Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census agglomeration of Rimouski, Quebec 1

Map of Rimouski, CA (shaded in green), Quebec

Map of Rimouski

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Rimouski, CA - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Rimouski, CA - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
12
Nat. rank
62

In 2011, the population of Rimouski census agglomeration (CA) was 50,912, representing a percentage change of 4.1% from 2006. This compares to the national growth of 5.9% and to the average growth among all CAs of 4.2%.

In Rimouski, the land area is 631.22 square kilometres with a population density of 80.7 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the national land area of 8,965,121.42 square kilometres with a population density of 3.7 persons per square kilometre. The land area of all CAs is 232,264.62 square kilometres with 18.56 persons per square kilometre.

In total, there were 23,021 private dwellings occupied by usual residents in Rimouski in 2011. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 7.5%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Census subdivisions in the Rimouski CA

Table 1 Rimouski CA – Census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2011 2006 % change
Rimouski V 46,860 45,186 A 3.7
Saint-Anaclet-de-Lessard PE 3,035 2,644 14.8
Saint-Narcisse-de-Rimouski PE 1,017 1,088 -6.5

Census metropolitan areas (CMAs) or census agglomerations (CAs) in Quebec

Table 2 Quebec – Metropolitan areas, population rank and population change, 2006 to 2011
CMA or CA name Type Population Rank
2011 2006 % change Nat. Prov.
Montral  CMA 3,824,221 3,635,556 A 5.2 2 1
Ottawa - Gatineau CMA 1,236,324 1,133,633 A 9.1 4 ···
Ottawa - Gatineau (partie du Qubec / Quebec part)   314,501 286,831 A 9.6 ··· 3
Ottawa - Gatineau (Ontario part / partie de l'Ontario)   921,823 846,802 8.9 ··· 2
Qubec  CMA 765,706 719,153 A 6.5 7 2
Sherbrooke CMA 201,890 191,410 A 5.5 19 4
Saguenay CMA 157,790 156,305 A 1.0 26 5
Trois-Rivires CMA 151,773 144,713 A 4.9 27 6
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu CA 92,394 87,492 5.6 41 7
Drummondville CA 88,480 82,949 A 6.7 45 8
Granby CA 77,077 71,176 A 8.3 48 9
Saint-Hyacinthe CA 56,794 54,976 A 3.3 57 10
Shawinigan CA 55,009 56,408 A -2.5 60 11
Rimouski CA 50,912 48,918 A 4.1 62 12
Sorel-Tracy CA 47,772 46,595 A 2.5 64 13
Joliette CA 46,932 43,306 A 8.4 65 14
Victoriaville CA 46,354 43,195 A 7.3 66 15
Rouyn-Noranda CA 41,798 40,650 A 2.8 72 16
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield CA 40,077 39,672 1.0 74 17
Saint-Georges CA 34,642 32,902 A 5.3 80 18
Val-d'Or CA 33,265 32,288 3.0 83 19
Alma CA 33,018 31,864 A 3.6 84 20
Baie-Comeau CA 28,789 29,674 A -3.0 88 21
Sept-les CA 28,487 27,827 2.4 89 22
Thetford Mines CA 27,968 28,110 A -0.5 91 23
Rivire-du-Loup CA 27,734 26,423 A 5.0 93 24
Matane CA 18,368 18,709 A -1.8 111 25
Campbellton CA 17,842 17,878 A -0.2 113 ···
Campbellton (New Brunswick part / partie du Nouveau-Brunswick)   14,520 14,816 A -2.0 ··· 7
Campbellton (partie du Qubec / Quebec part)   3,322 3,062 8.5 ··· 30
Amos CA 17,090 17,176 A -0.5 118 26
Dolbeau-Mistassini CA 16,019 16,257 A -1.5 122 27
Lachute CA 12,551 11,832 6.1 137 28
Cowansville CA 12,489 12,182 A 2.5 139 29
Hawkesbury CA 12,128 12,267 -1.1 143 ···
Hawkesbury (partie du Qubec / Quebec part)   1,577 1,398 12.8 ··· 31
Hawkesbury (Ontario part / partie de l'Ontario)   10,551 10,869 -2.9 ··· 43

Age and sex

Rimouski – Age distribution

Table 3 Rimouski – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 13.7% 15.0% 12.4%
15 to 64 68.2% 69.3% 67.2%
65 and over 18.2% 15.7% 20.4%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Rimouski was 18.2%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 68.2% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 13.7%. In comparison, the national percentages were 68.5% for the population aged 15 to 64 and 16.7% for the population aged 0 to 14.

