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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Saint-Paul, - Quebec 1

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

Map of Saint-Paul,

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
171
Nat. rank
692

In 2011, Saint-Paul (Municipalité) had a population of 5,122, representing a percentage change of 28.0% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 49.39 square kilometres with a population density of 103.7 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, Saint-Paul (Municipalité) had 2,058 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 32.3%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Saint-Paul (Municipalité) is part of the census agglomeration of Joliette.

Population and dwelling counts

Saint-Paul (Municipalité) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Saint-Paul (Municipalité) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Lavaltrie, Que. V 13,267 12,120 9.5
L'Assomption, Que. V 20,065 16,723 A 20.0
Crabtree, Que. 3,887 3,441 13.0
Saint-Pierre, Que. VL 305 304 0.3
Joliette, Que. V 19,621 19,044 3.0
Saint-Thomas, Que. 3,193 2,861 11.6

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
Chandler V 7,703 7,914 -2.7

Age and sex

Saint-Paul, – Age distribution

Table 4 Saint-Paul, – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 19.5% 20.1% 18.9%
15 to 64 70.1% 69.5% 70.6%
65 and over 10.4% 10.4% 10.3%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Saint-Paul, was 10.4%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 70.1% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 19.5%. 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-Paul, – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Saint-Paul, – 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 5,120 4,000 1,120 28.0
0 to 14 1,000 805 195 24.2
15 to 64 3,590 2,830 760 26.9
65 and over 530 370 160 43.2
Males
Total 2,590 2,010 580 28.9
0 to 14 520 400 120 30.0
15 to 64 1,800 1,435 365 25.4
65 and over 270 175 95 54.3
Females
Total 2,535 1,990 545 27.4
0 to 14 480 400 80 20.0
15 to 64 1,790 1,390 400 28.8
65 and over 260 195 65 33.3

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

Table 6 Saint-Paul, – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 5,120 2,590 2,535
0 to 4 years 390 215 180
5 to 9 years 295 145 150
10 to 14 years 315 165 150
15 to 19 years 310 160 150
20 to 24 years 285 145 135
25 to 29 years 385 185 200
30 to 34 years 425 220 205
35 to 39 years 330 170 155
40 to 44 years 320 145 175
45 to 49 years 420 215 200
50 to 54 years 425 205 215
55 to 59 years 360 180 185
60 to 64 years 335 170 165
65 to 69 years 240 135 110
70 to 74 years 130 65 65
75 to 79 years 85 35 50
80 to 84 years 45 25 20
85 years and over 30 10 20
Median age 37.3 36.8 37.9

Saint-Paul, – Median age2 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Saint-Paul,  was 37.3 years. In comparison, the median age of Quebec was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, Quebec and Saint-Paul, – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Quebec 41.0 41.9
Saint-Paul, 39.2 37.3

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in Saint-Paul was 1,575, which represents a change of 34.0% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Saint-Paul, 41.6% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 42.9% were common-law-couples and 15.6% were lone-parent families.

Saint-Paul – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Quebec, CSD of Saint-Paul, 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-Paul, MÉ 1,575 655 41.6 675 42.9 245 15.6 34.0
Lavaltrie, V 3,980 1,755 44.1 1,625 40.8 600 15.1 8.6
L'Assomption, V 5,950 2,595 43.6 2,390 40.2 965 16.2 20.3
Crabtree, MÉ 1,130 545 48.2 410 36.3 175 15.5 12.4
Saint-Pierre, VL 95 60 63.2 30 31.6 10 10.5 26.7
Joliette, V 4,960 2,100 42.3 1,680 33.9 1,180 23.8 2.6
Saint-Thomas, MÉ 1,005 505 50.2 355 35.3 145 14.4 13.6

Saint-Paul – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Saint-Paul, 44.7% 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 * 230
Married couples without children * 420
Common-law-couples with children * 360
Common-law-couples without children * 310

Saint-Paul – Marital status

In Saint-Paul, 64.9% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (32.2%) or living with a common-law partner (32.8%).

The remaining 35.1% 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-Paul, MÉ – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Saint-Paul, MÉ Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 4,120 100.0 6,644,380 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 2,675 64.9 3,745,315 56.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 1,325 32.2 2,353,775 35.4 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,350 32.8 1,391,545 20.9 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 1,445 35.1 2,899,060 43.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,040 25.2 1,942,090 29.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 35 0.8 105,190 1.6 698,245 2.5
Divorced 235 5.7 463,830 7.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 130 3.2 387,950 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Saint-Paul – Types of private households

There were 2,060 private households4 in Saint-Paul in 2011, a change of 32.9% from 2006. Of these, 28.9% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 24.0% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Quebec, Saint-Paul, MÉ – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 Saint-Paul, MÉ Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 2,060 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
595 28.9 811,120 23.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
720 35.0 988,410 29.1 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 235 11.4 346,305 10.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 440 21.4 1,094,410 32.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households9 15 0.7 28,420 0.8 268,060 2.0
Other households10 50 2.4 126,680 3.7 543,340 4.1

Saint-Paul – Structural type of dwelling

In Saint-Paul, 85.2% 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, Saint-Paul, MÉ – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Saint-Paul, MÉ Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 2,060 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 1,755 85.2 1,560,405 46.0 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 55 2.7 171,435 5.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 15 0.7 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 160 7.8 1,103,845 32.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 55 2.7 263,860 7.8 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 5 0.2 15,650 0.5 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 15 0.7 23,000 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Saint-Paul, MÉ – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Saint-Paul, 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-Paul, 0.6% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 97.6% reported French only, and 1.3% 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, 0.3% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 98.8% spoke only French and 0.4% 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-Paul, 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 5,120 100.0 5,120 100.0
English 30 0.6 15 0.3
French 4,995 97.6 5,060 98.8
Non-official language 65 1.3 20 0.4
Multiple responses 35 0.7 30 0.6
Table 13 Saint-Paul, MÉ – Mother-tongue retention, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Mother-tongue retention13
(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 58.3 16.7 41.7
French 99.9 99.8 0.1
Non-official language 78.6 35.7 42.9

Saint-Paul, MÉ – Non-official languages

In Saint-Paul, the three most common mother tongues were Spanish (0.6%), Arabic (0.2%) 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 Saint-Paul, 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 30 42.9 0.6
Arabic 10 14.3 0.2

Saint-Paul, MÉ – Bilingualism

Table 15 Saint-Paul, 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 23.0 120.0 22.4 33.3
0 to 19 11.9 100.0 11.2 100.0
20 to 44 31.6 100.0 31.2 28.6
45 to 64 23.1 100.0 22.3 50.0
65 and over 21.9 100.0 21.2 0.0
Table 16 Saint-Paul, MÉ – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 5,120 100.0
English only 0 0.0
French only 3,915 76.5
English and French 1,200 23.4
Neither English nor French 5 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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