,985 903,215 437,540 465,675
    English 606,910 299,450 307,455 868,765 420,340 448,425
    French 2,502,410 1,217,800 1,284,605 15,935 7,625 8,315
    Non-official languages 472,485 227,560 244,920 18,510 9,570 8,940
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 195 75 125 2,770 1,395 1,380
        Atikamekw   10 5 10 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 85 35 50 5 0 0
        Dene 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais 30 10 15 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 70 25 50 0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 2,770 1,390 1,375
        Ojibway 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 469,410 226,055 243,360 15,500 8,060 7,440
        African languages, n.i.e. 185 90 95 35 15 20
        Afrikaans 25 10 10 20 10 10
        Akan (Twi) 560 255 310 10 10 5
        Albanian 1,325 670 655 125 60 60
        Amharic 325 150 180 70 35 35
        Arabic 66,910 34,230 32,680 3,495 2,030 1,465
        Armenian 10,870 5,145 5,720 15 10 10
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 225 110 125 10 5 10
        Bengali 8,155 4,050 4,100 230 115 110
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 1,780 935 840 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 230 95 135 30 15 15
        Bosnian 265 135 125 50 25 25
        Bulgarian 4,590 2,260 2,330 10 5 10
        Burmese 25 10 15 5 5 5
        Cantonese 8,120 3,870 4,245 320 165 155
        Chinese, n.o.s. 31,905 15,280 16,630 1,985 1,040 950
        Creoles 19,000 8,095 10,905 30 10 15
        Croatian 790 375 415 75 40 35
        Czech 415 195 220 45 20 25
        Danish 30 15 15 15 5 10
        Dutch 325 155 170 190 85 105
        Estonian 25 15 15 5 0 5
        Finnish 60 20 35 10 5 0
        Flemish 60 25 35 0 0 5
        Fukien 15 5 10 5 0 0
        German 1,830 840 990 1,170 565 605
        Greek 19,750 9,530 10,225 270 115 150
        Gujarati 3,930 1,895 2,040 50 25 25
        Hakka 20 5 15 0 0 0
        Hebrew 1,705 875 835 25 15 10
        Hindi 1,400 700 700 215 110 105
        Hungarian 2,240 995 1,245 65 30 30
        Ilocano 585 225 360 0 5 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 225 120 105 20 5 10
        Italian 38,855 17,585 21,280 170 75 95
        Japanese 760 330 430 130 60 70
        Khmer (Cambodian) 4,880 2,260 2,625 5 0 0
        Korean 2,840 1,305 1,525 560 265 295
        Kurdish 310 155 150 55 35 20
        Lao 2,100 1,010 1,090 0 0 0
        Latvian 85 30 50 15 10 10
        Lingala 450 205 245 5 5 5
        Lithuanian 145 55 90 5 5 5
        Macedonian 110 55 50 5 0 5
        Malay 215 105 105 20 10 10
        Malayalam 75 35 35 35 20 20
        Maltese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Mandarin 8,525 4,090 4,435 660 340 320
        Marathi 65 40 25 25 15 10
        Nepali 285 135 150 210 110 100
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 855 410 445 30 10 15
        Norwegian 40 20 20 20 10 10
        Oromo 1,935 1,025 910 20 15 5
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 8,270 4,375 3,895 180 95 80
        Pashto 775 405 365 35 20 15
        Persian (Farsi) 12,990 6,425 6,560 935 480 455
        Polish 6,365 2,885 3,485 255 125 130
        Portuguese 13,875 6,575 7,300 120 55 60
        Romanian 21,380 10,475 10,910 85 35 40
        Rundi (Kirundi) 365 165 200 10 5 0
        Russian 17,550 8,310 9,240 510 260 245
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 295 140 150 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 55 30 25 10 10 5
        Serbian 1,035 495 540 60 25 35
        Serbo-Croatian 310 145 165 50 20 25
        Shanghainese 30 10 15 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 525 330 195 195 110 85
        Sindhi 165 80 85 5 0 5
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 320 160 160 45 25 25
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 35 15 20 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 125 55 65 5 0 5
        Slovak 220 100 120 30 10 20
        Slovenian 280 115 160 5 0 0
        Somali 410 200 215 20 5 10
        Spanish 74,755 36,280 38,470 775 390 385
        Swahili 270 125 140 20 10 15
        Swedish 100 45 50 10 5 5
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 7,210 2,775 4,440 550 275 275
        Taiwanese 220 115 100 15 10 5
        Tamil 11,225 5,565 5,670 130 80 50
        Telugu 215 115 100 55 30 25
        Thai 160 75 85 60 5 55
        Tibetan languages 70 35 30 0 0 0
        Tigrigna 160 70 85 25 15 10
        Turkish 4,675 2,320 2,360 140 70 70
        Ukrainian 1,800 775 1,025 25 5 20
        Urdu 7,030 3,550 3,485 320 155 165
        Vietnamese 19,555 9,285 10,270 280 145 135
        Yiddish 6,155 3,165 2,990 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 2,870 1,435 1,440 235 120 115
  Multiple responses         204,120 100,755 103,365 7,405 3,655 3,755
    English and French 48,610 24,475 24,135 1,815 860 950
    English and non-official language 41,050 19,960 21,095 5,295 2,640 2,655
    French and non-official language 87,330 42,320 45,010 115 60 60
    English, French and non-official language 27,120 13,995 13,125 180 85 90
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 3,785,915 1,845,570 1,940,345 910,620 441,190 469,425
