Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of La Pche, M - Quebec 1

Map of La Pche, M (shaded in green), Quebec

Map of La Pche, M

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: La Pche, M - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: La Pche, M - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
121
Nat. rank
494

In 2011, La Pche (Municipalit) had a population of 7,619, representing a percentage change of 1.9% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 584.65 square kilometres with a population density of 13.0 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 Pche (Municipalit) had 3,121 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 1.8%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

La Pche (Municipalit) is part of the census metropolitan area of Ottawa - Gatineau.

Population and dwelling counts

La Pche (Municipalit) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 La Pche (Municipalit) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Val-des-Monts, Que. M 10,420 9,539 9.2
Cantley, Que. M 9,888 7,926 24.8
Chelsea, Que. M 6,977 6,703 4.1
Pontiac, Que. M 5,681 5,238 8.5
Denholm, Que. M 572 604 -5.3
Low, Que. CT 920 956 -3.8
Bristol, Que. M 1,128 1,210 -6.8
Thorne, Que. M 292 427 -31.6
Alleyn-et-Cawood, Que. M 168 248 -32.3

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

La Pche, M – Age distribution

Table 4 La Pche, M – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 16.1% 17.2% 14.9%
15 to 64 70.0% 69.7% 70.2%
65 and over 14.0% 13.1% 14.9%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in La Pche, M was 14.0%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 70.0% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 16.1%. 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 Pche, M – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 La Pche, M – 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 7,620 7,475 145 1.9
0 to 14 1,225 1,275 -50 -3.9
15 to 64 5,335 5,345 -10 -0.2
65 and over 1,065 855 210 24.6
Males
Total 3,895 3,780 115 3.0
0 to 14 670 680 -10 -1.5
15 to 64 2,715 2,690 25 0.9
65 and over 510 405 105 25.9
Females
Total 3,725 3,700 25 0.7
0 to 14 555 595 -40 -6.7
15 to 64 2,615 2,655 -40 -1.5
65 and over 555 455 100 22.0

La Pche, M – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 La Pche, M – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 7,620 3,895 3,725
0 to 4 years 440 230 210
5 to 9 years 415 230 190
10 to 14 years 365 210 155
15 to 19 years 455 245 210
20 to 24 years 335 175 160
25 to 29 years 355 185 170
30 to 34 years 395 190 205
35 to 39 years 495 240 260
40 to 44 years 620 320 300
45 to 49 years 705 345 360
50 to 54 years 700 345 355
55 to 59 years 695 370 325
60 to 64 years 580 305 275
65 to 69 years 380 205 175
70 to 74 years 270 145 125
75 to 79 years 155 80 70
80 to 84 years 135 40 90
85 years and over 125 35 95
Median age 44.5 44.0 45.1

La Pche, M – Median age2 of the population

In 2011, the median age in La Pche, M was 44.5 years. In comparison, the median age of Quebec was 41.9 years.

Table 7 Canada, Quebec and La Pche, M – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Quebec 41.0 41.9
La Pche, M 42.2 44.5

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families3 in La Pche was 2,290, which represents a change of 0.2% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In La Pche, 57.9% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 29.3% were common-law-couples and 13.1% were lone-parent families.

La Pche – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Quebec, CSD of La Pche, M 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 Pche, M 2,290 1,325 57.9 670 29.3 300 13.1 0.2
Val-des-Monts, M 3,195 1,655 51.8 1,185 37.1 360 11.3 8.9
Cantley, M 2,965 1,610 54.3 1,045 35.2 305 10.3 23.5
Chelsea, M 2,090 1,395 66.7 480 23.0 220 10.5 5.8
Pontiac, M 1,725 1,055 61.2 460 26.7 210 12.2 12.4
Denholm, M 170 105 61.8 50 29.4 15 8.8 -12.8
Low, CT 280 190 67.9 60 21.4 35 12.5 5.7
Bristol, M 335 240 71.6 55 16.4 35 10.4 3.1
Thorne, M 90 70 77.8 15 16.7 10 11.1 -28.0
Alleyn-et-Cawood, M 60 40 66.7 10 16.7 5 8.3 -14.3

La Pche – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of La Pche, 44.0% 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 * 560
Married couples without children * 765
Common-law-couples with children * 320
Common-law-couples without children * 350

La Pche – Marital status

In La Pche, 63.3% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (42.5%) or living with a common-law partner (20.9%).

The remaining 36.6% 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 Pche, M – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status La Pche, M Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 6,395 100.0 6,644,380 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 4,050 63.3 3,745,315 56.4 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 2,715 42.5 2,353,775 35.4 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 1,335 20.9 1,391,545 20.9 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 2,340 36.6 2,899,060 43.6 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 1,460 22.8 1,942,090 29.2 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 135 2.1 105,190 1.6 698,245 2.5
Divorced 390 6.1 463,830 7.0 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 360 5.6 387,950 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

La Pche – Types of private households

There were 3,120 private households4 in La Pche in 2011, a change of 2.0% from 2006. Of these, 27.4% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 8.2% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Quebec, La Pche, M – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type5 La Pche, M Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 3,120 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home6
855 27.4 811,120 23.9 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home7
1,070 34.3 988,410 29.1 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households8 280 9.0 346,305 10.2 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 805 25.8 1,094,410 32.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households9 45 1.4 28,420 0.8 268,060 2.0
Other households10 65 2.1 126,680 3.7 543,340 4.1

La Pche – Structural type of dwelling

In La Pche, 88.9% 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, La Pche, M – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling La Pche, M Quebec Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 3,120 100.0 3,395,345 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 2,775 88.9 1,560,405 46.0 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 50 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 0 0.0 171,110 5.0 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 230 7.4 1,103,845 32.5 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 50 1.6 263,860 7.8 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house11 10 0.3 15,650 0.5 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling12 10 0.3 23,000 0.7 183,510 1.4

Language

La Pche, M – Mother tongue

Chart J: La Pche, M - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: La Pche, M - 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 Pche, 36.4% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 59.2% reported French only, and 2.4% 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, 42.1% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 56.2% spoke only French and 0.5% 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 La Pche, M – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 7,495 100.0 7,495 100.0
English 2,730 36.4 3,155 42.1
French 4,440 59.2 4,215 56.2
Non-official language 180 2.4 35 0.5
Multiple responses 145 1.9 95 1.3
Table 13 La Pche, M – Mother-tongue retention, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Mother-tongue retention13
(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 97.4 95.5 1.9
French 96.6 91.8 4.8
Non-official language 55.0 20.0 35.0

La Pche, M – Non-official languages

In La Pche, the three most common mother tongues were German (0.7%), Dutch (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 La Pche, M – 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 55 28.2 0.7
Dutch 30 15.4 0.4
Spanish 25 12.8 0.3
Polish 15 7.7 0.2

La Pche, M – Bilingualism

Table 15 La Pche, M – 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 57.3 51.3 61.3 52.8
0 to 19 40.3 52.2 31.2 50.0
20 to 44 71.3 63.5 76.4 63.6
45 to 64 61.1 47.7 69.6 53.8
65 and over 45.8 30.0 54.2 30.0
Table 16 La Pche, M – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 7,495 100.0
English only 1,420 18.9
French only 1,715 22.9
English and French 4,360 58.2
Neither English nor French 5 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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