Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Saint-Hyacinthe, V - Quebec

Map of Saint-Hyacinthe, V (shaded in green), Quebec

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Saint-Hyacinthe, V - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

Prov. rank
18
Nat. rank
94

In 2011, Saint-Hyacinthe (Ville) had a population of 53,236, representing a percentage change of 3.1% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 188.69 square kilometres with a population density of 282.1 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, Saint-Hyacinthe (Ville) had 24,490 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 7.2%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Saint-Hyacinthe (Ville) is part of the census agglomeration of Saint-Hyacinthe.

Population and dwelling counts

Saint-Hyacinthe (Ville) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Saint-Hyacinthe (Ville) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Saint-Pie, Que. V 5,438 5,109 6.4
Saint-Damase, Que. M 2,506 2,486 0.8
Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Que. PE 2,935 2,678 9.6
La Prsentation, Que. M 2,466 2,115 16.6
Saint-Dominique, Que. M 2,327 2,132 9.1
Saint-Liboire, Que. M 3,051 2,895 5.4
Saint-Simon, Que. M 1,231 1,228 0.2
Saint-Barnab-Sud, Que. M 859 864 -0.6

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 M 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 M 5,086 3,825 33.0
Saint-Amable M 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
Tmiscouata-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

Saint-Hyacinthe, V – Age distribution

Table 4 Saint-Hyacinthe, V – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 13.5% 14.6% 12.6%
15 to 64 65.9% 68.6% 63.4%
65 and over 20.6% 16.9% 23.9%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Saint-Hyacinthe, V was 20.6%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 65.9% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 13.5%. 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.

Saint-Hyacinthe, V – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Saint-Hyacinthe, 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 53,235 51,615 1,620 3.1
0 to 14 7,200 7,285 -85 -1.2
15 to 64 35,070 34,825 245 0.7
65 and over 10,960 9,505 1,455 15.3
Males
Total 25,220 24,335 885 3.6
0 to 14 3,670 3,705 -35 -0.9
15 to 64 17,300 17,065 235 1.4
65 and over 4,255 3,575 680 19.0
Females
Total 28,015 27,280 735 2.7
0 to 14 3,535 3,585 -50 -1.4
15 to 64 17,775 17,765 10 0.1
65 and over 6,705 5,930 775 13.1

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

Table 6 Saint-Hyacinthe, V – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 53,235 25,220 28,015
0 to 4 years 2,490 1,265 1,225
5 to 9 years 2,220 1,150 1,070
10 to 14 years 2,485 1,250 1,240
15 to 19 years 3,290 1,620 1,665
20 to 24 years 3,470 1,770 1,700
25 to 29 years 3,090 1,570 1,525
30 to 34 years 3,135 1,680 1,450
35 to 39 years 2,655 1,295 1,360
40 to 44 years 3,050 1,480 1,565
45 to 49 years 4,020 1,970 2,045
50 to 54 years 4,360 2,095 2,265
55 to 59 years 4,200 1,980 2,220
60 to 64 years 3,815 1,840 1,980
65 to 69 years 3,215 1,420 1,790
70 to 74 years 2,345 1,005 1,340
75 to 79 years 2,010 800 1,210
80 to 84 years 1,685 590 1,095
85 years and over 1,710 440 1,270
Median age 46.1 43.4 48.1

Saint-Hyacinthe, V – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Saint-Hyacinthe, V was 46.1 years. In comparison, the median age of Quebec was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, Quebec and Saint-Hyacinthe, V – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Quebec 41.0 41.9
Saint-Hyacinthe, V 44.0 46.1

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Saint-Hyacinthe was 14,650, which represents a change of 2.4% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Saint-Hyacinthe, 47.6% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 34.6% were common-law-couples and 17.7% were lone-parent families.

