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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)
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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 4,400,057  ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 3,635,556A†  ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,113,487  ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 5.2 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 1,696,210 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,945,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 1,613,260 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,637 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 898.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 4,258.31 ...Data not available ...Data not available 922,509.29 ...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 4,400,055 2,156,600 2,243,455
0 to 4 years 222,225 113,520 108,700 219,665 112,885 106,775
5 to 9 years 201,655 102,255 99,395 218,915 112,200 106,715
10 to 14 years 208,290 106,470 101,825 238,780 122,465 116,315
15 to 19 years 242,600 122,930 119,665 275,165 141,670 133,500
15 years 46,445 23,715 22,735 53,725 27,620 26,110
16 years 47,330 23,970 23,360 54,885 28,475 26,410
17 years 47,950 24,460 23,485 55,400 28,510 26,885
18 years 49,395 25,010 24,385 55,380 28,425 26,955
19 years 51,475 25,775 25,700 55,785 28,640 27,140
20 to 24 years 250,890 125,260 125,630 279,825 142,290 137,535
25 to 29 years 256,520 126,530 129,990 288,780 143,475 145,305
30 to 34 years 276,950 136,060 140,885 275,985 135,220 140,755
35 to 39 years 266,295 132,355 133,940 280,870 135,455 145,415
40 to 44 years 273,535 137,000 136,535 313,765 151,430 162,335
45 to 49 years 302,160 151,420 150,745 350,600 170,580 180,020
50 to 54 years 295,365 145,825 149,540 354,610 172,060 182,550
55 to 59 years 250,495 121,475 129,020 323,335 157,455 165,880
60 to 64 years 217,405 103,455 113,950 291,040 142,645 148,395
65 to 69 years 170,995 79,885 91,115 210,900 103,785 107,115
70 to 74 years 129,760 58,375 71,390 160,715 77,350 83,360
75 to 79 years 106,620 45,895 60,720 127,480 60,720 66,760
80 to 84 years 81,755 31,810 49,945 96,945 42,745 54,200
85 years and over 70,715 21,000 49,715 92,675 32,150 60,520
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 39.7 38.7 40.8 41.9 41.1 42.7
% of the population aged 15 and over 83.5 82.7 84.2 84.6 83.9 85.3
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 3,192,055 1,539,275 1,652,785 3,722,695 1,809,045 1,913,650
Married or living with a common-law partner 1,728,495 866,800 861,690 2,154,575 1,074,965 1,079,610
Married (and not separated) 1,174,405 587,860 586,540 1,832,605 913,430 919,175
Living common law 554,085 278,935 275,150 321,965 161,530 160,435
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 1,463,565 672,475 791,090 1,568,120 734,075 834,040
Single (never legally married) 1,002,695 530,050 472,645 1,014,270 550,830 463,435
Separated 57,625 24,045 33,580 102,040 43,570 58,470
Divorced 228,245 85,130 143,120 246,515 98,130 148,385
Widowed 174,995 33,250 141,740 205,300 41,550 163,750
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 1,034,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,238,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 504,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available 645,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 235,285 ...Data not available ...Data not available 263,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 209,915 ...Data not available ...Data not available 238,525 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 84,835 ...Data not available ...Data not available 90,470 ...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 1,238,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 844,955 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,048,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 568,255 ...Data not available ...Data not available 887,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 249,535 ...Data not available ...Data not available 422,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 318,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available 465,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 120,220 ...Data not available ...Data not available 181,895 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 136,870 ...Data not available ...Data not available 205,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 61,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available 78,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 276,705 ...Data not available ...Data not available 160,360 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 137,980 ...Data not available ...Data not available 105,425 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 138,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available 54,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 60,260 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 59,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,145 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 19,115 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,225 ...