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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Pontiac, - Quebec

Map of Pontiac, MÉ (shaded in green), Quebec

Map of Pontiac,

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Pontiac, MÉ - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

Prov. rank
159
Nat. rank
643

In 2011, Pontiac (Municipalité) had a population of 5,681, representing a percentage change of 8.5% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 448.31 square kilometres with a population density of 12.7 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, Pontiac (Municipalité) had 2,147 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 7.2%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Pontiac (Municipalité) is part of the census metropolitan area of Ottawa - Gatineau.

Population and dwelling counts

Pontiac (Municipalité) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Pontiac (Municipalité) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Gatineau, Que. V 265,349 242,124 9.6
Chelsea, Que. 6,977 6,703 4.1
La Pêche, Que. 7,619 7,477 1.9
Bristol, Que. 1,128 1,210 -6.8
Thorne, Que. 292 427 -31.6
Ottawa, Ont. CV 883,391 812,129 8.8
McNab/Braeside, Ont. TP 7,371 7,222 2.1

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 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

Pontiac, – Age distribution

Table 4 Pontiac, – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 18.7% 19.0% 18.3%
15 to 64 69.1% 68.5% 69.6%
65 and over 12.3% 12.4% 12.1%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Pontiac, was 12.3%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 69.1% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 18.7%. 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.

Pontiac, – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Pontiac, – 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 5,680 5,240 440 8.4
0 to 14 1,060 980 80 8.2
15 to 64 3,925 3,725 200 5.4
65 and over 700 535 165 30.8
Males
Total 2,955 2,685 270 10.1
0 to 14 560 485 75 15.5
15 to 64 2,025 1,925 100 5.2
65 and over 365 280 85 30.4
Females
Total 2,730 2,550 180 7.1
0 to 14 500 495 5 1.0
15 to 64 1,900 1,800 100 5.6
65 and over 330 250 80 32.0

Pontiac, – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Pontiac, – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 5,680 2,955 2,730
0 to 4 years 385 195 185
5 to 9 years 345 175 170
10 to 14 years 330 185 145
15 to 19 years 360 180 180
20 to 24 years 275 145 130
25 to 29 years 325 160 170
30 to 34 years 345 160 180
35 to 39 years 380 200 175
40 to 44 years 435 210 225
45 to 49 years 505 255 250
50 to 54 years 505 270 235
55 to 59 years 445 240 205
60 to 64 years 355 200 155
65 to 69 years 305 155 150
70 to 74 years 190 110 75
75 to 79 years 95 45 45
80 to 84 years 75 40 35
85 years and over 40 15 20
Median age 41.1 41.5 40.8

Pontiac, – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Pontiac,  was 41.1 years. In comparison, the median age of Quebec was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, Quebec and Pontiac, – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Quebec 41.0 41.9
Pontiac, 40.1 41.1

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Pontiac was 1,725, which represents a change of 12.4% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Pontiac, 61.2% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 26.7% were common-law-couples and 12.2% were lone-parent families.

Pontiac – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Quebec, CSD of Pontiac, 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
Pontiac, MÉ 1,725 1,055 61.2 460 26.7 210 12.2 12.4
Gatineau, V 74,600 38,540 51.7 21,290 28.5 14,770 19.8 7.6
Chelsea, MÉ 2,090 1,395 66.7 480 23.0 220 10.5 5.8
La Pêche, MÉ 2,290 1,325 57.9 670 29.3 300 13.1 0.2
Bristol, MÉ 335 240 71.6 55 16.4 35 10.4 3.1
Thorne, MÉ 90 70 77.8 15 16.7 10 11.1 -28.0
Ottawa, CV (Ont.) 239,470 169,680 70.9 31,255 13.1 38,540 16.1 7.8
McNab/Braeside, TP (Ont.) 2,325 1,790 77.0 310 13.3 225 9.7 4.7

Pontiac – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Pontiac, 46.7% 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 * 465
Married couples without children * 590
Common-law-couples with children * 240
Common-law-couples without children * 215

Pontiac – Marital status

In Pontiac, 66.1% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (46.2%) or living with a common-law partner (19.9%).

The remaining 33.8% 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, Pontiac, MÉ – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Pontiac, MÉ Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 4,625 100.0 6,644,380 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 3,055 66.1 3,745,315 56.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 2,135 46.2 2,353,775 35.4 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 920 19.9 1,391,545 20.9 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 1,565 33.8 2,899,060 43.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,075 23.2 1,942,090 29.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 75 1.6 105,190 1.6 698,245 2.5
Divorced 240 5.2 463,830 7.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 175 3.8 387,950 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Pontiac – Types of private households

There were 2,145 private households3 in Pontiac in 2011, a change of 7.3% from 2006. Of these, 31.7% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 0.0% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Quebec, Pontiac, MÉ – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Pontiac, MÉ Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 2,145 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
680 31.7 811,120 23.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
775 36.1 988,410 29.1 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 190 8.9 346,305 10.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 405 18.9 1,094,410 32.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 45 2.1 28,420 0.8 268,060 2.0
Other households9 60 2.8 126,680 3.7 543,340 4.1

Pontiac – Structural type of dwelling

In Pontiac, 93.7% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.5% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Quebec, Pontiac, MÉ – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Pontiac, MÉ Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 2,145 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,010 93.7 1,560,405 46.0 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 35 1.6 171,435 5.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 5 0.2 86,040 2.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 10 0.5 171,110 5.0 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 55 2.6 1,103,845 32.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 25 1.2 263,860 7.8 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 5 0.2 15,650 0.5 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 0 0.0 23,000 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Pontiac, MÉ – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Pontiac, 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 Pontiac, 39.0% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 55.7% reported French only, and 2.6% 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, 45.0% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 51.8% spoke only French and 0.6% 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 Pontiac, 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 5,625 100.0 5,625 100.0
English 2,195 39.0 2,530 45.0
French 3,135 55.7 2,915 51.8
Non-official language 145 2.6 35 0.6
Multiple responses 150 2.7 150 2.7
Table 13 Pontiac, 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 98.5 95.7 2.8
French 95.3 89.1 6.1
Non-official language 66.7 36.4 30.3

Pontiac, MÉ – Non-official languages

In Pontiac, the three most common mother tongues were German (0.4%), Arabic (0.4%) and Spanish (0.3%), 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 Pontiac, 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.
German 25 15.2 0.4
Arabic 25 15.2 0.4
Spanish 15 9.1 0.3
Dutch 15 9.1 0.3
Russian 15 9.1 0.3

Pontiac, MÉ – Bilingualism

Table 15 Pontiac, 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 62.7 42.8 76.9 62.1
0 to 19 47.8 47.9 46.6 100.0
20 to 44 75.6 55.5 88.7 66.7
45 to 64 66.5 37.3 86.0 50.0
65 and over 49.3 16.9 78.3 33.3
Table 16 Pontiac, MÉ – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 5,625 100.0
English only 1,335 23.7
French only 730 13.0
English and French 3,555 63.2
Neither English nor French 0 0.0

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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