Saint-Hyacinthe – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Quebec, CSD of Saint-Hyacinthe, 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
Saint-Hyacinthe, V 14,650 6,980 47.6 5,070 34.6 2,595 17.7 2.4
Saint-Pie, V 1,605 690 43.0 700 43.6 215 13.4 7.0
Saint-Damase, M 755 370 49.0 305 40.4 80 10.6 4.9
Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, PE 875 415 47.4 375 42.9 80 9.1 11.5
La Prsentation, M 740 340 45.9 330 44.6 75 10.1 20.3
Saint-Dominique, M 700 300 42.9 300 42.9 95 13.6 12.9
Saint-Liboire, M 875 390 44.6 375 42.9 110 12.6 1.7
Saint-Simon, M 365 180 49.3 155 42.5 35 9.6 0.0
Saint-Barnab-Sud, M 260 135 51.9 100 38.5 20 7.7 2.0

Saint-Hyacinthe – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Saint-Hyacinthe, 37.5% 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 * 2,115
Married couples without children * 4,865
Common-law-couples with children * 2,405
Common-law-couples without children * 2,660

Saint-Hyacinthe – Marital status

In Saint-Hyacinthe, 53.4% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (31.3%) or living with a common-law partner (22.1%).

The remaining 46.6% 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, Saint-Hyacinthe, V – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Saint-Hyacinthe, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 46,035 100.0 6,644,380 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 24,585 53.4 3,745,315 56.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 14,420 31.3 2,353,775 35.4 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 10,165 22.1 1,391,545 20.9 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 21,450 46.6 2,899,060 43.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 13,785 29.9 1,942,090 29.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 650 1.4 105,190 1.6 698,245 2.5
Divorced 3,930 8.5 463,830 7.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 3,090 6.7 387,950 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Saint-Hyacinthe – Types of private households

There were 24,490 private households3 in Saint-Hyacinthe in 2011, a change of 7.0% from 2006. Of these, 18.3% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -5.9% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Quebec, Saint-Hyacinthe, V – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Saint-Hyacinthe, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 24,490 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
4,480 18.3 811,120 23.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
7,435 30.4 988,410 29.1 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 2,515 10.3 346,305 10.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 9,140 37.3 1,094,410 32.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 105 0.4 28,420 0.8 268,060 2.0
Other households9 805 3.3 126,680 3.7 543,340 4.1

Saint-Hyacinthe – Structural type of dwelling

In Saint-Hyacinthe, 35.9% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.6% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Quebec, Saint-Hyacinthe, V – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Saint-Hyacinthe, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 24,490 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 8,795 35.9 1,560,405 46.0 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 1,335 5.5 171,435 5.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 495 2.0 86,040 2.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 145 0.6 171,110 5.0 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 11,250 45.9 1,103,845 32.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 2,230 9.1 263,860 7.8 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 175 0.7 15,650 0.5 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 75 0.3 23,000 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Saint-Hyacinthe, V – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Saint-Hyacinthe, 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 Saint-Hyacinthe, 0.8% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 95.0% reported French only, and 3.5% 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, 0.5% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 96.4% 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 Saint-Hyacinthe, 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 51,840 100.0 51,845 100.0
English 425 0.8 260 0.5
French 49,230 95.0 49,965 96.4
Non-official language 1,825 3.5 1,080 2.1
Multiple responses 360 0.7 535 1.0
Table 13 Saint-Hyacinthe, 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 58.6 31.6 27.1
French 99.9 99.7 0.2
Non-official language 85.6 69.4 16.2

Saint-Hyacinthe, V – Non-official languages

In Saint-Hyacinthe, the three most common mother tongues were Spanish (1.9%), Arabic (0.5%) and Rundi (Kirundi) (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 Saint-Hyacinthe, 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 975 49.4 1.9
Arabic 245 12.4 0.5
Rundi (Kirundi) 70 3.5 0.1
Swahili 70 3.5 0.1
Portuguese 60 3.0 0.1

Saint-Hyacinthe, V – Bilingualism

Table 15 Saint-Hyacinthe, 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 27.0 82.6 26.5 28.0
0 to 19 16.3 88.9 16.1 15.7
20 to 44 42.3 83.9 42.2 35.3
45 to 64 25.3 86.7 24.7 29.9
65 and over 17.1 80.0 16.6 25.0
Table 16 Saint-Hyacinthe, V – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 51,845 100.0
English only 105 0.2
French only 37,480 72.3
English and French 14,120 27.2
Neither English nor French 140 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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