  None 2,955,830 1,434,280 1,521,550 863,715 418,680 445,030
  Single responses  761,210 376,665 384,550 46,065 22,110 23,960
    English  276,640 139,560 137,075 16,325 8,230 8,095
    French  230,990 113,850 117,145 15,705 6,975 8,730
    Non-official languages  253,580 123,255 130,325 14,035 6,900 7,130
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 235 85 150 1,945 900 1,045
        Atikamekw    10 5 10 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  80 40 45 10 5 5
        Dene  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  20 10 10 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  90 25 70 30 10 20
        Mi'kmaq  25 5 15 1,890 880 1,015
        Ojibway  5 0 5 10 5 5
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 248,955 120,965 127,990 11,385 5,685 5,705
        African languages, n.i.e 470 250 220 15 10 10
        Afrikaans  45 25 20 55 25 30
        Akan (Twi)  465 240 225 35 20 20
        Albanian  335 165 170 95 45 45
        Amharic  175 85 90 40 25 20
        Arabic  44,685 23,760 20,920 1,995 1,175 825
        Armenian  2,440 1,210 1,225 20 10 5
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 745 370 370 45 25 25
        Bengali  1,110 620 490 95 60 35
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  1,825 955 870 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  240 80 160 15 5 10
        Bosnian  80 30 45 35 20 15
        Bulgarian  740 340 405 25 15 10
        Burmese  15 5 10 5 0 0
        Cantonese  1,755 865 890 195 100 90
        Chinese, n.o.s.  5,055 2,325 2,730 490 225 265
        Creoles  33,300 14,930 18,370 80 25 55
        Croatian  485 220 260 70 25 40
        Czech  350 155 190 55 20 35
        Danish  110 45 65 60 30 30
        Dutch  630 290 340 550 260 285
        Estonian  55 20 30 20 5 15
        Finnish  105 45 60 25 10 10
        Flemish  55 20 40 5 0 5
        Fukien  25 10 15 10 0 5
        German  4,130 1,870 2,260 1,255 605 645
        Greek  14,145 7,120 7,030 435 225 205
        Gujarati  1,175 595 580 40 15 20
        Hakka  50 25 25 0 0 0
        Hebrew  2,935 1,455 1,485 85 45 35
        Hindi  1,790 945 850 310 165 145
        Hungarian  1,425 640 790 90 35 50
        Ilocano  505 180 325 5 0 5
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 185 100 85 15 5 5
        Italian  37,515 18,415 19,100 365 190 170
        Japanese  845 350 495 205 85 115
        Khmer (Cambodian)  2,010 925 1,085 5 0 0
        Korean  600 265 335 205 95 110
        Kurdish  205 105 100 10 5 5
        Lao  930 450 480 0 0 0
        Latvian  70 25 50 25 10 10
        Lingala  2,255 1,090 1,165 5 0 5
        Lithuanian  160 55 105 5 0 5
        Macedonian  35 20 20 5 5 5
        Malay  195 90 110 30 10 15
        Malayalam  130 65 70 55 20 35
        Maltese  0 0 0 15 5 10
        Mandarin  1,670 715 960 225 110 120
        Marathi  55 30 25 5 5 5
        Nepali  20 10 15 5 5 5
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 2,225 1,095 1,130 65 30 35
        Norwegian  90 45 45 55 25 30
        Oromo  2,215 1,145 1,065 5 5 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  1,715 940 775 125 60 60
        Pashto  80 50 30 10 5 5
        Persian (Farsi)  2,635 1,455 1,180 210 125 85
        Polish  3,015 1,215 1,795 280 135 140
        Portuguese  8,350 3,990 4,360 175 85 85
        Romanian  4,050 1,865 2,185 60 25 35
        Rundi (Kirundi)  655 320 345 5 0 0
        Russian  4,080 1,865 2,215 230 105 120
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  575 250 325 5 5 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 45 25 20 10 5 5
        Serbian  365 180 180 40 25 20
        Serbo-Croatian  135 65 70 45 20 25
        Shanghainese  45 20 30 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 215 95 120 220 90 135
        Sindhi  110 50 60 0 5 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  175 95 80 45 30 20
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 20 10 10 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 70 35 35 0 0 0
        Slovak  280 125 155 55 25 30
        Slovenian  205 85 115 15 5 5
        Somali  195 100 90 15 10 5
        Spanish  31,140 15,250 15,890 1,050 485 560
        Swahili  710 325 385 75 40 35
        Swedish  265 135 135 60 20 35
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  4,700 1,505 3,190 435 165 275
        Taiwanese  135 65 70 15 10 5
        Tamil  1,495 785 710 105 60 45
        Telugu  70 50 30 40 20 15
        Thai  235 75 155 30 5 20
        Tibetan languages  25 15 5 5 5 0
        Tigrigna  75 40 40 20 10 10
        Turkish  1,125 590 530 120 65 50
        Ukrainian  1,125 475 650 75 30 45
        Urdu  2,135 1,160 975 170 90 80
        Vietnamese  4,155 2,010 2,145 105 45 55
        Yiddish  1,675 765 910 10 5 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 4,390 2,205 2,190 705 325 380
  Multiple responses          68,875 34,630 34,245 840 400 435
    English and French  28,020 14,400 13,620 95 45 45
    English and non-official language  19,670 9,825 9,850 175 80 90
    French and non-official language  20,300 9,955 10,345 560 265 300
    English, French and non-official language  885 450 435 5 5 5

