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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
Quebec
(Population centre)
Nova Scotia

(Province)
Change geography 1 Change geography 2
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 3,407,963 ...Data not available ...Data not available 921,727 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 3,260,508A  ...Data not available ...Data not available 913,462 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 4.5 ...Data not available ...Data not available 0.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 1,524,857 ...Data not available ...Data not available 442,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 1,448,612 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390,279 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 2,205.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 1,545.30 ...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 3,407,960 1,654,965 1,753,000 921,730 445,585 476,140
0 to 4 years 196,500 100,320 96,175 43,985 22,565 21,415
5 to 9 years 177,785 90,145 87,640 44,425 22,660 21,765
10 to 14 years 183,050 93,415 89,640 49,810 25,555 24,260
15 to 19 years 212,955 107,750 105,205 57,440 29,235 28,205
15 years 40,590 20,670 19,920 11,060 5,555 5,505
16 years 41,340 20,890 20,450 11,095 5,690 5,405
17 years 42,055 21,530 20,525 11,425 5,800 5,625
18 years 43,450 21,905 21,550 11,775 6,065 5,705
19 years 45,510 22,750 22,760 12,085 6,125 5,965
20 to 24 years 227,225 113,055 114,170 59,620 30,055 29,560
25 to 29 years 233,825 115,275 118,550 51,920 25,405 26,515
30 to 34 years 249,150 122,350 126,790 51,545 24,470 27,070
35 to 39 years 238,830 118,815 120,010 56,380 26,835 29,545
40 to 44 years 243,545 122,085 121,460 62,115 29,895 32,220
45 to 49 years 266,580 133,705 132,870 76,275 37,010 39,265
50 to 54 years 260,505 128,400 132,105 77,465 37,465 39,995
55 to 59 years 221,725 107,090 114,635 70,960 34,200 36,760
60 to 64 years 192,530 91,245 101,285 66,425 32,310 34,115
65 to 69 years 151,020 70,010 81,005 48,920 23,840 25,075
70 to 74 years 116,005 51,790 64,215 36,395 17,300 19,095
75 to 79 years 96,600 41,345 55,255 27,655 12,460 15,195
80 to 84 years 74,685 28,770 45,915 20,015 8,040 11,975
85 years and over 65,460 19,395 46,070 20,385 6,285 14,105
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 39.7 38.6 40.7 43.7 42.7 44.6
% of the population aged 15 and over 83.6 82.8 84.4 85.0 84.1 85.8
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 2,850,620 1,371,085 1,479,540 783,510 374,810 408,700
Married or living with a common-law partner 1,518,895 761,840 757,055 453,095 226,305 226,790
Married (and not separated) 1,053,300 527,105 526,195 376,020 187,865 188,155
Living common law 465,595 234,740 230,860 77,075 38,440 38,635
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 1,331,730 609,240 722,485 330,420 148,505 181,915
Single (never legally married) 913,410 481,340 432,070 209,180 109,775 99,405
Separated 53,010 21,955 31,055 23,545 10,105 13,445
Divorced 206,885 76,335 130,550 46,065 18,690 27,375
Widowed 158,425 29,610 128,815 51,625 9,940 41,690
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 912,560 ...Data not available ...Data not available 270,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 444,320 ...Data not available ...Data not available 150,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 208,445 ...Data not available ...Data not available 58,590 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 184,610 ...Data not available ...Data not available 44,395 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 75,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available 16,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 912,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available 270,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 741,690 ...Data not available ...Data not available 223,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 509,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 184,870 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 218,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available 97,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 290,145 ...Data not available ...Data not available 87,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 109,455 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 124,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 35,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 56,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available 13,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 232,555 ...Data not available ...Data not available 38,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 119,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 113,090 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 50,045 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 47,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,015 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 15,160 ...