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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Laval, V - Quebec

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

Map of Laval, V

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
3
Nat. rank
13

In 2011, Laval (Ville) had a population of 401,553, representing a percentage change of 8.9% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 247.09 square kilometres with a population density of 1,625.1 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, Laval (Ville) had 154,456 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 7.1%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Laval (Ville) is part of the census metropolitan area of Montral.

Population and dwelling counts

Laval (Ville) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Laval (Ville) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Terrebonne, Que. V 106,322 94,703 12.3
Montral, Que. V 1,649,519 1,620,693 1.8
Saint-Eustache, Que. V 44,154 42,077 A 4.9
Deux-Montagnes, Que. V 17,552 17,402 0.9
Boisbriand, Que. V 26,816 26,468 A 1.3
Rosemre, Que. V 14,294 14,173 0.9
Lorraine, Que. V 9,479 9,613 -1.4
Bois-des-Filion, Que. V 9,485 8,383 13.1

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

Laval, V – Age distribution

Table 4 Laval, V – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 17.3% 18.1% 16.5%
15 to 64 67.2% 68.1% 66.3%
65 and over 15.6% 13.8% 17.2%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Laval, V was 15.6%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 67.2% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 17.3%. 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.

Laval, V – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Laval, 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 401,550 368,710 32,840 8.9
0 to 14 69,305 65,530 3,775 5.8
15 to 64 269,660 250,395 19,265 7.7
65 and over 62,585 52,785 9,800 18.6
Males
Total 194,885 179,215 15,670 8.7
0 to 14 35,300 33,325 1,975 5.9
15 to 64 132,630 123,155 9,475 7.7
65 and over 26,960 22,735 4,225 18.6
Females
Total 206,665 189,490 17,175 9.1
0 to 14 34,005 32,200 1,805 5.6
15 to 64 137,035 127,240 9,795 7.7
65 and over 35,625 30,055 5,570 18.5

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

Table 6 Laval, V – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 401,550 194,885 206,665
0 to 4 years 23,125 11,805 11,320
5 to 9 years 22,450 11,395 11,055
10 to 14 years 23,730 12,095 11,635
15 to 19 years 27,575 13,965 13,615
20 to 24 years 24,945 12,530 12,415
25 to 29 years 22,195 11,050 11,145
30 to 34 years 24,565 11,740 12,825
35 to 39 years 26,800 12,930 13,870
40 to 44 years 29,885 14,655 15,230
45 to 49 years 33,350 16,530 16,820
50 to 54 years 32,370 16,095 16,280
55 to 59 years 26,145 12,555 13,585
60 to 64 years 21,815 10,575 11,240
65 to 69 years 18,055 8,380 9,670
70 to 74 years 14,770 6,750 8,020
75 to 79 years 13,000 5,740 7,260
80 to 84 years 9,585 3,825 5,755
85 years and over 7,180 2,265 4,915
Median age 40.9 40.0 41.8

Laval, V – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Laval, V was 40.9 years. In comparison, the median age of Quebec was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, Quebec and Laval, V – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Quebec 41.0 41.9
Laval, V 40.3 40.9

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Laval was 112,880, which represents a change of 6.7% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Laval, 61.3% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 22.0% were common-law-couples and 16.8% were lone-parent families.

Laval – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Quebec, CSD of Laval, 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
Laval, V 112,880 69,185 61.3 24,780 22.0 18,910 16.8 6.7
Terrebonne, V 31,335 14,545 46.4 11,805 37.7 4,990 15.9 11.2
Montral, V 410,035 225,035 54.9 96,385 23.5 88,615 21.6 -0.3
Saint-Eustache, V 12,845 6,495 50.6 4,080 31.8 2,270 17.7 2.5
Deux-Montagnes, V 5,090 2,470 48.5 1,650 32.4 970 19.1 0.0
Boisbriand, V 7,605 3,645 47.9 2,500 32.9 1,465 19.3 1.3
Rosemre, V 4,180 2,490 59.6 1,170 28.0 520 12.4 3.5
Lorraine, V 2,895 1,710 59.1 795 27.5 385 13.3 1.0
Bois-des-Filion, V 2,785 1,110 39.9 1,050 37.7 630 22.6 14.6

Laval – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Laval, 51.5% 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 * 36,110
Married couples without children * 33,075
Common-law-couples with children * 12,290
Common-law-couples without children * 12,490

Laval – Marital status

In Laval, 57.8% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (42.9%) or living with a common-law partner (15.0%).

The remaining 42.2% 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, Laval, V – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Laval, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 332,250 100.0 6,644,380 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 192,180 57.8 3,745,315 56.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 142,455 42.9 2,353,775 35.4 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 49,730 15.0 1,391,545 20.9 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 140,065 42.2 2,899,060 43.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 93,875 28.3 1,942,090 29.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 5,230 1.6 105,190 1.6 698,245 2.5
Divorced 21,735 6.5 463,830 7.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 19,215 5.8 387,950 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Laval – Types of private households

There were 154,455 private households3 in Laval in 2011, a change of 7.1% from 2006. Of these, 30.5% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 7.1% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Quebec, Laval, V – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Laval, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 154,455 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
47,040 30.5 811,120 23.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
43,570 28.2 988,410 29.1 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 17,470 11.3 346,305 10.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 39,930 25.9 1,094,410 32.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 2,345 1.5 28,420 0.8 268,060 2.0
Other households9 4,100 2.7 126,680 3.7 543,340 4.1

Laval – Structural type of dwelling

In Laval, 48.2% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 6.1% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Quebec, Laval, V – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Laval, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 154,455 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 74,510 48.2 1,560,405 46.0 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 14,690 9.5 171,435 5.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 4,405 2.9 86,040 2.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 9,465 6.1 171,110 5.0 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 46,335 30.0 1,103,845 32.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 4,675 3.0 263,860 7.8 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 325 0.2 15,650 0.5 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 50 0.0 23,000 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Laval, V – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Laval, 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 Laval, 7.0% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 60.8% reported French only, and 28.5% 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, 12.9% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 65.2% spoke only French and 14.9% 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 Laval, 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 397,570 100.0 397,570 100.0
English 27,680 7.0 51,335 12.9
French 241,620 60.8 259,090 65.2
Non-official language 113,160 28.5 59,055 14.9
Multiple responses 15,110 3.8 28,090 7.1
Table 13 Laval, 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 91.3 82.6 8.7
French 98.7 96.8 1.9
Non-official language 84.4 59.7 24.7

Laval, V – Non-official languages

In Laval, the three most common mother tongues were Arabic (6.6%), Italian (4.6%) and Greek (3.8%), 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 Laval, 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.
Arabic 26,160 21.0 6.6
Italian 18,120 14.6 4.6
Greek 15,105 12.1 3.8
Spanish 12,205 9.8 3.1
Creoles 7,625 6.1 1.9

Laval, V – Bilingualism

Table 15 Laval, 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 56.0 77.0 51.8 59.7
0 to 19 41.3 71.4 30.9 53.8
20 to 44 72.7 87.6 70.1 73.9
45 to 64 57.8 79.4 56.1 57.8
65 and over 40.4 58.5 43.3 28.2
Table 16 Laval, V – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 397,570 100.0
English only 19,905 5.0
French only 145,655 36.6
English and French 224,630 56.5
Neither English nor French 7,380 1.9

Symbols:

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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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