Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census agglomeration of Thetford Mines, Quebec 1

Map of Thetford Mines, CA (shaded in green), Quebec

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Thetford Mines, CA - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

Prov. rank
23
Nat. rank
91

In 2011, the population of Thetford Mines census agglomeration (CA) was 27,968, representing a percentage change of -0.5% from 2006. This compares to the national growth of 5.9% and to the average growth among all CAs of 4.2%.

In Thetford Mines, the land area is 406.98 square kilometres with a population density of 68.7 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 12,901 private dwellings occupied by usual residents in Thetford Mines in 2011. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 2.3%. 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 Thetford Mines CA

Table 1 Thetford Mines CA – Census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2011 2006 % change
Thetford Mines V 25,709 25,704 0.0
Saint-Joseph-de-Coleraine M 1,870 2,003 -6.6
Saint-Adrien-d'Irlande M 389 403 -3.5

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

Thetford Mines – Age distribution

Table 3 Thetford Mines – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 12.8% 13.7% 11.9%
15 to 64 62.5% 64.8% 60.3%
65 and over 24.7% 21.4% 27.8%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Thetford Mines was 24.7%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 62.5% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 12.8%. 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.

Thetford Mines – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 4 Thetford Mines – 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 27,970 28,110 -140 -0.5
0 to 14 3,570 3,610 -40 -1.1
15 to 64 17,480 18,405 -925 -5.0
65 and over 6,920 6,095 825 13.5
Males
Total 13,420 13,440 -20 -0.1
0 to 14 1,845 1,875 -30 -1.6
15 to 64 8,700 9,105 -405 -4.4
65 and over 2,870 2,460 410 16.7
Females
Total 14,550 14,670 -120 -0.8
0 to 14 1,730 1,730 0 0.0
15 to 64 8,775 9,300 -525 -5.6
65 and over 4,045 3,635 410 11.3

Thetford Mines – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 5 Thetford Mines – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 27,970 13,420 14,550
0 to 4 years 1,245 630 615
5 to 9 years 1,135 600 535
10 to 14 years 1,195 615 580
15 to 19 years 1,435 745 700
20 to 24 years 1,340 695 645
25 to 29 years 1,205 620 585
30 to 34 years 1,530 770 760
35 to 39 years 1,285 675 610
40 to 44 years 1,440 710 730
45 to 49 years 1,950 955 995
50 to 54 years 2,365 1,155 1,210
55 to 59 years 2,460 1,210 1,255
60 to 64 years 2,460 1,170 1,295
65 to 69 years 2,000 970 1,025
70 to 74 years 1,525 670 855
75 to 79 years 1,380 555 825
80 to 84 years 1,075 395 675
85 to 89 years 655 205 445
90 to 94 years 235 60 180
95 to 99 years 50 10 35
100 years and over 5 0 5
Median age 50.5 48.6 52.3

Thetford Mines – Median age2 of the population

The median age in Thetford Mines was 50.5 years. In comparison, the median age of Quebec was 41.9 years.

Table 6 Canada, Quebec and Thetford Mines – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Quebec 41.0 41.9
Thetford Mines 48.0 50.5

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Thetford Mines was 8,030, which represents a change of -1.2% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Thetford Mines, 57.0% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 29.1% were common-law-couples and 13.9% were lone-parent families.

Thetford Mines – Family structure

Table 7 Canada, Quebec, Thetford Mines – 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
Thetford Mines 8,030 4,575 57.0 2,340 29.1 1,115 13.9 -1.2

Thetford Mines – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census agglomeration of Thetford Mines, 34.3% 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 Thetford Mines, 82.5% were intact families, that is, in which all children were the biological or adopted children of both parents, while 17.5% 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.

Thetford Mines – Marital status

In Thetford Mines, 58.1% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (38.9%) or living with a common-law partner (19.3%).

The remaining 41.9% 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, Thetford Mines – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Thetford Mines Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 24,395 100.0 6,644,380 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 14,180 58.1 3,745,315 56.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 9,485 38.9 2,353,775 35.4 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 4,700 19.3 1,391,545 20.9 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 10,210 41.9 2,899,060 43.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 5,830 23.9 1,942,090 29.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 280 1.1 105,190 1.6 698,245 2.5
Divorced 1,860 7.6 463,830 7.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 2,245 9.2 387,950 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Thetford Mines – Types of private households

There were 12,900 private households4 in Thetford Mines in 2011, a change of 2.3% from 2006. Of these, 18.3% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -9.2% compared with five years earlier.

Table 9 Canada, Quebec, Thetford Mines – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Thetford Mines Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Private households 12,900 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
2,360 18.3 811,120 23.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
4,510 35.0 988,410 29.1 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 1,105 8.6 346,305 10.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 4,630 35.9 1,094,410 32.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple-family households9 30 0.2 28,420 0.8 268,060 2.0
Other households10 265 2.1 126,680 3.7 543,340 4.1

Thetford Mines – Structural type of dwelling

In Thetford Mines, 64.5% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.0% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 10 Canada, Quebec, Thetford Mines – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Thetford Mines Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 12,905 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 8,330 64.5 1,560,405 46.0 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 205 1.6 171,435 5.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 75 0.6 86,040 2.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 0 0.0 171,110 5.0 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 2,570 19.9 1,103,845 32.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 1,495 11.6 263,860 7.8 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 65 0.5 15,650 0.5 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 160 1.2 23,000 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Thetford Mines – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Thetford Mines - 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 Thetford Mines, 1.2% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 97.4% reported French only, and 0.9% 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, 0.7% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 98.2% spoke only French and 0.5% 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 Thetford Mines – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 27,335 100.0 27,335 100.0
English 325 1.2 205 0.7
French 26,625 97.4 26,840 98.2
Non-official language 255 0.9 125 0.5
Multiple responses 130 0.5 165 0.6
Table 12 Thetford Mines – 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 68.2 44.3 23.9
French 99.9 99.8 0.1
Non-official language 83.6 65.5 18.2

Thetford Mines – Non-official languages

In Thetford Mines, the three most common mother tongues were Spanish (0.5%), Arabic (0.2%) and Italian (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 Thetford Mines – 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 125 45.5 0.5
Arabic 45 16.4 0.2
Italian 15 5.5 0.1
Chinese, n.o.s. 15 5.5 0.1
Creoles 15 5.5 0.1
Lao 10 3.6 0.0

Thetford Mines – Bilingualism

Table 14 Thetford Mines – 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 20.0 86.4 19.1 31.4
0 to 19 16.7 90.9 15.8 23.1
20 to 44 29.5 94.1 28.6 33.3
45 to 64 17.7 84.2 16.8 36.4
65 and over 15.9 78.9 14.9 25.0
Table 15 Thetford Mines – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 27,335 100.0
English only 25 0.1
French only 21,750 79.6
English and French 5,555 20.3
Neither English nor French 10 0.0

Symbols:

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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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