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 170,870 ...Data not available ...Data not available 46,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 135,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 82,260 ...Data not available ...Data not available 22,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 39,285 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 13,610 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,025 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 35,715 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 23,605 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 9,660 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 2,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available 625 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 999,380 ...Data not available ...Data not available 248,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 232,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,315 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 321,320 ...Data not available ...Data not available 84,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 120,865 ...Data not available ...Data not available 32,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 210,580 ...Data not available ...Data not available 50,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 114,150 ...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 3,343,655 1,630,880 1,712,775 906,175 439,230 466,940
Number of persons not in census families 690,020 325,700 364,320 163,895 74,725 89,165
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 74,435 31,400 43,035 17,670 7,250 10,420
Living with non-relatives only 130,330 74,220 56,110 37,430 20,250 17,180
Living alone 485,260 220,085 265,175 108,795 47,225 61,570
Number of census family persons 2,653,630 1,305,180 1,348,450 742,285 364,505 377,775
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 455,070 197,535 257,530 143,825 65,235 78,595
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 176,390 48,695 127,695 48,920 14,375 34,550
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 22,230 4,940 17,290 6,250 1,570 4,675
Living with non-relatives only 10,335 4,975 5,360 2,710 1,275 1,430
Living alone 143,820 38,775 105,045 39,970 11,530 28,440
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 278,680 148,840 129,840 94,905 50,860 44,045
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 1,448,610 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 896,840 ...Data not available ...Data not available 264,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 834,070 ...Data not available ...Data not available 244,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 690,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available 207,890 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 315,040 ...Data not available ...Data not available 112,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 374,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available 95,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 144,045 ...Data not available ...Data not available 36,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 62,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 47,610 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 30,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 12,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,200 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 18,755 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 16,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,670 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 15,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,490 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 551,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available 125,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 485,260 ...Data not available ...Data not available 108,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 66,510 ...