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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Chandler, V - Quebec 1

Map of Chandler, V (shaded in green), Quebec

Map of Chandler, V

Interactive version of map

Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Chandler, V - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Chandler, V - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
118
Nat. rank
487

In 2011, Chandler (Ville) had a population of 7,703, representing a percentage change of -2.7% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 419.53 square kilometres with a population density of 18.4 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the provincial land area of 1,356,547.02 square kilometres with a population density of 5.8 persons per square kilometre.

In 2011, Chandler (Ville) had 3,397 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 1.0%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Chandler (Ville) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Chandler (Ville) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Grande-Rivière, Que. V 3,456 3,409 1.4
Port-Daniel--Gascons, Que. 2,453 2,586 -5.1
Mont-Alexandre, Que. NO 0 0  ···
Rivière-Bonaventure, Que. NO 25 35 -28.6

Quebec – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth

Table 2 Quebec – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval 5,696 3,790 50.3
Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac V 15,689 11,311 38.7
Marieville V 10,094 7,527 A 34.1
Shannon 5,086 3,825 33.0
Saint-Amable 10,870 8,398 29.4

Quebec – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth

Table 3 Quebec – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
La Tuque V 11,227 11,821 -5.0
Shawinigan V 50,060 51,904 -3.6
Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac V 5,096 5,259 A -3.1
Roberval V 10,227 10,544 -3.0
Westmount V 19,931 20,494 -2.7

Age and sex

Chandler, V – Age distribution

Table 4 Chandler, V – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 12.0% 13.1% 11.1%
15 to 64 66.3% 67.6% 65.0%
65 and over 21.6% 19.4% 23.9%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Chandler, V was 21.6%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 66.3% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 12.0%. 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.

Chandler, V – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Chandler, V – Population by broad age groups, 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 7,705 7,915 -210 -2.7
0 to 14 925 1,075 -150 -14.0
15 to 64 5,110 5,425 -315 -5.8
65 and over 1,665 1,410 255 18.1
Males
Total 3,745 3,875 -130 -3.4
0 to 14 490 580 -90 -15.5
15 to 64 2,530 2,690 -160 -5.9
65 and over 725 595 130 21.8
Females
Total 3,960 4,045 -85 -2.1
0 to 14 440 500 -60 -12.0
15 to 64 2,575 2,730 -155 -5.7
65 and over 945 810 135 16.7

Chandler, V – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Chandler, V – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 7,705 3,745 3,960
0 to 4 years 280 145 140
5 to 9 years 270 150 125
10 to 14 years 375 200 175
15 to 19 years 410 210 205
20 to 24 years 310 150 165
25 to 29 years 260 135 125
30 to 34 years 345 170 170
35 to 39 years 410 205 200
40 to 44 years 465 200 265
45 to 49 years 605 310 295
50 to 54 years 745 355 390
55 to 59 years 765 400 360
60 to 64 years 795 395 400
65 to 69 years 560 275 285
70 to 74 years 390 185 205
75 to 79 years 275 105 165
80 to 84 years 235 85 150
85 years and over 215 70 140
Median age 50.7 50.1 51.5

Chandler, V – Median age2 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Chandler, V was 50.7 years. In comparison, the median age of Quebec was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, Quebec and Chandler, V – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Quebec 41.0 41.9
Chandler, V 47.3 50.7

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Chandler was 2,335, which represents a change of -3.3% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Chandler, 46.0% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 31.3% were common-law-couples and 22.5% were lone-parent families.

Chandler – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Quebec, CSD of Chandler, V and neighbouring census subdivisions – 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
Chandler, V 2,335 1,075 46.0 730 31.3 525 22.5 -3.3
Grande-Rivière, V 1,045 410 39.2 365 34.9 265 25.4 1.0
Port-Daniel--Gascons, MÉ 735 365 49.7 210 28.6 160 21.8 -4.5

Chandler – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Chandler, 36.0% 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.

Presence of children within couple families
* Children aged 24 and under at home
Married couples with children * 220
Married couples without children * 855
Common-law-couples with children * 430
Common-law-couples without children * 300

Chandler – Marital status

In Chandler, 54.0% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (32.4%) or living with a common-law partner (21.7%).

The remaining 45.9% 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 9 Canada, Quebec, Chandler, V – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Chandler, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 6,775 100.0 6,644,380 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 3,660 54.0 3,745,315 56.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 2,195 32.4 2,353,775 35.4 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,470 21.7 1,391,545 20.9 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 3,110 45.9 2,899,060 43.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 2,005 29.6 1,942,090 29.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 90 1.3 105,190 1.6 698,245 2.5
Divorced 405 6.0 463,830 7.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 605 8.9 387,950 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Chandler – Types of private households

There were 3,395 private households4 in Chandler in 2011, a change of 1.0% from 2006. Of these, 18.7% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -14.8% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Quebec, Chandler, V – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Chandler, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 3,395 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
635 18.7 811,120 23.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
1,105 32.5 988,410 29.1 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 470 13.8 346,305 10.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,015 29.9 1,094,410 32.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households9 55 1.6 28,420 0.8 268,060 2.0
Other households10 110 3.2 126,680 3.7 543,340 4.1

Chandler – Structural type of dwelling

In Chandler, 75.6% 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 11 Canada, Quebec, Chandler, V – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Chandler, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 3,400 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,570 75.6 1,560,405 46.0 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 110 3.2 171,435 5.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 75 2.2 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 335 9.9 1,103,845 32.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 225 6.6 263,860 7.8 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 20 0.6 15,650 0.5 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 55 1.6 23,000 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Chandler, V – Mother tongue

Chart J: Chandler, V - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Chandler, V - 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 Chandler, 4.5% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 94.5% reported French only, and 0.3% reported a non-official language only, 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, 96.4% spoke only French and 0.2% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 9.8% for only English, 80.0% for only French and 7.1% for only a non-official language.

Table 12 Chandler, V – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 7,610 100.0 7,615 100.0
English 340 4.5 190 2.5
French 7,195 94.5 7,340 96.4
Non-official language 25 0.3 15 0.2
Multiple responses 55 0.7 70 0.9
Table 13 Chandler, V – 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 80.5 53.2 27.3
French 99.8 99.6 0.2
Non-official language 83.3 66.7 16.7

Chandler, V – Non-official languages

In Chandler, the three most common mother tongues were Arabic (0.1%), (0.0%) and (0.0%), 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 14 Chandler, V – 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.
Arabic 10 33.3 0.1

Chandler, V – Bilingualism

Table 15 Chandler, V – 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 17.7 88.1 14.1 60.0
0 to 19 11.0 100.0 9.0 0.0
20 to 44 22.9 90.9 20.2 100.0
45 to 64 17.0 92.9 13.2 50.0
65 and over 18.2 85.0 13.9 0.0
Table 16 Chandler, V – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 7,615 100.0
English only 30 0.4
French only 6,210 81.5
English and French 1,375 18.1
Neither English nor French 0 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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