Montreal Statistics

In this activity, we’re going to find out something about the population of Montreal by using the most recent data from a Canada-wide census. This census was conducted in 2006, the last year we had a nation-wide long-form census. In pairs, open up one of the following pages and prepare a 3 minute presentation to share the findings with the class.

In your presentation:

  1. Describe the overall findings of the table in your own words.
  2. Tell us what surprised you, if anything.
  3. Reading these charts will tell you about the overall composition of the population of Montreal. It will tell you what percentage of Montreal are visible minorities (though we will pause to question this term); it will tell you about the age groups in Montreal; it will tell you where people were born and what languages they speak. Provide the class with a summary that assumes our sample size will consist of 100 people. How many should be Italian? Jewish? Born in Northern Africa? French speaking? Quebecois? 
  4. Finally: what groups are not represented by these charts?

Note: use your resources–there are links at the bottom that explain the terms, and there is always the internet at your disposal to further clarify.



17 thoughts on “Montreal Statistics

  1. This sample demonstrates the aboriginal population of Montreal by age group. It will help determine which age group has the most amount of people we may interview. Out of a 100 Montrealers, there is 26 people who is under 20 years old, 8 are in the range of 20-24, 14 are in the range of 25-34, 16 are in the range of 35-44, 16 are in the range of 45-54, 10 are in the range of 55-65, 6 are in the range of 65-74 and 4 are over the age of 75.

  2. Visible minority population, by census metropolitan area:
    Using the date found in this board, which represents the amount of different visible minorities there are in cities such as Montreal, Trois-Rivieres. By calculating proportions of visible minorities to total population, we have discovered that the Montreal and Ottawa-Gatineau metropolitan areas are constituted 16% of visible minorities. Sherbrooke is 03%, Quebec is 02% and Trois-Riviere is 01%.

    Shoutout to Pearl

  3. With a sample out of 100 people in the city of Montreal, which has a population of 3, 824, 221, the dominant gender is females with 52.4 (52) and men with 48.6 (49). The majority of the population is between the ages of 15-64 with 69 people of out 100. Following by the ages 0-14 with 17 and lastly with the age group 65+ with 15 out of 100.

  4. Our category is, “Population by Aborginal Group, by census metropolitan area.”
    After doing a quick mathematical equation, which lead us to a rather astounding result, we have come to the conclusion that only 0.49% of Montreal’s 3,588,520 population is of Aboriginal Identity. In regards to this, we have decided that only one person represent the Aboriginal community in our sampling.

  5. Our chart indicates the original place of birth of all total immigrants living in Montreal.
    U.S: 2
    Europe: 34
    Central and South America: 8
    Caribbean= 10
    United Kingdom: 1
    Africa: 14
    Asia: 29

  6. Ethnic Origins
    Other North American origins – 49%
    Canadian – 47%
    French origins – 26%
    French – 26%
    European origins – 21%
    Southern European origins – 12%
    British Isles origins – 11%
    Italian – 7%
    Irish – 6%
    Arab origins – 5%
    Eastern European origins – 4.3%
    East and Southeast Asian origins – 4.3%
    English – 4.1%
    Western European origins – 3.6%
    Caribbean origins – 3.5%
    Scottish – 3.3%
    Haitian – 2.3%
    Aboriginal origins – 2.3%
    Latin, Central and South American origins – 2.3%
    Chinese – 2.3%
    German – 2.1%
    North American Indian – 2%
    South Asian origins – 2%
    Other European origins – 2%
    Québécois – 2%
    Maghrebi origins – 2%
    Jewish – 1.9%
    African origins – 1.7%

  7. Category: Visible Minority Population
    In our sample, out of 100% there should be 5.5% of Asians (Chinese, Philipino, Korean, and Japanese…), 2% of South Asians (Indians…), 1.2% of Southeast Asians, 0.4 of West Asians (Lebanese, Jewish…), 4.7% of Blacks, 2% of Latin American, 2.7% of Arabs, and 0.37% of others.

  8. Total pop. 15 years and over by marital status

    Within our sample of a hundred people, 49 people are married or living with a common-law partner while the other 51 people are not married and not living with a common-law partner. In the first category, 36 people are married and 13 people are living with a common law partner. In the second category, 36 people are single who are never legally married, 2 are separated but legally married, 8 are divorced and 6 are widowed.

  9. Family Structure
    For our sample to be representative we made it out of 100 people. 27 people were families. We expect about 15 to be married couples, about 7 to be common law couples and about 5 to be single parents.
    Of these single parents we expect 4 to be female and 1 to be male. Single people without families weren’t represented.


  10. Private Household Types

    Our sample should contain approximately 9.3% couples (married or common-law) with children aged 24 and under at home and 9.53% without. It should also contain approximately 4.21% lone-parent family households and 12.6% with one person.

  11. In our sample there should be 0.44 people whom are aboriginal out of 100 which represent the complete ethnic composition of the population of Montreal.

    Alex T.
    Aiden H.
    Adriana I.

  12. Category: Visible Minority Population
    In our sample, out of 100% there should be 5.5% of Asians, 2% of Latin Americans, 4.7% of Blacks, 2.7% of Arabs, 2% of South Asians, 1.2% of Southeast Asians, 0.4 of West Asians, and 0.37% of others.

  13. Distribution of age and gender in our population

    In our sampling, thee should be at least 50 females and at least 49 males. There should also be at least 16 people of age 0 to 14, 68 people of age 15 to 64 and 15 people of age 65+.

    Female: 50.41%
    Male: 49.59%
    Ages 0 to 14: 16,1%
    Ages 15 to 64: 68.2%
    age 65+: 15.7%

  14. The group labeled “C” has this to say:
    We believe that approximately 90% of our sample (GMA) should live in an occupied private dwelling.

    • 32.6 out of the 90 would live in a single-detached house.
      5 out of the 90 would live in a semi-detached house.
      3.2 live in a Row house.
      9 live in an apartment or flat in a duplex.
      41.2 live in an apartment building with less than five storeys.
      8.4 live in an apartment with more than five storeys.
      0.6 live in single-attached houses, mobile homes and other moveable dwellings such as houseboats and railroad cars.

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