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 189,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 148,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available 149,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 90,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available 90,235 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 43,615 ...Data not available ...Data not available 43,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 14,975 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,835 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 40,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available 40,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 26,840 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 11,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 2,815 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 1,127,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,230,340 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 262,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available 260,215 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 365,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available 409,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 138,260 ...Data not available ...Data not available 156,650 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 237,060 ...Data not available ...Data not available 255,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 123,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available 148,375 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1.0 ...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 4,324,505 2,122,320 2,202,185
Number of persons not in census families 745,900 352,880 393,020 807,660 383,540 424,120
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 81,095 34,285 46,810 105,450 42,525 62,925
Living with non-relatives only 139,370 79,375 59,995 203,285 111,935 91,345
Living alone 525,435 239,220 286,215 498,920 229,075 269,850
Number of census family persons 3,006,560 1,481,025 1,525,535 3,516,850 1,738,780 1,778,070
Average number of persons per census family 2.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 506,350 221,725 284,630 643,410 302,320 341,095
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 192,980 53,940 139,040 211,820 65,460 146,365
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 24,650 5,635 19,020 32,900 7,490 25,410
Living with non-relatives only 11,550 5,575 5,975 13,560 6,770 6,790
Living alone 156,780 42,730 114,050 165,365 51,195 114,165
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 313,370 167,785 145,585 431,590 236,860 194,730
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 1,613,260 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 1,017,170 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,183,075 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 947,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,041,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 787,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available 898,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 361,170 ...Data not available ...Data not available 458,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 426,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 439,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 159,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available 143,445 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 69,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available 141,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 53,165 ...Data not available ...Data not available 91,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 34,380 ...Data not available ...Data not available 66,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 13,570 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 20,810 ...Data not available ...Data not available 42,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 18,785 ...Data not available ...Data not available 25,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 16,735 ...Data not available ...Data not available 50,415 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 596,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available 581,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 525,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 498,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 70,650 ...Data not available ...Data not available 82,640 ...