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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Québec, V - Quebec

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

Map of Québec, V

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
2
Nat. rank
11

In 2011, Québec (Ville) had a population of 516,622, representing a percentage change of 5.2% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 454.10 square kilometres with a population density of 1,137.7 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, Québec (Ville) had 245,365 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 7.6%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Québec (Ville) is part of the census metropolitan area of Québec.

Population and dwelling counts

Québec (Ville) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Québec (Ville) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Que. 1,789 1,816 -1.5
Sainte-Pétronille, Que. VL 1,041 1,060 -1.8
Boischatel, Que. 6,465 5,287 22.3
Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Que. V 6,319 5,021 25.9
Shannon, Que. 5,086 3,825 33.0
Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Que. 2,933 2,827 3.7
Lac-Delage, Que. V 598 530 12.8
Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, Que. CU 7,106 5,866 21.1
Lac-Beauport, Que. 7,281 6,081 19.7
Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, Que. 5,696 3,790 50.3
Notre-Dame-des-Anges, Que. PE 394 437 -9.8
L'Ancienne-Lorette, Que. V 16,745 16,516 1.4
Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Que. V 18,141 17,281 5.0
Wendake, Que.  IRI
Lévis, Que. V 138,769 130,006 6.7

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

Québec, V – Age distribution

Table 4 Québec, V – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 13.1% 13.8% 12.4%
15 to 64 68.7% 70.9% 66.8%
65 and over 18.2% 15.3% 20.8%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Québec, V was 18.2%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 68.7% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 13.1%. 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.

Québec, V – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Québec, 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 516,620 491,140 25,480 5.2
0 to 14 67,550 66,930 620 0.9
15 to 64 355,085 344,880 10,205 3.0
65 and over 93,985 79,330 14,655 18.5
Males
Total 248,620 234,030 14,590 6.2
0 to 14 34,350 33,975 375 1.1
15 to 64 176,155 169,065 7,090 4.2
65 and over 38,115 30,990 7,125 23.0
Females
Total 268,005 257,110 10,895 4.2
0 to 14 33,205 32,960 245 0.7
15 to 64 178,925 175,815 3,110 1.8
65 and over 55,870 48,345 7,525 15.6

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

Table 6 Québec, V – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 516,620 248,620 268,005
0 to 4 years 24,565 12,425 12,135
5 to 9 years 20,900 10,620 10,280
10 to 14 years 22,090 11,305 10,785
15 to 19 years 28,365 14,210 14,160
20 to 24 years 37,195 18,260 18,940
25 to 29 years 38,200 19,735 18,465
30 to 34 years 36,310 18,710 17,600
35 to 39 years 29,805 15,440 14,365
40 to 44 years 30,165 15,150 15,020
45 to 49 years 37,935 18,820 19,115
50 to 54 years 41,805 20,300 21,505
55 to 59 years 39,425 18,675 20,745
60 to 64 years 35,875 16,855 19,025
65 to 69 years 29,255 13,445 15,810
70 to 74 years 21,125 9,290 11,835
75 to 79 years 17,415 7,120 10,290
80 to 84 years 13,555 4,885 8,675
85 years and over 12,645 3,380 9,265
Median age 43.5 41.2 45.7

Québec, V – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Québec, V was 43.5 years. In comparison, the median age of Quebec was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, Quebec and Québec, V – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Quebec 41.0 41.9
Québec, V 42.7 43.5

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Québec was 139,940, which represents a change of 3.8% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Québec, 45.9% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 38.2% were common-law-couples and 16.0% were lone-parent families.

