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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, - Quebec

Map of Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, MÉ (shaded in green), Quebec

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, MÉ - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, MÉ - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
155
Nat. rank
637

In 2011, Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval (Municipalité) had a population of 5,696, representing a percentage change of 50.3% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 108.69 square kilometres with a population density of 52.4 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, Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval (Municipalité) had 2,286 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 53.0%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval (Municipalité) is part of the census metropolitan area of Québec.

Population and dwelling counts

Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval (Municipalité) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval (Municipalité) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Château-Richer, Que. V 3,834 3,563 7.6
L'Ange-Gardien, Que. 3,634 3,008 20.8
Boischatel, Que. 6,465 5,287 22.3
Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, Que. CU 7,106 5,866 21.1
Lac-Beauport, Que. 7,281 6,081 19.7
Québec, Que. V 516,622 491,142 5.2

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

Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, – Age distribution

Table 4 Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 21.7% 21.5% 22.0%
15 to 64 71.4% 71.0% 71.7%
65 and over 6.9% 7.6% 6.3%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, was 6.9%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 71.4% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 21.7%. 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.

Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, – 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 5,695 3,790 1,905 50.3
0 to 14 1,235 715 520 72.7
15 to 64 4,065 2,765 1,300 47.0
65 and over 395 310 85 27.4
Males
Total 2,910 1,910 1,000 52.4
0 to 14 625 315 310 98.4
15 to 64 2,065 1,440 625 43.4
65 and over 220 150 70 46.7
Females
Total 2,790 1,880 910 48.4
0 to 14 615 395 220 55.7
15 to 64 2,000 1,320 680 51.5
65 and over 175 160 15 9.4

Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 5,695 2,910 2,790
0 to 4 years 600 300 305
5 to 9 years 360 180 175
10 to 14 years 275 140 130
15 to 19 years 245 115 130
20 to 24 years 315 145 165
25 to 29 years 575 270 305
30 to 34 years 665 320 340
35 to 39 years 410 235 175
40 to 44 years 395 210 185
45 to 49 years 380 200 180
50 to 54 years 420 225 190
55 to 59 years 365 185 175
60 to 64 years 295 150 140
65 to 69 years 175 105 70
70 to 74 years 80 45 35
75 to 79 years 75 40 30
80 to 84 years 45 15 25
85 years and over 20 5 15
Median age 33.5 34.6 32.5

Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval,  was 33.5 years. In comparison, the median age of Quebec was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, Quebec and Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Quebec 41.0 41.9
Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, 38.8 33.5

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval was 1,780, which represents a change of 52.1% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, 32.9% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 57.0% were common-law-couples and 10.1% were lone-parent families.

Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Quebec, CSD of Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, 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
Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, MÉ 1,780 585 32.9 1,015 57.0 180 10.1 52.1
Château-Richer, V 1,190 495 41.6 525 44.1 175 14.7 8.7
L'Ange-Gardien, MÉ 1,095 485 44.3 490 44.7 115 10.5 22.3
Boischatel, MÉ 1,940 905 46.6 870 44.8 170 8.8 20.1
Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, CU 2,185 895 41.0 1,095 50.1 195 8.9 21.1
Lac-Beauport, MÉ 2,215 950 42.9 1,050 47.4 215 9.7 20.4
Québec, V 139,940 64,210 45.9 53,400 38.2 22,325 16.0 3.8

Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, 50.5% 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 * 235
Married couples without children * 345
Common-law-couples with children * 570
Common-law-couples without children * 445

Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval – Marital status

In Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, 72.1% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (26.6%) or living with a common-law partner (45.5%).

The remaining 27.9% 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, Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, MÉ – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, MÉ Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 4,460 100.0 6,644,380 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 3,215 72.1 3,745,315 56.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 1,185 26.6 2,353,775 35.4 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 2,030 45.5 1,391,545 20.9 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 1,245 27.9 2,899,060 43.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 925 20.7 1,942,090 29.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 25 0.6 105,190 1.6 698,245 2.5
Divorced 190 4.3 463,830 7.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 105 2.4 387,950 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval – Types of private households

There were 2,290 private households3 in Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval in 2011, a change of 53.2% from 2006. Of these, 35.2% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 61.0% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Quebec, Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, MÉ – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, MÉ Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 2,290 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
805 35.2 811,120 23.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
775 33.8 988,410 29.1 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 170 7.4 346,305 10.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 485 21.2 1,094,410 32.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 15 0.7 28,420 0.8 268,060 2.0
Other households9 45 2.0 126,680 3.7 543,340 4.1

Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval – Structural type of dwelling

In Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, 79.6% 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, Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, MÉ – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, MÉ Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 2,285 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 1,820 79.6 1,560,405 46.0 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 260 11.4 171,435 5.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 5 0.2 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 105 4.6 1,103,845 32.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 85 3.7 263,860 7.8 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 5 0.2 15,650 0.5 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 10 0.4 23,000 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, MÉ – Mother tongue

Chart J: Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, MÉ - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, 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 Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, 1.2% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 97.5% reported French only, and 0.7% 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, 0.5% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 98.9% 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 Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, 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 5,690 100.0 5,685 100.0
English 70 1.2 30 0.5
French 5,545 97.5 5,620 98.9
Non-official language 40 0.7 10 0.2
Multiple responses 30 0.5 25 0.4
Table 13 Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, 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 68.4 31.6 36.8
French 99.8 99.7 0.1
Non-official language 60.0 40.0 20.0

Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, MÉ – Non-official languages

In Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, the three most common mother tongues were Spanish (0.3%), (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 Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, 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.
Spanish 15 30.0 0.3

Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, MÉ – Bilingualism

Table 15 Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, 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 27.1 71.4 26.2 44.4
0 to 19 7.5 50.0 7.2 0.0
20 to 44 41.1 60.0 40.6 100.0
45 to 64 25.7 80.0 24.6 33.3
65 and over 21.8 100.0 18.7 0.0
Table 16 Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, MÉ – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 5,685 100.0
English only 10 0.2
French only 4,125 72.6
English and French 1,550 27.3
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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