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 1,764,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 525,830 ...Data not available ...Data not available 842,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 135,905 ...Data not available ...Data not available 143,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 3,485 ...Data not available ...Data not available 46,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 948,040 ...Data not available ...Data not available 731,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 80,320 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 52,290 ...Data not available ...Data not available 130,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 144,345 ...Data not available ...Data not available 184,355 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 665,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 361,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 5,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,885 ...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 1,764,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 525,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 498,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 517,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available 613,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 246,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available 264,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 215,980 ...Data not available ...Data not available 237,725 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 75,405 ...Data not available ...Data not available 91,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 32,485 ...Data not available ...Data not available 58,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 3,752,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,324,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.3 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.5 ...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 4,356,205 2,137,240 2,218,965
  Single responses  3,667,620 1,786,580 1,881,045 4,273,930 2,098,055 2,175,870
    English  439,845 218,065 221,785 3,062,435 1,526,350 1,536,085
    French  2,395,525 1,161,290 1,234,235 57,275 28,315 28,965
    Non-official languages  832,245 407,220 425,025 1,154,215 543,395 610,825
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 535 180 355 1,210 540 675
        Atikamekw    25 5 20 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  205 85 115 955 435 525
        Dene  0 5 0 70 35 35
        Innu/Montagnais  55 15 35 5 5 0
        Inuktitut  225 60 165 25 10 10
        Mi'kmaq  20 10 15 15 10 5
        Ojibway  5 0 0 140 50 90
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 5 5 5
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 823,845 403,005 420,840 1,137,420 535,395 602,025
        African languages, n.i.e 720 410 310 620 330 295
        Afrikaans  75 40 35 2,735 1,330 1,405
        Akan (Twi)  1,120 550 570 455 235 220
        Albanian  2,110 1,090 1,020 1,335 695 635
        Amharic  615 300 315 1,255 615 640
        Arabic  126,865 67,530 59,335 13,050 7,505 5,550
        Armenian  14,800 7,215 7,585 1,105 560 545
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 1,255 650 605 530 235 295
        Bengali  10,240 5,220 5,025 2,410 1,265 1,145
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  5,225 2,840 2,385 15 10 5
        Bisayan languages  880 270 610 3,870 1,445 2,430
        Bosnian  405 200 210 1,275 635 640
        Bulgarian  5,975 2,910 3,060 1,945 960 985
        Burmese  50 25 30 945 485 465
        Cantonese  10,515 4,965 5,550 133,245 61,790 71,455
        Chinese, n.o.s.  39,095 18,515 20,580 120,040 55,735 64,305
        Creoles  47,665 21,100 26,570 640 315 320
        Croatian  1,875 960 915 7,820 3,860 3,955
        Czech  1,320 615 705 5,610 2,800 2,810
        Danish  250 115 135 5,250 2,575 2,675
        Dutch  2,115 1,060 1,055 23,080 11,190 11,890
        Estonian  170 65 105 820 345 475
        Finnish  335 120 220 4,090 1,705 2,390
        Flemish  335 135 195 445 215 235
        Fukien  70 30 45 1,920 835 1,085
        German  10,155 4,565 5,590 73,625 35,140 38,485
        Greek  38,860 19,510 19,355 6,250 3,360 2,885
        Gujarati  5,895 2,885 3,005 6,595 3,060 3,540
        Hakka  100 40 60 1,110 475 630
        Hebrew  3,895 2,060 1,835 1,755 970 785
        Hindi  2,635 1,375 1,260 24,640 11,840 12,800
        Hungarian  6,005 2,870 3,140 9,855 4,915 4,940
        Ilocano  1,680 605 1,070 3,755 1,465 2,290
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 450 270 185 475 265 205
        Italian  110,125 54,285 55,835 24,060 12,180 11,880
        Japanese  1,805 560 1,245 19,665 6,840 12,825
        Khmer (Cambodian)  7,745 3,625 4,115 1,465 700 770
        Korean  3,870 1,705 2,160 48,975 22,350 26,625
        Kurdish  670 365 305 1,415 775 645
        Lao  3,555 1,725 1,835 1,155 550 600
        Latvian  275 95 180 615 305 310
        Lingala  1,740 820 925 35 20 20
        Lithuanian  570 235 330 435 190 245
        Macedonian  175 90 85 275 130 140
        Malay  555 230 325 3,535 1,590 1,950
        Malayalam  290 155 140 1,460 735 725
        Maltese  20 5 15 220 115 115
        Mandarin  10,180 4,665 5,515 94,055 43,630 50,425
        Marathi  150 90 60 430 220 210
        Nepali  345 160 185 805 430 375
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 3,745 1,990 1,760 470 250 220