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 1,448,610 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 416,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available 260,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 134,665 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 2,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 895,035 ...Data not available ...Data not available 97,790 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 72,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 50,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,180 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 133,955 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 632,915 ...Data not available ...Data not available 56,485 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 5,015 ...Data not available ...Data not available 710 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 1,448,615 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 485,260 ...Data not available ...Data not available 108,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 458,860 ...Data not available ...Data not available 149,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 218,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available 62,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 189,955 ...Data not available ...Data not available 47,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 66,785 ...Data not available ...Data not available 15,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 29,285 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 3,343,655 ...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 3,372,940 1,640,835 1,732,110 910,620 441,190 469,425
  Single responses  3,260,000 1,584,520 1,675,480 904,285 438,165 466,125
    English  406,795 201,720 205,070 836,085 404,330 431,760
    French  2,034,755 982,635 1,052,115 31,105 15,005 16,100
    Non-official languages  818,455 400,170 418,290 37,090 18,825 18,260
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 525 175 345 4,685 2,280 2,405
        Atikamekw    25 5 20 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  200 90 115 25 15 15
        Dene  0 5 0 5 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  50 15 35 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  215 55 160 25 5 20
        Mi'kmaq  20 5 15 4,620 2,255 2,370
        Ojibway  5 5 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 21 810,280 396,055 414,225 31,675 16,170 15,510
        African languages, n.i.e 710 405 305 70 40 35
        Afrikaans  70 40 30 75 45 35
        Akan (Twi)  1,105 540 565 50 25 30
        Albanian  2,025 1,045 980 245 130 120
        Amharic  605 295 310 150 80 70
        Arabic  125,925 66,985 58,935 5,965 3,525 2,440
        Armenian  14,735 7,175 7,555 50 30 20
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 1,230 640 590 100 55 45
        Bengali  10,145 5,170 4,975 375 210 165
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  5,185 2,820 2,365 0 0 5
        Bisayan languages  860 270 590 85 30 55
        Bosnian  385 190 200 90 45 45
        Bulgarian  5,880 2,860 3,015 50 30 25
        Burmese  50 20 25 10 10 5
        Cantonese  10,440 4,930 5,515 590 275 315
        Chinese, n.o.s.  38,785 18,370 20,415 2,750 1,395 1,355
        Creoles  47,240 20,905 26,335 45 20 25
        Croatian  1,805 920 885 210 110 100
        Czech  1,265 590 680 180 95 90
        Danish  225 110 115 175 95 85
        Dutch  1,905 935 970 1,725 860 865
        Estonian  165 60 100 55 25 25
        Finnish  310 110 200 95 40 50
        Flemish  295 110 180 30 10 15
        Fukien  65 30 45 15 10 10
        German  9,355 4,180 5,175 3,275 1,545 1,735
        Greek  38,430 19,255 19,180 775 385 385
        Gujarati  5,870 2,880 3,000 105 60 50
        Hakka  105 40 60 0 5 0
        Hebrew  3,865 2,045 1,820 75 45 30
        Hindi  2,620 1,375 1,250 515 265 250
        Hungarian  5,780 2,750 3,035 280 130 150
        Ilocano  1,670 605 1,065 25 5 15
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 450 265 180 45 25 20
        Italian  108,435 53,295 55,135 790 445 345
        Japanese  1,790 560 1,225 305 95 210
        Khmer (Cambodian)  7,605 3,565 4,040 5 5 5
        Korean  3,830 1,690 2,145 815 360 455
        Kurdish  660 360 295 70 45 30
        Lao  3,510 1,700 1,805 10 10 0
        Latvian  265 95 170 65 35 30
        Lingala  1,715 805 910 10 0 10
        Lithuanian  550 230 320 35 15 20
        Macedonian  170 85 85 15 5 5
        Malay  545 230 320 65 20 45
        Malayalam  290 155 140 115 55 55
        Maltese  15 5 10 20 10 5
        Mandarin  10,075 4,620 5,455 905 435 470
        Marathi  145 90 55 30 15 15
        Nepali  205 95 110 225 120 105
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 3,685 1,955 1,730 110 60 45