Rimouski – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 4 Rimouski – Population by broad age groups and sex, and population change between 2006 and 2011, 2006 to 2011 censuses
Broad age groups by sex Population
2011 2006 change % change
Both sexes
Total 50,915 48,920 1,995 4.1
0 to 14 6,955 7,040 -85 -1.2
15 to 64 34,715 34,285 430 1.3
65 and over 9,245 7,595 1,650 21.7
Males
Total 24,375 23,305 1,070 4.6
0 to 14 3,650 3,610 40 1.1
15 to 64 16,885 16,675 210 1.3
65 and over 3,835 3,020 815 27.0
Females
Total 26,540 25,610 930 3.6
0 to 14 3,300 3,430 -130 -3.8
15 to 64 17,825 17,605 220 1.2
65 and over 5,410 4,570 840 18.4

Rimouski – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 5 Rimouski – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 50,915 24,375 26,540
0 to 4 years 2,465 1,300 1,170
5 to 9 years 2,175 1,145 1,030
10 to 14 years 2,315 1,205 1,100
15 to 19 years 3,035 1,470 1,570
20 to 24 years 3,235 1,615 1,615
25 to 29 years 2,925 1,485 1,440
30 to 34 years 3,080 1,545 1,535
35 to 39 years 2,750 1,365 1,385
40 to 44 years 2,805 1,355 1,450
45 to 49 years 3,745 1,765 1,980
50 to 54 years 4,595 2,185 2,405
55 to 59 years 4,565 2,200 2,370
60 to 64 years 3,980 1,900 2,075
65 to 69 years 2,925 1,405 1,515
70 to 74 years 2,000 895 1,105
75 to 79 years 1,685 700 985
80 to 84 years 1,410 515 895
85 to 89 years 820 230 590
90 to 94 years 310 65 245
95 to 99 years 85 15 70
100 years and over 15 0 10
Median age 46.0 44.0 47.7

Rimouski – Median age2 of the population

The median age in Rimouski was 46 years. In comparison, the median age of Quebec was 41.9 years.

Table 6 Canada, Quebec and Rimouski – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Quebec 41.0 41.9
Rimouski 44.0 46.0

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Rimouski was 14,290, which represents a change of 3.1% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Rimouski, 45.8% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 40.5% were common-law-couples and 13.8% were lone-parent families.

Rimouski – Family structure

Table 7 Canada, Quebec, Rimouski – Distribution of census families by family structure, 2011 Census
Geographic name Total families Married-couple families Common-law-couple families Lone-parent families % change, census families, 2006 to 2011
number % number % number %
Canada  9,389,695 6,293,950 67.0 1,567,905 16.7 1,527,840 16.3 5.5
Quebec  2,203,625 1,143,370 51.9 694,750 31.5 365,515 16.6 3.9
Rimouski 14,290 6,540 45.8 5,785 40.5 1,965 13.8 3.1

Rimouski – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census agglomeration of Rimouski, 39.1% were couples with children aged 24 and under at home. In comparison, as a whole, 46.9% of couples in Canada had children aged 24 and under at home.

Among couples with children aged 24 and under at home in the census agglomeration of Rimouski, 85.6% were intact families, that is, in which all children were the biological or adopted children of both parents, while 14.3% were stepfamilies, in which there was at least one child was the biological or adopted child of only one married spouse or common-law partner. For Canada as a whole in 2011, 12.6% of couples with children aged 24 and under were stepfamilies.

Rimouski – Marital status

In Rimouski, 57.2% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (30.8%) or living with a common-law partner (26.4%).

The remaining 42.8% were not married and not living with a common-law partner, including those who were single (never-married), separated, divorced or widowed.

Note: Percentages may not total 100 percent due to random rounding.

Table 8 Canada, Quebec, Rimouski – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Rimouski Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 43,960 100.0 6,644,380 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 25,130 57.2 3,745,315 56.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 13,535 30.8 2,353,775 35.4 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 11,595 26.4 1,391,545 20.9 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 18,825 42.8 2,899,060 43.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 12,755 29.0 1,942,090 29.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 485 1.1 105,190 1.6 698,245 2.5
Divorced 2,870 6.5 463,830 7.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 2,725 6.2 387,950 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Rimouski – Types of private households

There were 23,020 private households4 in Rimouski in 2011, a change of 7.5% from 2006. Of these, 20.9% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -6.6% compared with five years earlier.