        Norwegian  220 110 110 2,370 1,155 1,215
        Oromo  6,390 3,490 2,900 325 185 140
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  11,025 5,915 5,105 182,915 90,900 92,020
        Pashto  960 525 435 900 485 415
        Persian (Farsi)  17,895 9,340 8,560 36,045 18,265 17,775
        Polish  13,530 5,905 7,630 17,460 8,185 9,270
        Portuguese  29,225 14,035 15,190 14,605 6,990 7,615
        Romanian  28,975 13,990 14,990 8,330 4,110 4,220
        Rundi (Kirundi)  1,300 635 670 135 60 80
        Russian  22,480 10,095 12,385 22,650 10,300 12,350
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  1,280 565 715 80 40 45
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 125 60 60 690 345 340
        Serbian  1,735 850 885 6,655 3,425 3,225
        Serbo-Croatian  675 335 340 1,425 675 755
        Shanghainese  90 40 50 1,250 530 715
        Sign languages, n.i.e 285 155 125 645 335 310
        Sindhi  295 140 155 1,770 790 975
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  570 300 265 1,405 715 685
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 65 40 25 775 400 375
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 265 140 125 495 275 225
        Slovak  1,020 440 585 3,220 1,440 1,780
        Slovenian  770 335 435 1,225 590 640
        Somali  665 335 325 975 495 480
        Spanish  111,070 54,395 56,670 40,795 19,325 21,470
        Swahili  975 485 490 755 390 365
        Swedish  435 210 225 2,740 1,195 1,545
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  13,280 4,550 8,730 66,120 25,835 40,285
        Taiwanese  395 185 210 5,675 2,640 3,035
        Tamil  13,145 6,595 6,550 3,135 1,635 1,500
        Telugu  350 195 155 570 295 270
        Thai  525 145 380 2,410 730 1,680
        Tibetan languages  95 55 40 200 115 85
        Tigrigna  310 140 165 590 285 300
        Turkish  6,370 3,285 3,085 2,890 1,650 1,235
        Ukrainian  4,365 1,885 2,480 9,680 4,215 5,460
        Urdu  9,615 5,005 4,610 8,450 4,315 4,140
        Vietnamese  24,610 11,725 12,880 25,100 11,745 13,360
        Yiddish  8,910 4,445 4,460 350 185 170
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 7,870 4,040 3,825 15,585 7,455 8,130
  Multiple responses          118,290 58,990 59,305 82,280 39,185 43,095
    English and French  40,400 20,205 20,190 8,600 4,065 4,535
    English and non-official language  21,450 10,460 10,985 68,800 32,875 35,925
    French and non-official language  44,685 22,165 22,525 3,345 1,520 1,830
    English, French and non-official language 11,755 6,160 5,595 1,530 725 805
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 4,356,210 2,137,240 2,218,965
  English only 280,785 138,010 142,775 3,912,950 1,943,760 1,969,190
  French only 1,401,455 626,035 775,425 2,045 950 1,095
  English and French 2,039,040 1,056,095 982,945 296,645 132,940 163,705
  Neither English nor French 64,640 25,430 39,205 144,555 59,590 84,965
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 4,356,205 2,137,245 2,218,965
  English 739,485 367,370 372,115 4,143,245 2,044,365 2,098,885
  French 2,767,210 1,339,785 1,427,430 53,725 26,660 27,065
  English and French 216,745 114,035 102,710 16,935 7,710 9,220
  Neither English nor French 62,470 24,385 38,090 142,300 58,510 83,790
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 847,860 424,390 423,475 62,190 30,515 31,680
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 22.4 23.0 21.8 1.4 1.4 1.4
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 4,356,205 2,137,245 2,218,965
  Single responses 3,581,800 1,744,820 1,836,985 4,193,385 2,059,465 2,133,915
    English 606,910 299,450 307,455 3,506,595 1,733,775 1,772,820
    French 2,502,410 1,217,800 1,284,605 16,685 8,015 8,665
    Non-official languages 472,485 227,560 244,920 670,100 317,670 352,430
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 195 75 125 175 85 85
        Atikamekw   10 5 10 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 85 35 50 135 70 65
        Dene 0 0 0 15 5 5
        Innu/Montagnais 30 10 15 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 70 25 50 5 5 5
        Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Ojibway 0 0 0 15 10 5
        Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 469,410 226,055 243,360 665,750 315,485 350,265
        African languages, n.i.e. 185 90 95 190 80 105
        Afrikaans 25 10 10 1,385 685 690
        Akan (Twi) 560 255 310 120 60 60
        Albanian 1,325 670 655 700 345 350
        Amharic 325 150 180 555 245 310
        Arabic 66,910 34,230 32,680 7,640 4,065 3,575
        Armenian 10,870 5,145 5,720 490 250 240
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 225 110 125 115 50 65
        Bengali 8,155 4,050 4,100 1,465 715 750
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 1,780 935 840 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 230 95 135 1,265 540 720
        Bosnian 265 135 125 705 370 340
        Bulgarian 4,590 2,260 2,330 1,085 530 555
        Burmese 25 10 15 585 315 270
        Cantonese 8,120 3,870 4,245 103,550 47,585 55,970
