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Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Verchères, - Quebec

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

Map of Verchères,

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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

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

Prov. rank
157
Nat. rank
639

In 2011, Verchères (Municipalité) had a population of 5,692, representing a percentage change of 8.6% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 73.27 square kilometres with a population density of 77.7 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, Verchères (Municipalité) had 2,323 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 9.9%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Verchères (Municipalité) is part of the census metropolitan area of Montréal.

Population and dwelling counts

Verchères (Municipalité) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Verchères (Municipalité) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu, Que. 2,050 1,876 9.3
Saint-Amable, Que. 10,870 8,398 29.4
Varennes, Que. V 20,994 20,950 0.2
Calixa-Lavallée, Que. PE 504 533 -5.4
Contrecoeur, Que. V 6,252 5,678 10.1
Repentigny, Que. V 82,000 76,237 7.6
Saint-Sulpice, Que. PE 3,273 3,332 -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

Verchères, – Age distribution

Table 4 Verchères, – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 18.8% 19.4% 18.2%
15 to 64 66.9% 67.1% 66.5%
65 and over 14.3% 13.3% 15.2%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Verchères, was 14.3%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 66.9% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 18.8%. 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.

Verchères, – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Verchères, – 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 5,690 5,245 445 8.5
0 to 14 1,070 925 145 15.7
15 to 64 3,805 3,655 150 4.1
65 and over 815 665 150 22.6
Males
Total 2,860 2,640 220 8.3
0 to 14 555 465 90 19.4
15 to 64 1,920 1,870 50 2.7
65 and over 380 305 75 24.6
Females
Total 2,835 2,600 235 9.0
0 to 14 515 455 60 13.2
15 to 64 1,885 1,785 100 5.6
65 and over 430 365 65 17.8

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

Table 6 Verchères, – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 5,690 2,860 2,835
0 to 4 years 420 195 220
5 to 9 years 355 190 170
10 to 14 years 295 175 125
15 to 19 years 325 160 165
20 to 24 years 270 140 125
25 to 29 years 345 170 170
30 to 34 years 410 220 190
35 to 39 years 375 185 195
40 to 44 years 410 200 210
45 to 49 years 380 180 195
50 to 54 years 505 245 255
55 to 59 years 440 225 215
60 to 64 years 360 195 165
65 to 69 years 305 155 145
70 to 74 years 205 105 100
75 to 79 years 135 60 70
80 to 84 years 95 45 55
85 years and over 85 15 60
Median age 40.7 40.1 41.3

Verchères, – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Verchères,  was 40.7 years. In comparison, the median age of Quebec was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, Quebec and Verchères, – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Quebec 41.0 41.9
Verchères, 40.3 40.7

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Verchères was 1,730, which represents a change of 5.8% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Verchères, 46.5% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 39.3% were common-law-couples and 14.2% were lone-parent families.

Verchères – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Quebec, CSD of Verchères, 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
Verchères, MÉ 1,730 805 46.5 680 39.3 245 14.2 5.8
Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu, MÉ 630 300 47.6 250 39.7 70 11.1 15.6
Saint-Amable, MÉ 3,250 1,345 41.4 1,480 45.5 425 13.1 29.7
Varennes, V 6,235 3,025 48.5 2,285 36.6 930 14.9 1.1
Calixa-Lavallée, PE 160 70 43.8 70 43.8 25 15.6 -3.0
Contrecoeur, V 1,920 905 47.1 745 38.8 270 14.1 9.4
Repentigny, V 24,585 12,930 52.6 7,830 31.8 3,820 15.5 6.8
Saint-Sulpice, PE 995 450 45.2 385 38.7 160 16.1 0.0

Verchères – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Verchères, 46.5% 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 * 290
Married couples without children * 515
Common-law-couples with children * 395
Common-law-couples without children * 280

Verchères – Marital status

In Verchères, 64.9% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (35.5%) or living with a common-law partner (29.4%).

The remaining 35.0% 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, Verchères, MÉ – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Verchères, 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 3,000 64.9 3,745,315 56.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 1,640 35.5 2,353,775 35.4 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,360 29.4 1,391,545 20.9 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 1,620 35.0 2,899,060 43.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,110 24.0 1,942,090 29.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 50 1.1 105,190 1.6 698,245 2.5
Divorced 250 5.4 463,830 7.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 215 4.6 387,950 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Verchères – Types of private households

There were 2,325 private households3 in Verchères in 2011, a change of 10.2% from 2006. Of these, 29.0% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 8.0% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Quebec, Verchères, MÉ – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Verchères, MÉ Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 2,325 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
675 29.0 811,120 23.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
785 33.8 988,410 29.1 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 235 10.1 346,305 10.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 550 23.7 1,094,410 32.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 20 0.9 28,420 0.8 268,060 2.0
Other households9 60 2.6 126,680 3.7 543,340 4.1

Verchères – Structural type of dwelling

In Verchères, 72.5% 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, Verchères, MÉ – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Verchères, MÉ Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 2,325 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 1,685 72.5 1,560,405 46.0 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 105 4.5 171,435 5.0 646,240 4.9
Row house 15 0.6 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 380 16.3 1,103,845 32.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 115 4.9 263,860 7.8 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 20 0.9 15,650 0.5 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 0 0.0 23,000 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

Verchères, MÉ – Mother tongue

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

Chart J description: Verchères, 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 Verchères, 1.1% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 97.5% reported French only, and 0.9% 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, 98.2% 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 Verchères, 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 5,690 100.0 5,695 100.0
English 60 1.1 50 0.9
French 5,545 97.5 5,595 98.2
Non-official language 50 0.9 10 0.2
Multiple responses 40 0.7 35 0.6
Table 13 Verchères, 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 66.7 38.9 27.8
French 99.9 99.7 0.2
Non-official language 66.7 41.7 25.0

Verchères, MÉ – Non-official languages

In Verchères, the three most common mother tongues were Spanish (0.4%), Dutch (0.2%) and (0.0%), 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 Verchères, 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.
Spanish 20 30.8 0.4
Dutch 10 15.4 0.2

Verchères, MÉ – Bilingualism

Table 15 Verchères, 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 33.2 91.7 32.4 55.6
0 to 19 13.8 0.0 13.5 0.0
20 to 44 48.6 83.3 47.7 33.3
45 to 64 34.3 75.0 33.7 60.0
65 and over 29.4 66.7 28.5 50.0
Table 16 Verchères, MÉ – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 5,695 100.0
English only 10 0.2
French only 3,780 66.4
English and French 1,905 33.5
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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