Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census agglomeration of Sept-les, Quebec 1

Map of Sept-les, CA (shaded in green), Quebec

Map of Sept-les

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Sept-les, CA - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

Prov. rank
22
Nat. rank
89

In 2011, the population of Sept-les census agglomeration (CA) was 28,487, representing a percentage change of 2.4% from 2006. This compares to the national growth of 5.9% and to the average growth among all CAs of 4.2%.

In Sept-les, the land area is 1,770.52 square kilometres with a population density of 16.1 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 12,073 private dwellings occupied by usual residents in Sept-les in 2011. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 3.0%. 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 Sept-les CA

Table 1 Sept-les CA – Census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2011 2006 % change
Sept-les V 25,686 25,514 0.7
Uashat IRI 1,485 1,190 24.8
Maliotenam IRI 1,316 1,123 17.2

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

Sept-les – Age distribution

Table 3 Sept-les – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 18.3% 18.9% 17.7%
15 to 64 68.0% 68.4% 67.6%
65 and over 13.7% 12.8% 14.7%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Sept-les was 13.7%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 68.0% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 18.3%. 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.

Sept-les – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 4 Sept-les – 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 28,485 27,830 655 2.4
0 to 14 5,220 5,310 -90 -1.7
15 to 64 19,370 19,195 175 0.9
65 and over 3,900 3,325 575 17.3
Males
Total 14,310 13,905 405 2.9
0 to 14 2,710 2,725 -15 -0.6
15 to 64 9,785 9,570 215 2.2
65 and over 1,825 1,605 220 13.7
Females
Total 14,175 13,925 250 1.8
0 to 14 2,510 2,585 -75 -2.9
15 to 64 9,585 9,625 -40 -0.4
65 and over 2,080 1,720 360 20.9

Sept-les – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 5 Sept-les – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 28,485 14,310 14,175
0 to 4 years 1,840 955 885
5 to 9 years 1,680 850 830
10 to 14 years 1,700 900 800
15 to 19 years 1,905 955 950
20 to 24 years 1,625 820 810
25 to 29 years 1,685 855 835
30 to 34 years 1,810 910 895
35 to 39 years 1,790 895 890
40 to 44 years 2,000 980 1,020
45 to 49 years 2,355 1,170 1,175
50 to 54 years 2,320 1,180 1,140
55 to 59 years 2,100 1,070 1,030
60 to 64 years 1,780 950 830
65 to 69 years 1,285 605 680
70 to 74 years 1,080 555 525
75 to 79 years 710 350 355
80 to 84 years 485 205 275
85 to 89 years 245 75 170
90 to 94 years 70 25 50
95 to 99 years 15 0 10
100 years and over 5 5 0
Median age 40.5 40.1 41.0

Sept-les – Median age2 of the population

The median age in Sept-les was 40.5 years. In comparison, the median age of Quebec was 41.9 years.

Table 6 Canada, Quebec and Sept-les – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Quebec 41.0 41.9
Sept-les 39.5 40.5

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Sept-les was 8,340, which represents a change of 2.6% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Sept-les, 40.6% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 40.3% were common-law-couples and 19.1% were lone-parent families.

Sept-les – Family structure

Table 7 Canada, Quebec, Sept-les – 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
Sept-les 8,340 3,385 40.6 3,365 40.3 1,595 19.1 2.6

Sept-les – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census agglomeration of Sept-les, 44.7% 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 Sept-les, 77.0% were intact families, that is, in which all children were the biological or adopted children of both parents, while 23.0% 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.

Sept-les – Marital status

In Sept-les, 58.5% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (29.6%) or living with a common-law partner (28.9%).

The remaining 41.5% were not married and not living with a common-law partner, including those who were single (never-married), separated, divorced or widowed.

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

Table 8 Canada, Quebec, Sept-les – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Sept-les Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 23,265 100.0 6,644,380 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 13,620 58.5 3,745,315 56.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 6,890 29.6 2,353,775 35.4 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 6,725 28.9 1,391,545 20.9 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 9,650 41.5 2,899,060 43.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 6,770 29.1 1,942,090 29.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 265 1.1 105,190 1.6 698,245 2.5
Divorced 1,390 6.0 463,830 7.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 1,230 5.3 387,950 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Sept-les – Types of private households

There were 12,070 private households4 in Sept-les in 2011, a change of 3.0% from 2006. Of these, 24.6% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -2.9% compared with five years earlier.

Table 9 Canada, Quebec, Sept-les – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Sept-les Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Private households 12,070 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
2,970 24.6 811,120 23.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
3,625 30.0 988,410 29.1 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 1,440 11.9 346,305 10.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 3,585 29.7 1,094,410 32.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple-family households9 150 1.2 28,420 0.8 268,060 2.0
Other households10 305 2.5 126,680 3.7 543,340 4.1

Sept-les – Structural type of dwelling

In Sept-les, 49.2% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 2.4% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 10 Canada, Quebec, Sept-les – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Sept-les Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 12,070 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 5,935 49.2 1,560,405 46.0 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 500 4.1 171,435 5.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 460 3.8 86,040 2.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 290 2.4 171,110 5.0 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 2,955 24.5 1,103,845 32.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 485 4.0 263,860 7.8 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 30 0.2 15,650 0.5 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 1,420 11.8 23,000 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Sept-les – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Sept-les - 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 Sept-les, 2.7% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 86.2% reported French only, and 10.3% 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, 2.1% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 89.2% spoke only French and 7.8% 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 Sept-les – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 28,145 100.0 28,145 100.0
English 770 2.7 600 2.1
French 24,265 86.2 25,105 89.2
Non-official language 2,885 10.3 2,195 7.8
Multiple responses 225 0.8 250 0.9
Table 12 Sept-les – 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 79.8 59.0 20.7
French 99.8 99.4 0.4
Non-official language 90.0 75.4 14.6

Sept-les – Non-official languages

In Sept-les, the three most common mother tongues were Innu/Montagnais (9.3%), Italian (0.4%) and Naskapi (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 Sept-les – 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.
Innu/Montagnais 2,615 88.6 9.3
Italian 105 3.6 0.4
Naskapi 35 1.2 0.1
Portuguese 25 0.8 0.1
Romanian 25 0.8 0.1
Spanish 25 0.8 0.1

Sept-les – Bilingualism

Table 14 Sept-les – 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 24.6 75.3 24.8 9.7
0 to 19 13.5 70.0 13.9 3.6
20 to 44 34.7 85.7 36.0 14.1
45 to 64 24.0 75.0 23.2 13.3
65 and over 23.1 63.3 21.9 12.8
Table 15 Sept-les – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 28,145 100.0
English only 220 0.8
French only 20,770 73.8
English and French 7,035 25.0
Neither English nor French 115 0.4

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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