        Chinese, n.o.s. 31,905 15,280 16,630 81,270 37,740 43,525
        Creoles 19,000 8,095 10,905 315 145 165
        Croatian 790 375 415 2,540 1,200 1,340
        Czech 415 195 220 1,570 795 775
        Danish 30 15 15 325 160 170
        Dutch 325 155 170 2,230 1,055 1,175
        Estonian 25 15 15 110 40 70
        Finnish 60 20 35 795 350 445
        Flemish 60 25 35 50 25 20
        Fukien 15 5 10 690 310 380
        German 1,830 840 990 11,555 5,430 6,120
        Greek 19,750 9,530 10,225 2,105 1,015 1,095
        Gujarati 3,930 1,895 2,040 3,045 1,335 1,710
        Hakka 20 5 15 320 145 175
        Hebrew 1,705 875 835 780 395 390
        Hindi 1,400 700 700 12,390 5,900 6,490
        Hungarian 2,240 995 1,245 2,560 1,235 1,325
        Ilocano 585 225 360 1,190 530 660
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 225 120 105 180 85 85
        Italian 38,855 17,585 21,280 6,250 2,730 3,520
        Japanese 760 330 430 9,540 3,985 5,555
        Khmer (Cambodian) 4,880 2,260 2,625 750 370 385
        Korean 2,840 1,305 1,525 38,810 17,985 20,830
        Kurdish 310 155 150 945 490 460
        Lao 2,100 1,010 1,090 545 270 275
        Latvian 85 30 50 105 50 50
        Lingala 450 205 245 10 5 5
        Lithuanian 145 55 90 65 30 35
        Macedonian 110 55 50 140 70 70
        Malay 215 105 105 1,320 655 660
        Malayalam 75 35 35 690 350 340
        Maltese 0 0 0 15 10 5
        Mandarin 8,525 4,090 4,435 78,070 36,945 41,130
        Marathi 65 40 25 230 120 105
        Nepali 285 135 150 525 275 250
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 855 410 445 140 65 75
        Norwegian 40 20 20 160 80 80
        Oromo 1,935 1,025 910 175 80 95
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 8,270 4,375 3,895 137,390 67,955 69,430
        Pashto 775 405 365 565 295 270
        Persian (Farsi) 12,990 6,425 6,560 24,750 12,095 12,655
        Polish 6,365 2,885 3,485 6,395 3,065 3,330
        Portuguese 13,875 6,575 7,300 5,195 2,405 2,785
        Romanian 21,380 10,475 10,910 4,155 2,050 2,105
        Rundi (Kirundi) 365 165 200 75 30 45
        Russian 17,550 8,310 9,240 12,205 5,880 6,320
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 295 140 150 25 10 15
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 55 30 25 465 230 235
        Serbian 1,035 495 540 4,020 2,020 2,000
        Serbo-Croatian 310 145 165 615 300 315
        Shanghainese 30 10 15 555 260 295
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 525 330 195 980 535 450
        Sindhi 165 80 85 675 295 385
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 320 160 160 595 295 300
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 35 15 20 620 315 300
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 125 55 65 80 35 45
        Slovak 220 100 120 1,080 515 570
        Slovenian 280 115 160 165 70 100
        Somali 410 200 215 625 310 315
        Spanish 74,755 36,280 38,470 20,585 10,025 10,555
        Swahili 270 125 140 250 130 125
        Swedish 100 45 50 430 195 235
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 7,210 2,775 4,440 29,380 12,780 16,600
        Taiwanese 220 115 100 2,910 1,390 1,515
        Tamil 11,225 5,565 5,670 1,965 1,010 960
        Telugu 215 115 100 290 145 140
        Thai 160 75 85 845 375 475
        Tibetan languages 70 35 30 100 55 45
        Tigrigna 160 70 85 295 135 160
        Turkish 4,675 2,320 2,360 1,365 725 645
        Ukrainian 1,800 775 1,025 1,070 475 595
        Urdu 7,030 3,550 3,485 5,430 2,700 2,730
        Vietnamese 19,555 9,285 10,270 17,270 8,085 9,180
        Yiddish 6,155 3,165 2,990 10 5 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 2,870 1,435 1,440 4,180 2,100 2,075
  Multiple responses         204,120 100,755 103,365 162,820 77,775 85,050
    English and French 48,610 24,475 24,135 4,700 2,240 2,460
    English and non-official language 41,050 19,960 21,095 155,065 74,155 80,905
    French and non-official language 87,330 42,320 45,010 930 435 495
    English, French and non-official language 27,120 13,995 13,125 2,130 940 1,185
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 4,356,205 2,137,240 2,218,965
  None 2,955,830 1,434,280 1,521,550 3,740,260 1,844,645 1,895,615
  Single responses  761,210 376,665 384,550 604,495 287,270 317,220
    English  276,640 139,560 137,075 249,765 122,305 127,455
    French  230,990 113,850 117,145 38,175 17,315 20,865
    Non-official languages  253,580 123,255 130,325 316,550 147,655 168,900
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 235 85 150 845 400 445
        Atikamekw    10 5 10 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  80 40 45 705 335 365
        Dene  0 0 0 30 15 20
        Innu/Montagnais  20 10 10 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  90 25 70 20 10 5
        Mi'kmaq  25 5 15 10 5 5
        Ojibway  5 0 5 80 35 45
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 5 0 5
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 248,955 120,965 127,990 305,355 142,340 163,020
        African languages, n.i.e 470 250 220 310 165 140
