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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Saint-Amable, - Quebec

Map of Saint-Amable, MÉ (shaded in green), Quebec

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Saint-Amable, MÉ - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

Prov. rank
92
Nat. rank
364

In 2011, Saint-Amable (Municipalité) had a population of 10,870, representing a percentage change of 29.4% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 36.68 square kilometres with a population density of 296.3 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-Amable (Municipalité) had 3,992 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 33.6%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Saint-Amable (Municipalité) is part of the census metropolitan area of Montréal.

Population and dwelling counts

Saint-Amable (Municipalité) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Saint-Amable (Municipalité) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Que. 2,624 2,288 14.7
Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu, Que. 2,050 1,876 9.3
Sainte-Julie, Que. V 30,104 29,079 3.5
Varennes, Que. V 20,994 20,950 0.2
Verchères, Que. 5,692 5,243 8.6

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 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

Saint-Amable, – Age distribution

Table 4 Saint-Amable, – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 22.4% 23.4% 21.2%
15 to 64 71.3% 70.6% 72.0%
65 and over 6.3% 6.0% 6.7%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Saint-Amable, was 6.3%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 71.3% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 22.4%. 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.

Saint-Amable, – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Saint-Amable, – 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 10,870 8,395 2,475 29.5
0 to 14 2,435 1,920 515 26.8
15 to 64 7,750 6,020 1,730 28.7
65 and over 690 455 235 51.6
Males
Total 5,575 4,340 1,235 28.5
0 to 14 1,305 1,005 300 29.9
15 to 64 3,935 3,110 825 26.5
65 and over 335 225 110 48.9
Females
Total 5,295 4,055 1,240 30.6
0 to 14 1,125 915 210 23.0
15 to 64 3,815 2,910 905 31.1
65 and over 355 230 125 54.3

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

Table 6 Saint-Amable, – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 10,870 5,575 5,295
0 to 4 years 1,065 590 475
5 to 9 years 715 370 350
10 to 14 years 655 345 305
15 to 19 years 690 350 340
20 to 24 years 590 295 295
25 to 29 years 930 435 495
30 to 34 years 1,135 545 585
35 to 39 years 875 475 405
40 to 44 years 790 430 365
45 to 49 years 885 460 430
50 to 54 years 815 420 395
55 to 59 years 580 290 285
60 to 64 years 455 235 220
65 to 69 years 300 155 150
70 to 74 years 180 80 100
75 to 79 years 120 60 55
80 to 84 years 60 25 30
85 years and over 30 5 25
Median age 33.5 33.8 33.2

Saint-Amable, – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Saint-Amable,  was 33.5 years. In comparison, the median age of Quebec was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, Quebec and Saint-Amable, – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Quebec 41.0 41.9
Saint-Amable, 33.9 33.5

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Saint-Amable was 3,250, which represents a change of 29.7% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Saint-Amable, 41.4% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 45.5% were common-law-couples and 13.1% were lone-parent families.

Saint-Amable – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Quebec, CSD of Saint-Amable, 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
Saint-Amable, MÉ 3,250 1,345 41.4 1,480 45.5 425 13.1 29.7
Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, MÉ 775 400 51.6 305 39.4 65 8.4 12.3
Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu, MÉ 630 300 47.6 250 39.7 70 11.1 15.6
Sainte-Julie, V 8,790 4,395 50.0 3,145 35.8 1,245 14.2 2.6
Varennes, V 6,235 3,025 48.5 2,285 36.6 930 14.9 1.1
Verchères, MÉ 1,730 805 46.5 680 39.3 245 14.2 5.8

Saint-Amable – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Saint-Amable, 55.2% 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 * 625
Married couples without children * 720
Common-law-couples with children * 940
Common-law-couples without children * 545

Saint-Amable – Marital status

In Saint-Amable, 67.2% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (32.2%) or living with a common-law partner (35.1%).

The remaining 32.8% 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, Saint-Amable, MÉ – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Saint-Amable, MÉ Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 8,440 100.0 6,644,380 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 5,675 67.2 3,745,315 56.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 2,715 32.2 2,353,775 35.4 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 2,960 35.1 1,391,545 20.9 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 2,765 32.8 2,899,060 43.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 2,110 25.0 1,942,090 29.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 80 0.9 105,190 1.6 698,245 2.5
Divorced 355 4.2 463,830 7.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 215 2.5 387,950 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Saint-Amable – Types of private households

There were 3,990 private households3 in Saint-Amable in 2011, a change of 33.4% from 2006. Of these, 38.1% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 19.2% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Quebec, Saint-Amable, MÉ – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Saint-Amable, MÉ Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 3,990 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
1,520 38.1 811,120 23.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
1,195 29.9 988,410 29.1 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 385 9.6 346,305 10.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 710 17.8 1,094,410 32.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 75 1.9 28,420 0.8 268,060 2.0
Other households9 110 2.8 126,680 3.7 543,340 4.1

Saint-Amable – Structural type of dwelling

In Saint-Amable, 61.8% 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, Saint-Amable, MÉ – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Saint-Amable, MÉ Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 3,990 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,465 61.8 1,560,405 46.0 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 510 12.8 171,435 5.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 135 3.4 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 440 11.0 1,103,845 32.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 190 4.8 263,860 7.8 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 20 0.5 15,650 0.5 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 235 5.9 23,000 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Saint-Amable, MÉ – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Saint-Amable, 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 Saint-Amable, 1.5% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 95.7% reported French only, and 2.0% 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, 1.1% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 97.3% spoke only French and 0.7% 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-Amable, 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 10,870 100.0 10,870 100.0
English 165 1.5 120 1.1
French 10,400 95.7 10,580 97.3
Non-official language 220 2.0 75 0.7
Multiple responses 75 0.7 95 0.9
Table 13 Saint-Amable, 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 72.7 43.2 29.5
French 99.9 99.7 0.2
Non-official language 76.9 46.2 30.8

Saint-Amable, MÉ – Non-official languages

In Saint-Amable, the three most common mother tongues were Spanish (1.1%), Italian (0.2%) 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 Saint-Amable, 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 120 46.2 1.1
Italian 25 9.6 0.2
Portuguese 25 9.6 0.2
Arabic 15 5.8 0.1

Saint-Amable, MÉ – Bilingualism

Table 15 Saint-Amable, 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 29.5 81.8 28.3 46.7
0 to 19 12.1 57.1 11.3 28.6
20 to 44 44.7 100.0 43.4 52.0
45 to 64 27.7 77.8 26.5 50.0
65 and over 19.6 33.3 18.9 33.3
Table 16 Saint-Amable, MÉ – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 10,870 100.0
English only 25 0.2
French only 7,605 70.0
English and French 3,225 29.7
Neither English nor French 15 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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