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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Westmount, V - Quebec

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

Map of Westmount, V

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
53
Nat. rank
198

In 2011, Westmount (Ville) had a population of 19,931, representing a percentage change of -2.7% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 4.02 square kilometres with a population density of 4,952.8 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, Westmount (Ville) had 8,637 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was -0.5%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Westmount (Ville) is part of the census metropolitan area of Montréal.

Population and dwelling counts

Westmount (Ville) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Westmount (Ville) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Montréal, Que. V 1,649,519 1,620,693 1.8

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

Westmount, V – Age distribution

Table 4 Westmount, V – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 14.7% 16.6% 13.1%
15 to 64 61.5% 62.1% 61.0%
65 and over 23.8% 21.3% 25.9%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Westmount, V was 23.8%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 61.5% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 14.7%. 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.

Westmount, V – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Westmount, 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 19,930 20,495 -565 -2.8
0 to 14 2,925 3,115 -190 -6.1
15 to 64 12,260 12,980 -720 -5.5
65 and over 4,750 4,400 350 8.0
Males
Total 9,140 9,430 -290 -3.1
0 to 14 1,515 1,580 -65 -4.1
15 to 64 5,675 6,070 -395 -6.5
65 and over 1,950 1,780 170 9.6
Females
Total 10,790 11,060 -270 -2.4
0 to 14 1,410 1,535 -125 -8.1
15 to 64 6,585 6,910 -325 -4.7
65 and over 2,800 2,615 185 7.1

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

Table 6 Westmount, V – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 19,930 9,140 10,790
0 to 4 years 780 420 360
5 to 9 years 935 480 460
10 to 14 years 1,200 615 590
15 to 19 years 1,290 640 645
20 to 24 years 1,295 630 665
25 to 29 years 1,045 505 545
30 to 34 years 870 390 475
35 to 39 years 925 425 495
40 to 44 years 1,145 505 640
45 to 49 years 1,435 645 795
50 to 54 years 1,465 680 785
55 to 59 years 1,305 570 740
60 to 64 years 1,480 690 795
65 to 69 years 1,185 520 665
70 to 74 years 1,000 485 515
75 to 79 years 830 360 470
80 to 84 years 755 305 450
85 years and over 985 280 705
Median age 46.8 44.6 48.4

Westmount, V – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Westmount, V was 46.8 years. In comparison, the median age of Quebec was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, Quebec and Westmount, V – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Quebec 41.0 41.9
Westmount, V 45.1 46.8

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Westmount was 5,200, which represents a change of -1.5% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Westmount, 75.0% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 10.9% were common-law-couples and 14.1% were lone-parent families.

Westmount – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Quebec, CSD of Westmount, 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
Westmount, V 5,200 3,900 75.0 565 10.9 735 14.1 -1.5
Montréal, V 410,035 225,035 54.9 96,385 23.5 88,615 21.6 -0.3

Westmount – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Westmount, 48.6% 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 * 2,015
Married couples without children * 1,890
Common-law-couples with children * 160
Common-law-couples without children * 410

Westmount – Marital status

In Westmount, 54.1% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (47.4%) or living with a common-law partner (6.7%).

The remaining 45.9% 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, Westmount, V – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Westmount, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 17,010 100.0 6,644,380 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 9,200 54.1 3,745,315 56.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 8,065 47.4 2,353,775 35.4 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,140 6.7 1,391,545 20.9 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 7,810 45.9 2,899,060 43.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 5,020 29.5 1,942,090 29.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 270 1.6 105,190 1.6 698,245 2.5
Divorced 1,175 6.9 463,830 7.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 1,340 7.9 387,950 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Westmount – Types of private households

There were 8,635 private households3 in Westmount in 2011, a change of -0.6% from 2006. Of these, 25.0% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -6.3% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Quebec, Westmount, V – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Westmount, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 8,635 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
2,155 25.0 811,120 23.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
2,250 26.1 988,410 29.1 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 715 8.3 346,305 10.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 3,150 36.5 1,094,410 32.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 40 0.5 28,420 0.8 268,060 2.0
Other households9 320 3.7 126,680 3.7 543,340 4.1

Westmount – Structural type of dwelling

In Westmount, 12.3% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 37.5% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Quebec, Westmount, V – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Westmount, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 8,635 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 1,060 12.3 1,560,405 46.0 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 1,350 15.6 171,435 5.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 1,165 13.5 86,040 2.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 3,240 37.5 171,110 5.0 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1,510 17.5 1,103,845 32.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 290 3.4 263,860 7.8 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 20 0.2 15,650 0.5 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 0 0.0 23,000 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Westmount, V – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Westmount, 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 Westmount, 54.9% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 20.0% reported French only, and 21.4% 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, 68.7% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 17.9% spoke only French and 9.0% 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 Westmount, 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 19,720 100.0 19,720 100.0
English 10,835 54.9 13,540 68.7
French 3,950 20.0 3,530 17.9
Non-official language 4,215 21.4 1,765 9.0
Multiple responses 715 3.6 880 4.5
Table 13 Westmount, 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 99.3 98.0 1.3
French 90.1 76.2 14.0
Non-official language 71.8 46.0 25.9

Westmount, V – Non-official languages

In Westmount, the three most common mother tongues were Arabic (3.2%), Spanish (2.8%) and Italian (1.5%), 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 Westmount, 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 635 14.0 3.2
Spanish 560 12.3 2.8
Italian 305 6.7 1.5
German 280 6.2 1.4
Russian 265 5.8 1.3

Westmount, V – Bilingualism

Table 15 Westmount, 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 76.3 75.0 91.6 65.6
0 to 19 73.4 72.7 79.3 67.5
20 to 44 80.9 83.4 96.8 63.3
45 to 64 81.9 81.1 96.4 70.1
65 and over 67.0 62.5 91.1 61.3
Table 16 Westmount, V – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 19,715 100.0
English only 3,960 20.1
French only 475 2.4
English and French 15,155 76.9
Neither English nor French 130 0.7

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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