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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Shawinigan, V - Quebec

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

Map of Shawinigan, V

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
19
Nat. rank
97

In 2011, Shawinigan (Ville) had a population of 50,060, representing a percentage change of -3.6% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 733.48 square kilometres with a population density of 68.2 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, Shawinigan (Ville) had 24,166 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was -0.3%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Shawinigan (Ville) is part of the census agglomeration of Shawinigan.

Population and dwelling counts

Shawinigan (Ville) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Shawinigan (Ville) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Hérouxville, Que. PE 1,340 1,235 8.5
Grandes-Piles, Que. VL 361 350 3.1
Saint-Roch-de-Mékinac, Que. PE 438 324 35.2
Trois-Rives, Que. 490 411 19.2
Lac-Normand, Que. NO 5 5 0.0
Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Que. PE 5,467 5,131 6.5
Saint-Narcisse, Que. PE 1,762 1,806 -2.4
Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, Que. PE 3,046 3,118 -2.3
Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc, Que. 1,407 1,376 2.3
Saint-Boniface, Que. 4,511 4,180 7.9
Saint-Étienne-des-Grès, Que. PE 4,217 3,881 8.7

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

Shawinigan, V – Age distribution

Table 4 Shawinigan, V – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 11.4% 12.2% 10.7%
15 to 64 64.5% 67.0% 62.1%
65 and over 24.1% 20.7% 27.2%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Shawinigan, V was 24.1%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 64.5% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 11.4%. 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.

Shawinigan, V – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Shawinigan, 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 50,060 51,905 -1,845 -3.6
0 to 14 5,720 6,585 -865 -13.1
15 to 64 32,280 34,095 -1,815 -5.3
65 and over 12,060 11,225 835 7.4
Males
Total 23,970 24,645 -675 -2.7
0 to 14 2,930 3,380 -450 -13.3
15 to 64 16,065 16,910 -845 -5.0
65 and over 4,965 4,355 610 14.0
Females
Total 26,095 27,260 -1,165 -4.3
0 to 14 2,790 3,205 -415 -12.9
15 to 64 16,210 17,185 -975 -5.7
65 and over 7,100 6,865 235 3.4

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

Table 6 Shawinigan, V – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 50,060 23,970 26,095
0 to 4 years 1,880 975 910
5 to 9 years 1,755 900 850
10 to 14 years 2,085 1,055 1,030
15 to 19 years 2,755 1,450 1,305
20 to 24 years 2,460 1,275 1,190
25 to 29 years 2,320 1,175 1,140
30 to 34 years 2,480 1,270 1,205
35 to 39 years 2,250 1,090 1,165
40 to 44 years 2,475 1,210 1,260
45 to 49 years 3,820 1,890 1,935
50 to 54 years 4,950 2,400 2,550
55 to 59 years 4,655 2,295 2,365
60 to 64 years 4,130 2,020 2,110
65 to 69 years 3,450 1,680 1,770
70 to 74 years 2,555 1,130 1,425
75 to 79 years 2,260 915 1,345
80 to 84 years 2,010 755 1,250
85 years and over 1,785 485 1,300
Median age 50.8 49.3 52.1

Shawinigan, V – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Shawinigan, V was 50.8 years. In comparison, the median age of Quebec was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, Quebec and Shawinigan, V – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Quebec 41.0 41.9
Shawinigan, V 47.7 50.8

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Shawinigan was 13,975, which represents a change of -4.9% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Shawinigan, 48.6% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 32.9% were common-law-couples and 18.5% were lone-parent families.