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Footnotes

Footnote 1

2011 and 2006 population

Statistics Canada is committed to protect the privacy of all Canadians and the confidentiality of the data they provide to us. As part of this commitment, some population counts of geographic areas are adjusted in order to ensure confidentiality.

Counts of the total population are rounded to a base of 5 for any dissemination block having a population of less than 15. Population counts for all standard geographic areas above the dissemination block level are derived by summing the adjusted dissemination block counts. The adjustment of dissemination block counts is controlled to ensure that the population counts for dissemination areas will always be within 5 of the actual values. The adjustment has no impact on the population counts of census divisions and large census subdivisions.

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Footnote 2

Total private dwellings

A separate set of living quarters designed for or converted for human habitation in which a person or group of persons reside or could reside. In addition, a private dwelling must have a source of heat or power and must be an enclosed space that provides shelter from the elements, as evidenced by complete and enclosed walls and roof, and by doors and windows that provide protection from wind, rain and snow.

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Footnote 3

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents

A separate set of living quarters which has a private entrance either directly from outside or from a common hall, lobby, vestibule or stairway leading to the outside, and in which a person or a group of persons live permanently.

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Footnote 4

Age

Refers to the age at last birthday before the reference date, that is, before May 10, 2011.

Refer to the Census Dictionary for more information.

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Footnote 5

Median age

The median age is an age 'x', such that exactly one half of the population is older than 'x' and the other half is younger than 'x'.

