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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Châteauguay, V - Quebec

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
22
Nat. rank
104

In 2011, Châteauguay (Ville) had a population of 45,904, representing a percentage change of 7.3% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 35.89 square kilometres with a population density of 1,278.9 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, Châteauguay (Ville) had 17,907 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 10.1%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

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

Population and dwelling counts

Châteauguay (Ville) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Châteauguay (Ville) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Dorval, Que. V 18,208 18,088 0.7
Pointe-Claire, Que. V 30,790 30,161 2.1
Saint-Isidore, Que. PE 2,581 2,489 3.7
Mercier, Que. V 11,584 10,121 14.5
Léry, Que. V 2,307 2,385 -3.3
Kahnawake, Que.  IRI
Sainte-Martine, Que. 4,966 4,237 17.2
Beauharnois, Que. V 12,011 11,918 0.8
Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot, Que. V 10,620 9,885 7.4

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

Châteauguay, V – Age distribution

Table 4 Châteauguay, V – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 16.8% 18.0% 15.7%
15 to 64 66.6% 67.3% 65.9%
65 and over 16.6% 14.7% 18.4%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Châteauguay, V was 16.6%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 66.6% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 16.8%. 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.

Châteauguay, V – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Châteauguay, 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 45,905 42,790 3,115 7.3
0 to 14 7,720 7,620 100 1.3
15 to 64 30,555 28,475 2,080 7.3
65 and over 7,630 6,695 935 14.0
Males
Total 22,235 20,590 1,645 8.0
0 to 14 3,995 3,905 90 2.3
15 to 64 14,965 13,855 1,110 8.0
65 and over 3,265 2,825 440 15.6
Females
Total 23,675 22,195 1,480 6.7
0 to 14 3,720 3,715 5 0.1
15 to 64 15,590 14,615 975 6.7
65 and over 4,365 3,865 500 12.9

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

Table 6 Châteauguay, V – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 45,905 22,235 23,675
0 to 4 years 2,535 1,320 1,220
5 to 9 years 2,450 1,255 1,195
10 to 14 years 2,735 1,425 1,305
15 to 19 years 3,415 1,735 1,675
20 to 24 years 2,850 1,470 1,385
25 to 29 years 2,360 1,205 1,155
30 to 34 years 2,635 1,230 1,410
35 to 39 years 2,645 1,245 1,400
40 to 44 years 3,040 1,480 1,555
45 to 49 years 3,760 1,810 1,945
50 to 54 years 3,940 1,925 2,010
55 to 59 years 3,165 1,535 1,625
60 to 64 years 2,745 1,330 1,415
65 to 69 years 2,240 1,035 1,210
70 to 74 years 1,855 795 1,060
75 to 79 years 1,550 685 860
80 to 84 years 1,125 500 625
85 years and over 860 260 605
Median age 42.2 40.9 43.6

Châteauguay, V – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Châteauguay, V was 42.2 years. In comparison, the median age of Quebec was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, Quebec and Châteauguay, V – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Quebec 41.0 41.9
Châteauguay, V 41.4 42.2

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Châteauguay was 13,410, which represents a change of 7.8% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Châteauguay, 56.7% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 24.9% were common-law-couples and 18.4% were lone-parent families.

Châteauguay – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Quebec, CSD of Châteauguay, 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
Châteauguay, V 13,410 7,610 56.7 3,340 24.9 2,465 18.4 7.8
Dorval, V 4,915 3,225 65.6 845 17.2 845 17.2 -2.2
Pointe-Claire, V 8,445 6,100 72.2 1,070 12.7 1,280 15.2 0.4
Saint-Isidore, PE 785 395 50.3 285 36.3 100 12.7 8.3
Mercier, V 3,505 1,815 51.8 1,180 33.7 505 14.4 16.3
Léry, V 695 360 51.8 235 33.8 100 14.4 -7.9
Sainte-Martine, MÉ 1,475 720 48.8 555 37.6 200 13.6 15.2
Beauharnois, V 3,590 1,720 47.9 1,290 35.9 580 16.2 1.7
Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot, V 3,190 1,940 60.8 910 28.5 350 11.0 8.7

Châteauguay – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Châteauguay, 47.9% 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 * 3,360
Married couples without children * 4,250
Common-law-couples with children * 1,885
Common-law-couples without children * 1,460

Châteauguay – Marital status

In Châteauguay, 58.1% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (40.6%) or living with a common-law partner (17.5%).

The remaining 41.9% 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, Châteauguay, V – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Châteauguay, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 38,185 100.0 6,644,380 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 22,195 58.1 3,745,315 56.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 15,505 40.6 2,353,775 35.4 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 6,690 17.5 1,391,545 20.9 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 15,990 41.9 2,899,060 43.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 10,305 27.0 1,942,090 29.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 640 1.7 105,190 1.6 698,245 2.5
Divorced 2,525 6.6 463,830 7.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 2,520 6.6 387,950 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Châteauguay – Types of private households

There were 17,905 private households3 in Châteauguay in 2011, a change of 10.1% from 2006. Of these, 28.7% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 1.9% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Quebec, Châteauguay, V – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Châteauguay, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 17,905 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
5,130 28.7 811,120 23.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
5,515 30.8 988,410 29.1 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 2,275 12.7 346,305 10.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 4,335 24.2 1,094,410 32.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 240 1.3 28,420 0.8 268,060 2.0
Other households9 415 2.3 126,680 3.7 543,340 4.1

Châteauguay – Structural type of dwelling

In Châteauguay, 67.8% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.4% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Quebec, Châteauguay, V – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Châteauguay, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 17,910 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 12,135 67.8 1,560,405 46.0 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 990 5.5 171,435 5.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 235 1.3 86,040 2.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 75 0.4 171,110 5.0 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 3,745 20.9 1,103,845 32.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 665 3.7 263,860 7.8 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 40 0.2 15,650 0.5 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 25 0.1 23,000 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Châteauguay, V – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Châteauguay, 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 Châteauguay, 26.8% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 60.0% reported French only, and 10.4% 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, 30.2% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 60.4% spoke only French and 5.5% 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 Châteauguay, 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 45,630 100.0 45,630 100.0
English 12,250 26.8 13,765 30.2
French 27,380 60.0 27,570 60.4
Non-official language 4,725 10.4 2,515 5.5
Multiple responses 1,270 2.8 1,785 3.9
Table 13 Châteauguay, 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 97.3 94.3 3.0
French 98.0 95.3 2.7
Non-official language 81.3 60.2 21.0

Châteauguay, V – Non-official languages

In Châteauguay, the three most common mother tongues were Spanish (2.4%), Italian (1.2%) and Arabic (1.0%), 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 Châteauguay, 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 1,110 21.2 2.4
Italian 550 10.5 1.2
Arabic 465 8.9 1.0
Russian 445 8.5 1.0
Polish 295 5.6 0.6

Châteauguay, V – Bilingualism

Table 15 Châteauguay, 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 57.0 60.8 54.8 59.4
0 to 19 41.4 58.7 30.3 53.8
20 to 44 71.8 76.7 70.0 70.5
45 to 64 60.8 59.0 61.7 59.7
65 and over 46.0 36.8 50.9 36.4
Table 16 Châteauguay, V – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 45,630 100.0
English only 5,550 12.2
French only 13,535 29.7
English and French 26,295 57.6
Neither English nor French 250 0.5

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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