Table 9 Canada, Quebec, Rimouski – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Rimouski Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Private households 23,020 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
4,800 20.9 811,120 23.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
7,435 32.3 988,410 29.1 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 1,925 8.4 346,305 10.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 7,950 34.5 1,094,410 32.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple-family households9 65 0.3 28,420 0.8 268,060 2.0
Other households10 840 3.6 126,680 3.7 543,340 4.1

Rimouski – Structural type of dwelling

In Rimouski, 52.2% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 2.0% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 10 Canada, Quebec, Rimouski – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Rimouski Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 23,020 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 12,020 52.2 1,560,405 46.0 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 1,805 7.8 171,435 5.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 590 2.6 86,040 2.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 455 2.0 171,110 5.0 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 6,575 28.6 1,103,845 32.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 1,200 5.2 263,860 7.8 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 135 0.6 15,650 0.5 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 245 1.1 23,000 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Rimouski – Mother tongue

Chart J: Rimouski - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Rimouski - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Note: Counts for mother tongue as well as those for language spoken most often at home include single responses only.

In Rimouski, 0.7% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 98.3% reported French only, and 0.6% reported only a non-official language, in 2011. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 7.7% for English only, 78.1% for French only and 12.3% for only non-official languages.

In 2011, 0.4% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 99.0% spoke only French and 0.3% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 9.8% for English only, 80.0% for French only and 7.1% for only a non-official language.

Table 11 Rimouski – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 50,210 100.0 50,210 100.0
English 330 0.7 185 0.4
French 49,355 98.3 49,715 99.0
Non-official language 325 0.6 130 0.3
Multiple responses 210 0.4 175 0.3
Table 12 Rimouski – Mother-tongue retention, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Mother-tongue retention13
(in percentage)
Total retention; language spoken at home at least on a regular basis Complete retention; language spoken most often at home Partial retention; language spoken at home on a regular basis
Note: Counts for mother tongue and home language include single response of a language as well as multiple responses of a language with English and/or French.
English 60.4 30.2 30.2
French 99.9 99.8 0.1
Non-official language 66.7 42.3 24.4

Rimouski – Non-official languages

In Rimouski, the three most common mother tongues were Spanish (0.2%), Arabic (0.2%) and Chinese, n.o.s. (0.1%), in 2011. In comparison, the most common mother tongues at the provincial / territorial level were Arabic (2.1%), Spanish (1.8%) and Italian (1.6%).

Table 13 Rimouski – The most common non-official-language mother tongues, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Number Percentage of non-official language mother-tongue population Percentage of total population
Note: Counts for mother tongue and home language include single response of a language as well as multiple responses of a language with English and/or French.
Spanish 85 21.8 0.2
Arabic 85 21.8 0.2
Chinese, n.o.s. 30 7.7 0.1
Italian 15 3.8 0.0
German 15 3.8 0.0
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 15 3.8 0.0
Creoles 15 3.8 0.0

Rimouski – Bilingualism

Table 14 Rimouski – Rate of English-French bilingualism by mother tongue and age groups, 2011 Census
Age groups Mother tongue
Total English French Non-official language
Note: Counts for mother tongue include single responses only. Consequently, the total excludes multiple responses.
Total 22.5 86.2 21.9 46.2
0 to 19 12.5 87.5 12.1 27.3
20 to 44 38.3 80.0 37.8 52.8
45 to 64 19.7 87.5 19.1 50.0
65 and over 12.7 76.9 12.1 50.0
Table 15 Rimouski – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 50,210 100.0
English only 40 0.1
French only 38,755 77.2
English and French 11,395 22.7
Neither English nor French 15 0.0

Symbols:

···
not applicable
excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements. For further information, refer to Notes.
incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement. For further information, refer to Notes.
A
adjusted figure due to boundary change. For further information, refer to Content considerations.
E
use with caution. For further information, refer to Cautionary note.


Source:

Statistics Canada. 2012. Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-310-XWE2011004. Ottawa, Ontario. Analytical products, 2011 Census. Last updated October 24, 2012.
 

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