        Norwegian  210 105 100 125 70 55
        Oromo  6,325 3,455 2,870 35 30 10
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  10,970 5,890 5,085 375 205 170
        Pashto  955 525 430 70 35 35
        Persian (Farsi)  17,745 9,245 8,500 1,185 635 550
        Polish  12,935 5,630 7,305 825 385 440
        Portuguese  28,490 13,670 14,815 380 195 185
        Romanian  28,440 13,715 14,725 170 80 85
        Rundi (Kirundi)  1,250 605 640 15 5 5
        Russian  21,845 9,795 12,060 815 395 430
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  1,245 550 695 5 5 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 120 60 60 15 10 10
        Serbian  1,690 830 860 115 55 55
        Serbo-Croatian  655 325 330 105 55 55
        Shanghainese  85 40 45 5 5 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 265 145 125 120 60 60
        Sindhi  295 140 150 15 10 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  555 290 265 110 65 45
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 60 35 20 0 0 5
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 260 140 125 10 5 10
        Slovak  980 420 560 120 50 70
        Slovenian  745 330 420 30 15 15
        Somali  635 325 315 40 20 20
        Spanish  107,765 52,715 55,050 1,545 750 800
        Swahili  940 475 465 75 45 35
        Swedish  415 200 215 85 40 50
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  13,180 4,530 8,655 1,185 500 685
        Taiwanese  390 185 205 40 15 25
        Tamil  13,130 6,585 6,540 270 155 110
        Telugu  350 200 155 125 75 50
        Thai  510 140 375 110 20 90
        Tibetan languages  95 55 45 5 0 0
        Tigrigna  305 140 170 55 30 30
        Turkish  6,275 3,230 3,040 275 160 110
        Ukrainian  4,225 1,830 2,400 300 130 165
        Urdu  9,565 4,975 4,590 540 290 250
        Vietnamese  24,430 11,640 12,790 450 220 230
        Yiddish  8,900 4,445 4,460 25 10 10
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 7,650 3,940 3,715 725 380 345
  Multiple responses          112,940 56,315 56,625 6,335 3,025 3,305
    English and French  36,535 18,285 18,250 3,035 1,400 1,635
    English and non-official language  21,080 10,295 10,785 2,855 1,385 1,470
    French and non-official language  43,835 21,725 22,115 315 170 150
    English, French and non-official language 11,485 6,005 5,475 130 75 55
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 3,372,940 1,640,835 1,732,110 910,615 441,190 469,430
  English only 269,225 132,310 136,910 814,670 398,830 415,845
  French only 1,181,170 523,205 657,960 875 385 490
  English and French 1,858,750 960,320 898,435 93,435 41,245 52,185
  Neither English nor French 63,800 25,000 38,805 1,635 735 900
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 3,372,940 1,640,835 1,732,110 910,615 441,190 469,430
  English 701,100 348,325 352,775 877,990 425,370 452,620
  French 2,397,520 1,156,620 1,240,900 29,550 14,410 15,135
  English and French 212,620 111,890 100,730 1,565 740 820
  Neither English nor French 61,700 23,990 37,705 1,515 670 845
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 807,415 404,275 403,140 30,330 14,780 15,550
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 23.9 24.6 23.3 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 3,372,945 1,640,835 1,732,110 910,620 441,195 469,425
  Single responses 3,175,180 1,543,205 1,631,980 903,215 437,540 465,675
    English 570,510 281,400 289,105 868,765 420,340 448,425
    French 2,138,090 1,037,225 1,100,870 15,935 7,625 8,315
    Non-official languages 466,580 224,575 242,005 18,510 9,570 8,940
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 195 75 120 2,770 1,395 1,380
        Atikamekw   5 0 5 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 85 35 50 5 0 0
        Dene 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais 25 10 15 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 70 25 45 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 21 463,585 223,110 240,475 15,500 8,060 7,440
        African languages, n.i.e. 185 90 100 35 15 20
        Afrikaans 20 10 10 20 10 10
        Akan (Twi) 560 255 305 10 10 5
        Albanian 1,260 640 625 125 60 60
        Amharic 320 150 175 70 35 35
        Arabic 66,585 34,075 32,515 3,495 2,030 1,465
        Armenian 10,850 5,135 5,710 15 10 10
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 225 105 120 10 5 10
        Bengali 8,080 4,025 4,065 230 115 110
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 1,765 925 835 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 225 95 135 30 15 15
        Bosnian 255 130 120 50 25 25
        Bulgarian 4,540 2,230 2,305 10 5 10