        Afrikaans  45 25 20 1,340 650 690
        Akan (Twi)  465 240 225 260 130 125
        Albanian  335 165 170 405 200 205
        Amharic  175 85 90 460 220 245
        Arabic  44,685 23,760 20,920 3,845 2,280 1,570
        Armenian  2,440 1,210 1,225 320 160 165
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 745 370 370 215 95 125
        Bengali  1,110 620 490 570 285 285
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  1,825 955 870 0 5 0
        Bisayan languages  240 80 160 920 345 575
        Bosnian  80 30 45 395 190 205
        Bulgarian  740 340 405 495 215 275
        Burmese  15 5 10 235 110 130
        Cantonese  1,755 865 890 29,240 13,945 15,290
        Chinese, n.o.s.  5,055 2,325 2,730 20,595 9,830 10,760
        Creoles  33,300 14,930 18,370 490 250 235
        Croatian  485 220 260 3,195 1,585 1,615
        Czech  350 155 190 1,940 900 1,045
        Danish  110 45 65 1,705 765 940
        Dutch  630 290 340 6,930 3,130 3,805
        Estonian  55 20 30 235 100 135
        Finnish  105 45 60 1,290 550 740
        Flemish  55 20 40 125 50 70
        Fukien  25 10 15 670 295 380
        German  4,130 1,870 2,260 23,905 10,935 12,970
        Greek  14,145 7,120 7,030 3,310 1,730 1,580
        Gujarati  1,175 595 580 3,185 1,485 1,705
        Hakka  50 25 25 315 135 175
        Hebrew  2,935 1,455 1,485 1,090 575 515
        Hindi  1,790 945 850 12,695 6,190 6,505
        Hungarian  1,425 640 790 2,950 1,405 1,545
        Ilocano  505 180 325 945 360 590
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 185 100 85 175 90 85
        Italian  37,515 18,415 19,100 9,605 4,715 4,890
        Japanese  845 350 495 9,050 3,635 5,415
        Khmer (Cambodian)  2,010 925 1,085 365 170 195
        Korean  600 265 335 6,890 3,125 3,765
        Kurdish  205 105 100 270 160 110
        Lao  930 450 480 410 200 210
        Latvian  70 25 50 120 45 75
        Lingala  2,255 1,090 1,165 65 25 40
        Lithuanian  160 55 105 115 55 60
        Macedonian  35 20 20 60 25 35
        Malay  195 90 110 1,450 645 805
        Malayalam  130 65 70 520 260 260
        Maltese  0 0 0 80 30 50
        Mandarin  1,670 715 960 17,925 8,150 9,775
        Marathi  55 30 25 125 65 65
        Nepali  20 10 15 155 80 75
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 2,225 1,095 1,130 295 155 135
        Norwegian  90 45 45 715 330 380
        Oromo  2,215 1,145 1,065 65 45 25
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  1,715 940 775 34,010 17,040 16,970
        Pashto  80 50 30 235 120 120
        Persian (Farsi)  2,635 1,455 1,180 7,025 3,725 3,300
        Polish  3,015 1,215 1,795 5,450 2,475 2,975
        Portuguese  8,350 3,990 4,360 5,640 2,625 3,010
        Romanian  4,050 1,865 2,185 2,410 1,135 1,270
        Rundi (Kirundi)  655 320 345 40 25 25
        Russian  4,080 1,865 2,215 6,140 2,715 3,425
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  575 250 325 30 15 15
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 45 25 20 160 85 70
        Serbian  365 180 180 1,855 955 905
        Serbo-Croatian  135 65 70 435 190 245
        Shanghainese  45 20 30 485 215 265
        Sign languages, n.i.e 215 95 120 865 345 520
        Sindhi  110 50 60 930 400 530
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  175 95 80 570 285 290
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 20 10 10 65 35 30
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 70 35 35 150 75 75
        Slovak  280 125 155 1,035 400 635
        Slovenian  205 85 115 345 155 190
        Somali  195 100 90 365 190 175
        Spanish  31,140 15,250 15,890 20,930 10,065 10,865
        Swahili  710 325 385 580 280 300
        Swedish  265 135 135 1,220 535 680
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  4,700 1,505 3,190 24,810 9,040 15,775
        Taiwanese  135 65 70 2,675 1,275 1,395
        Tamil  1,495 785 710 910 480 430
        Telugu  70 50 30 195 100 95
        Thai  235 75 155 1,110 370 740
        Tibetan languages  25 15 5 45 30 25
        Tigrigna  75 40 40 175 85 90
        Turkish  1,125 590 530 1,020 575 445
        Ukrainian  1,125 475 650 1,930 830 1,100
        Urdu  2,135 1,160 975 2,425 1,260 1,170
        Vietnamese  4,155 2,010 2,145 5,945 2,880 3,060
        Yiddish  1,675 765 910 90 35 50
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 4,390 2,205 2,190 10,345 4,910 5,435
  Multiple responses          68,875 34,630 34,245 11,455 5,320 6,130
    English and French  28,020 14,400 13,620 1,090 495 595
    English and non-official language  19,670 9,825 9,850 4,540 2,185 2,350
    French and non-official language  20,300 9,955 10,345 5,760 2,610 3,145
    English, French and non-official language  885 450 435 70 30 40

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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.

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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 British Columbia (Code 59) (table). Census Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012.
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