Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census agglomeration of Val-d'Or, Quebec

Map of Val-d'Or, CA (shaded in green), Quebec

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Val-d'Or, CA - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Val-d'Or, CA - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
19
Nat. rank
83

In 2011, the population of Val-d'Or census agglomeration (CA) was 33,265, representing a percentage change of 3.0% from 2006. This compares to the national growth of 5.9% and to the average growth among all CAs of 4.2%.

In Val-d'Or, the land area is 3,555.03 square kilometres with a population density of 9.4 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 14,263 private dwellings occupied by usual residents in Val-d'Or in 2011. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 5.2%. 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 Val-d'Or CA

Table 1 Val-d'Or CA – Census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2011 2006 % change
Val-d'Or V 31,862 31,123 2.4
Lac-Simon IRI 1,403 1,165 20.4

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

Val-d'Or – Age distribution

Table 3 Val-d'Or – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 17.6% 18.3% 16.8%
15 to 64 69.3% 69.9% 68.7%
65 and over 13.2% 11.8% 14.5%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Val-d'Or was 13.2%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 69.3% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 17.6%. 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.

Val-d'Or – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 4 Val-d'Or – 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 33,265 32,290 975 3.0
0 to 14 5,845 5,970 -125 -2.1
15 to 64 23,045 22,515 530 2.4
65 and over 4,375 3,805 570 15.0
Males
Total 16,830 16,110 720 4.5
0 to 14 3,080 3,095 -15 -0.5
15 to 64 11,760 11,345 415 3.7
65 and over 1,985 1,670 315 18.9
Females
Total 16,435 16,180 255 1.6
0 to 14 2,765 2,870 -105 -3.7
15 to 64 11,285 11,175 110 1.0
65 and over 2,390 2,135 255 11.9

Val-d'Or – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 5 Val-d'Or – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 33,265 16,830 16,435
0 to 4 years 2,090 1,135 955
5 to 9 years 1,805 920 880
10 to 14 years 1,955 1,025 935
15 to 19 years 2,290 1,180 1,110
20 to 24 years 2,185 1,175 1,015
25 to 29 years 1,990 1,050 940
30 to 34 years 2,045 1,000 1,045
35 to 39 years 1,950 1,010 940
40 to 44 years 2,170 1,060 1,110
45 to 49 years 2,800 1,440 1,360
50 to 54 years 3,020 1,515 1,505
55 to 59 years 2,535 1,285 1,245
60 to 64 years 2,065 1,040 1,030
65 to 69 years 1,515 765 750
70 to 74 years 1,025 500 525
75 to 79 years 820 355 465
80 to 84 years 595 225 365
85 to 89 years 305 105 195
90 to 94 years 95 25 75
95 to 99 years 25 5 20
100 years and over 0 0 0
Median age 40.9 39.6 42.0

Val-d'Or – Median age1 of the population

The median age in Val-d'Or was 40.9 years. In comparison, the median age of Quebec was 41.9 years.

Table 6 Canada, Quebec and Val-d'Or – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Quebec 41.0 41.9
Val-d'Or 40.2 40.9

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Val-d'Or was 9,375, which represents a change of 1.1% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Val-d'Or, 41.3% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 42.9% were common-law-couples and 15.7% were lone-parent families.

Val-d'Or – Family structure

Table 7 Canada, Quebec, Val-d'Or – 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
Val-d'Or 9,375 3,875 41.3 4,020 42.9 1,475 15.7 1.1

Val-d'Or – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census agglomeration of Val-d'Or, 45.0% 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 Val-d'Or, 76.7% were intact families, that is, in which all children were the biological or adopted children of both parents, while 23.3% 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.

Val-d'Or – Marital status

In Val-d'Or, 58.2% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (28.8%) or living with a common-law partner (29.4%).

The remaining 41.8% 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, Val-d'Or – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Val-d'Or Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 27,420 100.0 6,644,380 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 15,960 58.2 3,745,315 56.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 7,905 28.8 2,353,775 35.4 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 8,055 29.4 1,391,545 20.9 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 11,460 41.8 2,899,060 43.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 7,770 28.3 1,942,090 29.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 365 1.3 105,190 1.6 698,245 2.5
Divorced 1,745 6.4 463,830 7.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 1,585 5.8 387,950 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Val-d'Or – Types of private households

There were 14,265 private households3 in Val-d'Or in 2011, a change of 5.2% from 2006. Of these, 24.4% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -4.1% compared with five years earlier.

Table 9 Canada, Quebec, Val-d'Or – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Val-d'Or Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Private households 14,265 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
3,485 24.4 811,120 23.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
4,275 30.0 988,410 29.1 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 1,395 9.8 346,305 10.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 4,550 31.9 1,094,410 32.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple-family households8 110 0.8 28,420 0.8 268,060 2.0
Other households9 450 3.2 126,680 3.7 543,340 4.1

Val-d'Or – Structural type of dwelling

In Val-d'Or, 52.1% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.1% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 10 Canada, Quebec, Val-d'Or – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Val-d'Or Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 14,265 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 7,425 52.1 1,560,405 46.0 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 555 3.9 171,435 5.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 190 1.3 86,040 2.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 15 0.1 171,110 5.0 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 4,260 29.9 1,103,845 32.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 1,590 11.1 263,860 7.8 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 50 0.4 15,650 0.5 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 175 1.2 23,000 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Val-d'Or – Mother tongue

Chart J: Val-d'Or - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Val-d'Or - 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 Val-d'Or, 3.0% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 92.3% reported French only, and 3.7% 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, 2.5% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 95.4% spoke only French and 1.1% 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 Val-d'Or – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 32,920 100.0 32,920 100.0
English 980 3.0 810 2.5
French 30,390 92.3 31,400 95.4
Non-official language 1,215 3.7 360 1.1
Multiple responses 335 1.0 350 1.1
Table 12 Val-d'Or – Mother-tongue retention, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Mother-tongue retention12
(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 77.2 52.0 25.2
French 99.8 99.3 0.5
Non-official language 72.3 31.4 40.9

Val-d'Or – Non-official languages

In Val-d'Or, the three most common mother tongues were Algonquin (2.1%), Cree, n.o.s. (0.4%) and Arabic (0.3%), 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 Val-d'Or – 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.
Algonquin 695 52.7 2.1
Cree, n.o.s. 140 10.6 0.4
Arabic 85 6.4 0.3
Spanish 60 4.5 0.2
Polish 60 4.5 0.2
Italian 50 3.8 0.2

Val-d'Or – Bilingualism

Table 14 Val-d'Or – 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 31.3 82.1 29.1 45.7
0 to 19 15.7 65.1 14.0 22.8
20 to 44 44.6 85.2 43.1 48.5
45 to 64 31.4 92.4 28.4 60.0
65 and over 28.0 76.9 25.8 43.5
Table 15 Val-d'Or – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 32,915 100.0
English only 265 0.8
French only 22,190 67.4
English and French 10,440 31.7
Neither English nor French 20 0.1

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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