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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Roberval, V - Quebec

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

Map of Roberval, V

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
98
Nat. rank
394

In 2011, Roberval (Ville) had a population of 10,227, representing a percentage change of -3.0% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 152.99 square kilometres with a population density of 66.8 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, Roberval (Ville) had 4,571 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 1.6%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Population and dwelling counts

Roberval (Ville) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Roberval (Ville) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Saint-Franois-de-Sales, Que. M 654 731 -10.5
Chambord, Que. M 1,773 1,690 4.9
Sainte-Hedwidge, Que. M 824 820 0.5
Saint-Prime, Que. M 2,758 2,661 3.6
Mashteuiatsh, Que. IRI 2,213 1,749 26.5
Lac-Ashuapmushuan, Que. NO 28 35 -20.0

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

Roberval, V – Age distribution

Table 4 Roberval, V – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 13.2% 13.9% 12.7%
15 to 64 66.1% 68.8% 63.5%
65 and over 20.6% 17.2% 23.8%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Roberval, V was 20.6%, 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 13.2%. 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.

Roberval, V – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Roberval, 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 10,230 10,545 -315 -3.0
0 to 14 1,355 1,565 -210 -13.4
15 to 64 6,760 7,245 -485 -6.7
65 and over 2,110 1,735 375 21.6
Males
Total 4,885 5,085 -200 -3.9
0 to 14 680 810 -130 -16.0
15 to 64 3,360 3,565 -205 -5.8
65 and over 840 705 135 19.1
Females
Total 5,345 5,460 -115 -2.1
0 to 14 680 755 -75 -9.9
15 to 64 3,395 3,675 -280 -7.6
65 and over 1,270 1,025 245 23.9

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

Table 6 Roberval, V – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 10,230 4,885 5,345
0 to 4 years 430 200 225
5 to 9 years 450 215 240
10 to 14 years 480 270 210
15 to 19 years 635 325 315
20 to 24 years 520 265 260
25 to 29 years 515 265 245
30 to 34 years 535 285 250
35 to 39 years 485 230 255
40 to 44 years 550 265 285
45 to 49 years 850 410 440
50 to 54 years 995 495 500
55 to 59 years 885 455 430
60 to 64 years 795 370 425
65 to 69 years 665 285 380
70 to 74 years 495 215 275
75 to 79 years 410 185 230
80 to 84 years 290 95 195
85 years and over 250 70 180
Median age 48.3 46.8 49.5

Roberval, V – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Roberval, V was 48.3 years. In comparison, the median age of Quebec was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, Quebec and Roberval, V – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Quebec 41.0 41.9
Roberval, V 44.6 48.3

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Roberval was 2,830, which represents a change of -4.7% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Roberval, 51.9% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 33.4% were common-law-couples and 14.7% were lone-parent families.

Roberval – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Quebec, CSD of Roberval, 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
Roberval, V 2,830 1,470 51.9 945 33.4 415 14.7 -4.7
Saint-Franois-de-Sales, M 195 120 61.5 50 25.6 25 12.8 -7.1
Chambord, M 550 320 58.2 165 30.0 70 12.7 1.9
Sainte-Hedwidge, M 275 150 54.5 90 32.7 25 9.1 19.6
Saint-Prime, M 825 445 53.9 290 35.2 90 10.9 8.6
Mashteuiatsh, IRI 610 225 36.9 225 36.9 160 26.2 25.8

Roberval – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Roberval, 39.5% 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 * 445
Married couples without children * 1,025
Common-law-couples with children * 500
Common-law-couples without children * 440

Roberval – Marital status

In Roberval, 55.6% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (34.3%) or living with a common-law partner (21.4%).

The remaining 44.4% 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, Roberval, V – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Roberval, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 8,865 100.0 6,644,380 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 4,930 55.6 3,745,315 56.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 3,040 34.3 2,353,775 35.4 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,895 21.4 1,391,545 20.9 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 3,935 44.4 2,899,060 43.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 2,475 27.9 1,942,090 29.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 135 1.5 105,190 1.6 698,245 2.5
Divorced 600 6.8 463,830 7.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 725 8.2 387,950 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Roberval – Types of private households

There were 4,570 private households3 in Roberval in 2011, a change of 1.4% from 2006. Of these, 20.8% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of -15.6% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Quebec, Roberval, V – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Roberval, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 4,570 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
950 20.8 811,120 23.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
1,455 31.8 988,410 29.1 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 400 8.8 346,305 10.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 1,655 36.2 1,094,410 32.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 15 0.3 28,420 0.8 268,060 2.0
Other households9 105 2.3 126,680 3.7 543,340 4.1

Roberval – Structural type of dwelling

In Roberval, 48.6% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 0.0% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Quebec, Roberval, V – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Roberval, V Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 4,575 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,225 48.6 1,560,405 46.0 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 240 5.2 171,435 5.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 60 1.3 86,040 2.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 0 0.0 171,110 5.0 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1,275 27.9 1,103,845 32.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 505 11.0 263,860 7.8 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 50 1.1 15,650 0.5 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 205 4.5 23,000 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Roberval, V – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Roberval, 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 Roberval, 0.3% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 98.7% reported French only, and 0.8% 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, 0.1% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 99.4% spoke only French and 0.2% 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 Roberval, 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 9,910 100.0 9,910 100.0
English 30 0.3 5 0.1
French 9,780 98.7 9,855 99.4
Non-official language 75 0.8 20 0.2
Multiple responses 30 0.3 25 0.3
Table 13 Roberval, 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 20.0 10.0 10.0
French 99.9 99.9 0.0
Non-official language 55.6 22.2 33.3

Roberval, V – Non-official languages

In Roberval, the three most common mother tongues were Atikamekw (0.3%), Innu/Montagnais (0.1%) and Arabic (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 Roberval, 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 25 27.8 0.3
Innu/Montagnais 10 11.1 0.1
Arabic 10 11.1 0.1
Creoles 10 11.1 0.1

Roberval, V – Bilingualism

Table 15 Roberval, 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 13.3 66.7 13.0 35.7
0 to 19 12.9 0.0 12.8 50.0
20 to 44 22.6 50.0 22.4 50.0
45 to 64 10.9 66.7 10.4 50.0
65 and over 5.8 100.0 5.6 33.3
Table 16 Roberval, V – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 9,910 100.0
English only 5 0.1
French only 8,575 86.5
English and French 1,330 13.4
Neither English nor French 0 0.0

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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