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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of La Tuque, V - Quebec

Map of La Tuque, V (shaded in green), Quebec

Map of La Tuque, V

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: La Tuque, V - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

Prov. rank
91
Nat. rank
352

In 2011, La Tuque (Ville) had a population of 11,227, representing a percentage change of -5.0% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 25,113.70 square kilometres with a population density of 0.4 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, La Tuque (Ville) had 5,322 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was -0.3%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

La Tuque (Ville) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 La Tuque (Ville) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Lac-Jacques-Cartier, Que. NO 0 0  ···
Lac-Croche, Que. NO 0 0  ···
Lac-Blanc, Que. NO 0 20 -100.0
Linton, Que. NO 0 32 -100.0
Lac-Lapeyrère, Que. NO 0 0  ···
Trois-Rives, Que. 490 411 19.2
Lac-Masketsi, Que. NO 0 5 -100.0
Lac-Normand, Que. NO 5 5 0.0
Rivière-de-la-Savane, Que. NO 0 0  ···
Baie-Obaoca, Que. NO 0 0  ···
Lac-Bazinet, Que. NO 0 0  ···
Lac-De La Bidière, Que. NO 0 0  ···
Dépôt-Échouani, Que. NO 0 0  ···
Senneterre, Que. V 2,953 2,993 -1.3
La Bostonnais, Que. 503 617 -18.5
Lac-Édouard, Que. 175 155 12.9
Wemotaci, Que. IRI 1,194 1,073 11.3
Obedjiwan, Que. IRI 2,031 1,782 14.0
Lac-Bouchette, Que. 1,174 1,311 -10.5
Lac-Ashuapmushuan, Que. NO 28 35 -20.0
Lac-Moncouche, Que. NO 0 0  ···
Baie-James, Que. 1,303 1,394 -6.5

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

La Tuque, V – Age distribution

Table 4 La Tuque, V – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 13.1% 13.5% 12.7%
15 to 64 66.1% 67.2% 64.8%
65 and over 20.9% 19.3% 22.5%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in La Tuque, V was 20.9%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 66.1% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 13.1%. 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.

La Tuque, V – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 La Tuque, 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 11,225 11,825 -600 -5.1
0 to 14 1,470 1,620 -150 -9.3
15 to 64 7,415 8,015 -600 -7.5
65 and over 2,345 2,185 160 7.3
Males
Total 5,645 5,945 -300 -5.0
0 to 14 760 860 -100 -11.6
15 to 64 3,795 4,090 -295 -7.2
65 and over 1,090 990 100 10.1
Females
Total 5,580 5,880 -300 -5.1
0 to 14 710 755 -45 -6.0
15 to 64 3,615 3,925 -310 -7.9
65 and over 1,255 1,195 60 5.0

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

Table 6 La Tuque, V – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 11,225 5,645 5,580
0 to 4 years 505 260 245
5 to 9 years 455 240 215
10 to 14 years 510 265 250
15 to 19 years 635 335 295
20 to 24 years 575 310 265
25 to 29 years 520 265 255
30 to 34 years 605 330 275
35 to 39 years 560 285 275
40 to 44 years 610 285 320
45 to 49 years 910 440 470
50 to 54 years 1,210 635 575
55 to 59 years 965 510 460
60 to 64 years 830 400 425
65 to 69 years 755 380 370
70 to 74 years 575 290 280
75 to 79 years 465 215 245
80 to 84 years 300 120 180
85 years and over 255 80 170
Median age 48.6 47.9 49.2

La Tuque, V – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in La Tuque, V was 48.6 years. In comparison, the median age of Quebec was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, Quebec and La Tuque, V – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Quebec 41.0 41.9
La Tuque, V 46.1 48.6

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in La Tuque was 3,315, which represents a change of -5.4% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In La Tuque, 45.9% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 38.8% were common-law-couples and 15.4% were lone-parent families.