        Burmese 25 15 15 5 5 5
        Cantonese 8,090 3,860 4,225 320 165 155
        Chinese, n.o.s. 31,700 15,175 16,520 1,985 1,040 950
        Creoles 18,875 8,050 10,825 30 10 15
        Croatian 760 360 400 75 40 35
        Czech 400 190 215 45 20 25
        Danish 30 15 15 15 5 10
        Dutch 300 145 155 190 85 105
        Estonian 25 10 20 5 0 5
        Finnish 55 25 35 10 5 0
        Flemish 50 15 30 0 0 5
        Fukien 15 10 10 5 0 0
        German 1,730 790 945 1,170 565 605
        Greek 19,635 9,465 10,170 270 115 150
        Gujarati 3,925 1,885 2,030 50 25 25
        Hakka 20 10 15 0 0 0
        Hebrew 1,700 870 825 25 15 10
        Hindi 1,400 700 700 215 110 105
        Hungarian 2,190 970 1,215 65 30 30
        Ilocano 585 225 355 0 5 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 225 120 105 20 5 10
        Italian 38,610 17,460 21,150 170 75 95
        Japanese 755 325 425 130 60 70
        Khmer (Cambodian) 4,800 2,220 2,580 5 0 0
        Korean 2,800 1,290 1,510 560 265 295
        Kurdish 300 155 150 55 35 20
        Lao 2,085 1,005 1,085 0 0 0
        Latvian 85 35 50 15 10 10
        Lingala 440 205 235 5 5 5
        Lithuanian 140 55 85 5 5 5
        Macedonian 105 55 55 5 0 5
        Malay 215 105 105 20 10 10
        Malayalam 70 35 35 35 20 20
        Maltese 5 0 0 0 0 0
        Mandarin 8,455 4,055 4,405 660 340 320
        Marathi 65 40 25 25 15 10
        Nepali 140 70 70 210 110 100
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 850 410 445 30 10 15
        Norwegian 40 20 15 20 10 10
        Oromo 1,925 1,020 905 20 15 5
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 8,230 4,350 3,875 180 95 80
        Pashto 775 410 365 35 20 15
        Persian (Farsi) 12,895 6,380 6,520 935 480 455
        Polish 6,115 2,765 3,355 255 125 130
        Portuguese 13,685 6,480 7,205 120 55 60
        Romanian 21,010 10,285 10,730 85 35 40
        Rundi (Kirundi) 355 160 195 10 5 0
        Russian 17,040 8,055 8,985 510 260 245
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 290 140 150 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 55 30 20 10 10 5
        Serbian 1,005 485 520 60 25 35
        Serbo-Croatian 305 145 160 50 20 25
        Shanghainese 30 10 20 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 480 300 175 195 110 85
        Sindhi 160 80 85 5 0 5
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 310 155 155 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 215 95 120 30 10 20
        Slovenian 280 115 160 5 0 0
        Somali 395 190 205 20 5 10
        Spanish 72,735 35,215 37,520 775 390 385
        Swahili 260 120 135 20 10 15
        Swedish 90 45 45 10 5 5
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 7,195 2,765 4,425 550 275 275
        Taiwanese 220 120 100 15 10 5
        Tamil 11,220 5,555 5,665 130 80 50
        Telugu 215 110 95 55 30 25
        Thai 155 70 90 60 5 55
        Tibetan languages 70 40 30 0 0 0
        Tigrigna 155 65 90 25 15 10
        Turkish 4,600 2,285 2,315 140 70 70
        Ukrainian 1,770 760 1,010 25 5 20
        Urdu 7,005 3,535 3,470 320 155 165
        Vietnamese 19,470 9,240 10,230 280 145 135
        Yiddish 6,145 3,160 2,985 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 2,795 1,385 1,410 235 120 115
  Multiple responses         197,760 97,635 100,130 7,405 3,655 3,755
    English and French 44,895 22,685 22,210 1,815 860 950
    English and non-official language 40,495 19,690 20,805 5,295 2,640 2,655
    French and non-official language 85,775 41,545 44,230 115 60 60
    English, French and non-official language 26,590 13,715 12,875 180 85 90
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 3,372,940 1,640,835 1,732,110 910,620 441,190 469,425
  None 2,583,315 1,249,895 1,333,420 863,715 418,680 445,030
  Single responses  722,315 357,115 365,210 46,065 22,110 23,960
    English  253,515 127,760 125,750 16,325 8,230 8,095
    French  220,130 108,460 111,670 15,705 6,975 8,730
    Non-official languages  248,675 120,890 127,790 14,035 6,900 7,130
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 225 85 140 1,945 900 1,045
        Atikamekw    10 0 10 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  80 40 45 10 5 5
        Dene  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  20 15 10 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  85 20 70 30 10 20
        Mi'kmaq  20 10 15 1,890 880 1,015
        Ojibway  5 0 0 10 5 5
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 244,245 118,680 125,565 11,385 5,685 5,705
        African languages, n.i.e 465 250 215 15 10 10