Québec – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Quebec, CSD of Québec, 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
Québec, V 139,940 64,210 45.9 53,400 38.2 22,325 16.0 3.8
Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, MÉ 540 300 55.6 180 33.3 60 11.1 -3.6
Sainte-Pétronille, VL 340 175 51.5 125 36.8 40 11.8 1.5
Boischatel, MÉ 1,940 905 46.6 870 44.8 170 8.8 20.1
Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, V 1,965 830 42.2 940 47.8 200 10.2 28.4
Shannon, MÉ 1,495 655 43.8 715 47.8 130 8.7 28.3
Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, MÉ 795 355 44.7 365 45.9 70 8.8 0.0
Lac-Delage, V 175 85 48.6 85 48.6 10 5.7 2.9
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
Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, MÉ 1,780 585 32.9 1,015 57.0 180 10.1 52.1
Notre-Dame-des-Anges, PE 0 0 ··· 0 ··· 0 ··· 0.0
L'Ancienne-Lorette, V 4,935 2,660 53.9 1,625 32.9 655 13.3 -1.3
Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, V 5,290 2,725 51.5 1,950 36.9 615 11.6 5.9
Lévis, V 40,455 18,930 46.8 15,945 39.4 5,585 13.8 6.4

Québec – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Québec, 39.4% 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 * 22,490
Married couples without children * 41,720
Common-law-couples with children * 23,855
Common-law-couples without children * 29,550

Québec – Marital status

In Québec, 53.2% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (29.4%) or living with a common-law partner (23.8%).

The remaining 46.8% 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 9 Canada, Quebec, Québec, V – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Québec, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 449,065 100.0 6,644,380 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 238,920 53.2 3,745,315 56.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 131,985 29.4 2,353,775 35.4 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 106,930 23.8 1,391,545 20.9 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 210,155 46.8 2,899,060 43.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 142,865 31.8 1,942,090 29.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 6,935 1.5 105,190 1.6 698,245 2.5
Divorced 32,875 7.3 463,830 7.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 27,480 6.1 387,950 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Québec – Types of private households

There were 245,365 private households3 in Québec in 2011, a change of 7.6% from 2006. Of these, 18.8% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -0.4% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Quebec, Québec, V – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Québec, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 245,365 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
46,030 18.8 811,120 23.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
70,390 28.7 988,410 29.1 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 21,750 8.9 346,305 10.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 94,685 38.6 1,094,410 32.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 880 0.4 28,420 0.8 268,060 2.0
Other households9 11,635 4.7 126,680 3.7 543,340 4.1

Québec – Structural type of dwelling

In Québec, 32.0% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 8.1% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Quebec, Québec, V – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Québec, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 245,365 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 78,560 32.0 1,560,405 46.0 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 12,430 5.1 171,435 5.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 6,030 2.5 86,040 2.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 19,890 8.1 171,110 5.0 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 108,555 44.2 1,103,845 32.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 17,335 7.1 263,860 7.8 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 1,315 0.5 15,650 0.5 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 1,255 0.5 23,000 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Québec, V – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Québec, 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 Québec, 1.4% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 93.8% reported French only, and 3.9% 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, 1.0% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 95.8% spoke only French and 2.1% 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 Québec, 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 509,915 100.0 509,915 100.0
English 7,370 1.4 5,165 1.0
French 478,395 93.8 488,425 95.8
Non-official language 19,790 3.9 10,540 2.1
Multiple responses 4,355 0.9 5,780 1.1
Table 13 Québec, V – 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 69.8 44.9 24.9
French 99.8 99.6 0.2
Non-official language 81.1 59.0 22.1

Québec, V – Non-official languages

In Québec, the three most common mother tongues were Spanish (1.1%), Arabic (0.7%) and Portuguese (0.2%), 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 Québec, 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.
Spanish 5,530 25.3 1.1
Arabic 3,500 16.0 0.7
Portuguese 1,035 4.7 0.2
Vietnamese 735 3.4 0.1
Bosnian 635 2.9 0.1

Québec, V – Bilingualism

Table 15 Québec, 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 37.1 88.2 36.2 41.0
0 to 19 20.9 81.8 20.2 20.8
20 to 44 54.8 90.3 54.5 50.5
45 to 64 33.7 90.6 32.6 40.4
65 and over 26.6 84.9 25.5 34.2
Table 16 Québec, V – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 509,915 100.0
English only 1,135 0.2
French only 316,635 62.1
English and French 190,625 37.4
Neither English nor French 1,520 0.3

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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