La Tuque – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Quebec, CSD of La Tuque, 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
La Tuque, V 3,315 1,520 45.9 1,285 38.8 510 15.4 -5.4
Trois-Rives, MÉ 160 90 56.3 55 34.4 15 9.4 28.0
Senneterre, V 845 330 39.1 345 40.8 170 20.1 -1.2
La Bostonnais, MÉ 165 80 48.5 75 45.5 10 6.1 -15.4
Lac-Édouard, MÉ 55 35 63.6 15 27.3 0 0.0 -8.3
Wemotaci, IRI 280 60 21.4 140 50.0 80 28.6 12.0
Obedjiwan, IRI 485 165 34.0 180 37.1 135 27.8 10.2
Lac-Bouchette, MÉ 360 225 62.5 90 25.0 45 12.5 -6.5
Baie-James, MÉ 380 185 48.7 160 42.1 35 9.2 -10.6

La Tuque – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of La Tuque, 35.2% 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 * 340
Married couples without children * 1,175
Common-law-couples with children * 650
Common-law-couples without children * 640

La Tuque – Marital status

In La Tuque, 58.1% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (31.7%) or living with a common-law partner (26.4%).

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, La Tuque, V – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status La Tuque, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 9,755 100.0 6,644,380 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 5,670 58.1 3,745,315 56.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 3,090 31.7 2,353,775 35.4 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 2,580 26.4 1,391,545 20.9 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 4,085 41.9 2,899,060 43.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 2,590 26.6 1,942,090 29.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 100 1.0 105,190 1.6 698,245 2.5
Divorced 680 7.0 463,830 7.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 710 7.3 387,950 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

La Tuque – Types of private households

There were 5,325 private households3 in La Tuque in 2011, a change of -0.3% from 2006. Of these, 18.4% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -15.9% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Quebec, La Tuque, V – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 La Tuque, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 5,325 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
980 18.4 811,120 23.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
1,795 33.7 988,410 29.1 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 500 9.4 346,305 10.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,880 35.3 1,094,410 32.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 20 0.4 28,420 0.8 268,060 2.0
Other households9 145 2.7 126,680 3.7 543,340 4.1

La Tuque – Structural type of dwelling

In La Tuque, 56.5% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.1% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Quebec, La Tuque, V – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling La Tuque, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 5,320 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 3,005 56.5 1,560,405 46.0 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 140 2.6 171,435 5.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 85 1.6 86,040 2.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 5 0.1 171,110 5.0 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1,170 22.0 1,103,845 32.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 845 15.9 263,860 7.8 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 50 0.9 15,650 0.5 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 25 0.5 23,000 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

La Tuque, V – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: La Tuque, 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 La Tuque, 1.6% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 94.6% reported French only, and 2.9% 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, 0.9% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 96.8% spoke only French and 1.4% 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 La Tuque, 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 11,050 100.0 11,050 100.0
English 180 1.6 100 0.9
French 10,455 94.6 10,700 96.8
Non-official language 320 2.9 160 1.4
Multiple responses 95 0.9 90 0.8
Table 13 La Tuque, 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 70.2 38.3 31.9
French 99.8 99.6 0.2
Non-official language 84.9 53.4 31.5

La Tuque, V – Non-official languages

In La Tuque, the three most common mother tongues were Atikamekw (2.6%), Italian (0.1%) and Spanish (0.1%), 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 La Tuque, 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.
Atikamekw 285 78.1 2.6
Italian 15 4.1 0.1
Spanish 10 2.7 0.1
German 10 2.7 0.1

La Tuque, V – Bilingualism

Table 15 La Tuque, 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 19.0 88.9 17.9 12.5
0 to 19 14.6 100.0 14.2 0.0
20 to 44 26.0 77.8 25.2 19.0
45 to 64 16.8 90.0 15.7 20.0
65 and over 18.1 84.6 15.8 16.7
Table 16 La Tuque, V – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 11,055 100.0
English only 20 0.2
French only 8,890 80.4
English and French 2,130 19.3
Neither English nor French 10 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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