        Afrikaans  40 25 15 55 25 30
        Akan (Twi)  460 230 225 35 20 20
        Albanian  330 160 170 95 45 45
        Amharic  165 80 90 40 25 20
        Arabic  44,315 23,565 20,750 1,995 1,175 825
        Armenian  2,430 1,205 1,220 20 10 5
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 730 365 360 45 25 25
        Bengali  1,105 620 490 95 60 35
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  1,810 950 860 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  230 80 150 15 5 10
        Bosnian  75 30 45 35 20 15
        Bulgarian  705 320 385 25 15 10
        Burmese  15 5 10 5 0 0
        Cantonese  1,730 850 875 195 100 90
        Chinese, n.o.s.  5,020 2,305 2,715 490 225 265
        Creoles  32,930 14,765 18,165 80 25 55
        Croatian  470 215 260 70 25 40
        Czech  335 150 185 55 20 35
        Danish  100 45 60 60 30 30
        Dutch  565 260 310 550 260 285
        Estonian  50 20 30 20 5 15
        Finnish  90 40 55 25 10 10
        Flemish  55 20 35 5 0 5
        Fukien  25 10 15 10 0 5
        German  3,825 1,730 2,095 1,255 605 645
        Greek  13,970 7,020 6,950 435 225 205
        Gujarati  1,165 590 575 40 15 20
        Hakka  50 20 30 0 0 0
        Hebrew  2,920 1,445 1,480 85 45 35
        Hindi  1,785 940 845 310 165 145
        Hungarian  1,365 605 755 90 35 50
        Ilocano  505 180 325 5 0 5
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 185 105 85 15 5 5
        Italian  36,900 18,100 18,800 365 190 170
        Japanese  825 345 480 205 85 115
        Khmer (Cambodian)  1,965 910 1,060 5 0 0
        Korean  595 260 335 205 95 110
        Kurdish  205 105 100 10 5 5
        Lao  910 445 465 0 0 0
        Latvian  70 25 45 25 10 10
        Lingala  2,220 1,075 1,145 5 0 5
        Lithuanian  150 50 105 5 0 5
        Macedonian  35 15 20 5 5 5
        Malay  190 85 105 30 10 15
        Malayalam  130 65 65 55 20 35
        Maltese  5 5 0 15 5 10
        Mandarin  1,655 705 945 225 110 120
        Marathi  55 30 25 5 5 5
        Nepali  25 10 10 5 5 5
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 2,165 1,065 1,100 65 30 35
        Norwegian  85 45 40 55 25 30
        Oromo  2,185 1,135 1,055 5 5 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  1,710 935 775 125 60 60
        Pashto  75 45 30 10 5 5
        Persian (Farsi)  2,600 1,425 1,170 210 125 85
        Polish  2,875 1,165 1,715 280 135 140
        Portuguese  8,120 3,885 4,235 175 85 85
        Romanian  3,950 1,810 2,135 60 25 35
        Rundi (Kirundi)  630 300 330 5 0 0
        Russian  4,000 1,835 2,165 230 105 120
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  560 235 320 5 5 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 45 20 25 10 5 5
        Serbian  360 180 180 40 25 20
        Serbo-Croatian  125 60 65 45 20 25
        Shanghainese  50 20 25 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 190 85 105 220 90 135
        Sindhi  110 55 60 0 5 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  170 95 75 45 30 20
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 20 15 10 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 70 35 35 0 0 0
        Slovak  270 120 155 55 25 30
        Slovenian  195 80 115 15 5 5
        Somali  190 100 90 15 10 5
        Spanish  29,850 14,625 15,230 1,050 485 560
        Swahili  685 310 375 75 40 35
        Swedish  255 130 125 60 20 35
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  4,645 1,485 3,160 435 165 275
        Taiwanese  135 65 70 15 10 5
        Tamil  1,490 780 710 105 60 45
        Telugu  75 45 25 40 20 15
        Thai  225 75 155 30 5 20
        Tibetan languages  25 15 10 5 5 0
        Tigrigna  75 40 35 20 10 10
        Turkish  1,110 580 530 120 65 50
        Ukrainian  1,070 455 620 75 30 45
        Urdu  2,120 1,150 975 170 90 80
        Vietnamese  4,100 1,990 2,110 105 45 55
        Yiddish  1,680 760 915 10 5 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 4,210 2,125 2,085 705 325 380
  Multiple responses          67,310 33,830 33,480 840 400 435
    English and French  27,610 14,190 13,420 95 45 45
    English and non-official language  18,980 9,470 9,515 175 80 90
    French and non-official language  19,840 9,720 10,120 560 265 300
    English, French and non-official language  875 445 425 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 0547) 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 16, 2017).

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Geographic hierarchy

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Geographic hierarchy: Montréal (Population centre)

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