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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Shannon, - Quebec

Map of Shannon, MÉ (shaded in green), Quebec

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Shannon, MÉ - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Shannon, MÉ - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
174
Nat. rank
700

In 2011, Shannon (Municipalité) had a population of 5,086, representing a percentage change of 33.0% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 63.71 square kilometres with a population density of 79.8 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, Shannon (Municipalité) had 1,801 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 29.0%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Shannon (Municipalité) is part of the census metropolitan area of Québec.

Population and dwelling counts

Shannon (Municipalité) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Shannon (Municipalité) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Que. V 6,319 5,021 25.9
Fossambault-sur-le-Lac, Que. V 1,613 1,532 5.3
Lac-Saint-Joseph, Que. V 251 266 -5.6
Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Que. 2,933 2,827 3.7
Québec, Que. V 516,622 491,142 5.2
Saint-Raymond, Que. V 9,615 9,273 3.7

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

Shannon, – Age distribution

Table 4 Shannon, – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 26.7% 25.7% 27.8%
15 to 64 69.6% 70.9% 68.5%
65 and over 3.6% 3.4% 3.9%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Shannon, was 3.6%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 69.6% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 26.7%. 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.

Shannon, – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Shannon, – 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 5,085 3,825 1,260 32.9
0 to 14 1,360 980 380 38.8
15 to 64 3,540 2,650 890 33.6
65 and over 185 190 -5 -2.6
Males
Total 2,625 1,990 635 31.9
0 to 14 675 495 180 36.4
15 to 64 1,860 1,400 460 32.9
65 and over 90 100 -10 -10.0
Females
Total 2,460 1,830 630 34.4
0 to 14 685 485 200 41.2
15 to 64 1,685 1,255 430 34.3
65 and over 95 90 5 5.6

Shannon, – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Shannon, – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 5,085 2,625 2,460
0 to 4 years 600 305 295
5 to 9 years 400 205 195
10 to 14 years 355 160 195
15 to 19 years 315 175 140
20 to 24 years 380 175 205
25 to 29 years 510 260 250
30 to 34 years 560 295 265
35 to 39 years 455 245 215
40 to 44 years 410 220 195
45 to 49 years 370 205 165
50 to 54 years 270 150 120
55 to 59 years 140 70 70
60 to 64 years 130 65 70
65 to 69 years 65 35 30
70 to 74 years 50 25 20
75 to 79 years 45 25 20
80 to 84 years 10 5 5
85 years and over 15 5 10
Median age 29.7 30.5 28.8

Shannon, – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Shannon,  was 29.7 years. In comparison, the median age of Quebec was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, Quebec and Shannon, – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Quebec 41.0 41.9
Shannon, 29.6 29.7

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Shannon was 1,495, which represents a change of 28.3% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Shannon, 43.8% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 47.8% were common-law-couples and 8.7% were lone-parent families.

Shannon – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Quebec, CSD of Shannon, MÉ 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
Shannon, MÉ 1,495 655 43.8 715 47.8 130 8.7 28.3
Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, V 1,965 830 42.2 940 47.8 200 10.2 28.4
Fossambault-sur-le-Lac, V 515 245 47.6 225 43.7 45 8.7 5.1
Lac-Saint-Joseph, V 90 65 72.2 25 27.8 5 5.6 -18.2
Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, MÉ 795 355 44.7 365 45.9 70 8.8 0.0
Québec, V 139,940 64,210 45.9 53,400 38.2 22,325 16.0 3.8
Saint-Raymond, V 2,825 1,480 52.4 1,010 35.8 335 11.9 2.0

Shannon – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Shannon, 62.0% 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 * 400
Married couples without children * 255
Common-law-couples with children * 450
Common-law-couples without children * 265

Shannon – Marital status

In Shannon, 73.7% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (35.4%) or living with a common-law partner (38.4%).

The remaining 26.2% 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, Shannon, MÉ – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Shannon, MÉ Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 3,725 100.0 6,644,380 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 2,745 73.7 3,745,315 56.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 1,320 35.4 2,353,775 35.4 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,430 38.4 1,391,545 20.9 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 975 26.2 2,899,060 43.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 755 20.3 1,942,090 29.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 45 1.2 105,190 1.6 698,245 2.5
Divorced 130 3.5 463,830 7.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 55 1.5 387,950 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Shannon – Types of private households

There were 1,800 private households3 in Shannon in 2011, a change of 30.0% from 2006. Of these, 46.9% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 37.4% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Quebec, Shannon, MÉ – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Shannon, MÉ Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 1,800 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
845 46.9 811,120 23.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
510 28.3 988,410 29.1 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 125 6.9 346,305 10.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 280 15.6 1,094,410 32.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 5 0.3 28,420 0.8 268,060 2.0
Other households9 35 1.9 126,680 3.7 543,340 4.1

Shannon – Structural type of dwelling

In Shannon, 68.9% 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, Shannon, MÉ – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Shannon, MÉ Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 1,800 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 1,240 68.9 1,560,405 46.0 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 115 6.4 171,435 5.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 320 17.8 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 90 5.0 1,103,845 32.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 5 0.3 263,860 7.8 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 0 0.0 15,650 0.5 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 25 1.4 23,000 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Shannon, MÉ – Mother tongue

Chart J: Shannon, MÉ - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Shannon, MÉ - 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 Shannon, 7.7% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 89.6% reported French only, and 1.2% 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, 7.9% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 90.1% spoke only French and 0.3% 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 Shannon, MÉ – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 5,085 100.0 5,085 100.0
English 390 7.7 400 7.9
French 4,555 89.6 4,580 90.1
Non-official language 60 1.2 15 0.3
Multiple responses 80 1.6 85 1.7
Table 13 Shannon, MÉ – 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 92.4 80.4 12.0
French 99.7 98.2 1.5
Non-official language 50.0 28.6 21.4

Shannon, MÉ – Non-official languages

In Shannon, the three most common mother tongues were German (0.4%), Spanish (0.3%) 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 Shannon, MÉ – 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.
German 20 26.7 0.4
Spanish 15 20.0 0.3

Shannon, MÉ – Bilingualism

Table 15 Shannon, MÉ – 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 48.0 77.9 45.3 66.7
0 to 19 26.4 63.2 24.1 0.0
20 to 44 57.8 69.7 56.6 80.0
45 to 64 61.1 94.7 56.8 80.0
65 and over 55.6 85.7 43.3 100.0
Table 16 Shannon, MÉ – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 5,085 100.0
English only 90 1.8
French only 2,520 49.6
English and French 2,475 48.7
Neither English nor French 5 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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