Shawinigan – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Quebec, CSD of Shawinigan, 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
Shawinigan, V 13,975 6,795 48.6 4,595 32.9 2,580 18.5 -4.9
Hérouxville, PE 430 215 50.0 160 37.2 50 11.6 10.3
Grandes-Piles, VL 115 50 43.5 55 47.8 10 8.7 -11.5
Saint-Roch-de-Mékinac, PE 140 75 53.6 50 35.7 15 10.7 27.3
Trois-Rives, MÉ 160 90 56.3 55 34.4 15 9.4 28.0
Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, PE 1,665 800 48.0 680 40.8 185 11.1 7.4
Saint-Narcisse, PE 530 255 48.1 175 33.0 90 17.0 -2.8
Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, PE 945 505 53.4 310 32.8 130 13.8 -3.1
Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc, MÉ 440 215 48.9 170 38.6 55 12.5 2.3
Saint-Boniface, MÉ 1,390 715 51.4 515 37.1 155 11.2 9.0
Saint-Étienne-des-Grès, PE 1,310 640 48.9 520 39.7 155 11.8 10.5

Shawinigan – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Shawinigan, 33.6% 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 * 1,625
Married couples without children * 5,180
Common-law-couples with children * 2,205
Common-law-couples without children * 2,395

Shawinigan – Marital status

In Shawinigan, 52.7% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (31.9%) or living with a common-law partner (20.7%).

The remaining 47.3% 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, Shawinigan, V – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Shawinigan, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 44,340 100.0 6,644,380 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 23,355 52.7 3,745,315 56.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 14,150 31.9 2,353,775 35.4 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 9,200 20.7 1,391,545 20.9 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 20,985 47.3 2,899,060 43.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 12,185 27.5 1,942,090 29.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 625 1.4 105,190 1.6 698,245 2.5
Divorced 4,095 9.2 463,830 7.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 4,075 9.2 387,950 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Shawinigan – Types of private households

There were 24,170 private households3 in Shawinigan in 2011, a change of -0.2% from 2006. Of these, 15.7% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -15.3% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Quebec, Shawinigan, V – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Shawinigan, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 24,170 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
3,790 15.7 811,120 23.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
7,485 31.0 988,410 29.1 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 2,510 10.4 346,305 10.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 9,545 39.5 1,094,410 32.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 90 0.4 28,420 0.8 268,060 2.0
Other households9 745 3.1 126,680 3.7 543,340 4.1

Shawinigan – Structural type of dwelling

In Shawinigan, 49.2% 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, Shawinigan, V – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Shawinigan, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 24,165 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 11,880 49.2 1,560,405 46.0 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 595 2.5 171,435 5.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 215 0.9 86,040 2.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 10 0.0 171,110 5.0 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 8,560 35.4 1,103,845 32.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 2,470 10.2 263,860 7.8 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 340 1.4 15,650 0.5 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 100 0.4 23,000 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Shawinigan, V – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Shawinigan, 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 Shawinigan, 0.9% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 98.0% reported French only, and 0.5% 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, 0.6% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 98.8% 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 Shawinigan, 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 48,675 100.0 48,675 100.0
English 460 0.9 275 0.6
French 47,710 98.0 48,095 98.8
Non-official language 255 0.5 105 0.2
Multiple responses 245 0.5 200 0.4
Table 13 Shawinigan, 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 66.9 40.4 26.5
French 99.9 99.8 0.1
Non-official language 67.8 47.5 20.3

Shawinigan, V – Non-official languages

In Shawinigan, the three most common mother tongues were Spanish (0.2%), Arabic (0.1%) and Atikamekw (0.1%), 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 Shawinigan, 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 75 25.4 0.2
Arabic 50 16.9 0.1
Atikamekw 25 8.5 0.1
German 20 6.8 0.0

Shawinigan, V – Bilingualism

Table 15 Shawinigan, 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 21.3 84.9 20.6 36.5
0 to 19 13.8 81.8 13.2 16.7
20 to 44 32.9 91.7 32.3 36.4
45 to 64 19.6 87.9 18.9 43.8
65 and over 17.0 83.3 16.2 50.0
Table 16 Shawinigan, V – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 48,680 100.0
English only 45 0.1
French only 38,110 78.3
English and French 10,485 21.5
Neither English nor French 35 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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