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Footnote 6

Total population 15 years and over by marital status

Refers to the marital status of the person, taking into account his/her common-law status. For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Marital status.

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Footnote 7

Total number of census families in private households

Census family - Refers to a married couple (with or without children), a common-law couple (with or without children) or a lone parent family. For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Census family.

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Footnote 8

Total number of census families in private households

Census family structure - Refers to the classification of census families into married couples (with or without children of either and/or both spouses), common-law couples (with or without children of either and/or both partners), and lone-parent families by sex of parent. A couple may be of opposite or same sex. A couple with children may be further classified as either an intact family or stepfamily, and stepfamilies may, in turn, be classified as simple or complex. Children in a census family include grandchildren living with their grandparent(s) but with no parents present.

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Footnote 9

Living with relatives

Non-relatives may be present.

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Footnote 10

Total number of private households by 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 common-law with or without children, or a lone parent living with one or more children (lone-parent family). One-family household refers to a single census family (with or without other persons) that occupies a private dwelling. Multiple-family household refers to a household in which two or more census families (with or without additional persons) occupy the same private dwelling. Family households may also be divided based on the presence of persons not in a census family.

Non-family household refers to either one person living alone in a private dwelling or to a group of two or more people who share a private dwelling, but who do not constitute a census family.

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Footnote 11

One-family-only households

Refers to households that consist solely of one census family without additional persons.

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Footnote 12

Couple-family households

Refers to households with opposite-sex or same-sex couples.

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Footnote 13

Other family households

Refers to one-census family households with additional persons and to multiple-census family households, with or without additional persons.

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Footnote 14

Couple-family households

Refers to households with opposite-sex or same-sex couples.

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Footnote 15

Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwelling

Structural type of dwelling - Characteristics that define a dwelling's structure, for example, the characteristics of a single-detached house, a semi-detached house, a row house, or an apartment or flat in a duplex. Refers to the structural characteristics and/or dwelling configuration, that is, whether the dwelling is a single-detached house, an apartment in a high-rise building, a row house, a mobile home, etc.

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Footnote 16

Movable dwelling

Includes mobile homes and other movable dwellings such as houseboats and railroad cars.

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Footnote 17

Other dwelling

The category 'Other dwelling' is a subtotal of the following categories: semi-detached house, row house, apartment or flat in a duplex, apartment in a building that has fewer than five storeys and other single-attached house.

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Footnote 18

Total number of private households by household size

Household, private - Person or group of persons occupying the same dwelling. 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.

Household size - Number of persons occupying a private dwelling. Refers to the number of usual residents in a private household.

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Footnote 19

Total population excluding institutional residents

The population excluding institutional residents includes Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants (permanent residents) excluding those who live in institutions (institutional collective dwellings). Canadian citizens and landed immigrants either: (1) have a usual place of residence in Canada; (2) are abroad either on a military base or attached to a diplomatic mission; or (3) are at sea or in port aboard merchant vessels under Canadian registry or Canadian government vessels. Since 1991, the target population also includes persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who are claiming refugee status, who hold study permits, or who hold work permits, as well as family members living with them; for census purposes, this group is referred to as non-permanent residents. The population universe does not include foreign residents.

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Footnote 20

Selected Aboriginal languages

The languages shown were selected based on the Aboriginal mother tongues most often reported as single responses in Canada in the 2011 Census of Population.

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Footnote 21

Selected non-Aboriginal languages

The languages shown were selected based on the non-Aboriginal mother tongues (other than English or French) most often reported as single responses in Canada in the 2011 Census of Population.

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Footnote 22

Other languages

This is a subtotal of all languages collected by the census that are not displayed separately here. For a full list of languages collected in the census, please refer to Appendix D in the 2011 Census Dictionary.

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Footnote 23

Official language minority

English is the first official language spoken by Quebec's official language minority, which consists of all individuals with English as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French. French is the first official language spoken by the official language minority in the country overall and in every province and territory outside Quebec, which consists of all individuals with French as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French.

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Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population.

How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2012. Montréal, Quebec (Code 462) and Nova Scotia (Code 12) (table). Census Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012.
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed October 21, 2017).

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