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:
- Describe the overall findings of the table in your own words.
- Tell us what surprised you, if anything.
- 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?
- 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.
- Immigrant population by place of birth, by metropolitan area
- Inter-city indexes of Consumer Price Levels (CPI)
- Population 15 years and over by hours spent doing unpaid housework, by sex, by census metropolitan areas
- Population by Aboriginal group, by census metropolitan area
- Population by selected ethnic origins, by census metropolitan areas
- Population reporting an Aboriginal identity, by age group, by census metropolitan area
- Proportion of foreign-born population, by census metropolitan area
- Visible minority population, by census metropolitan areas
- Federal government employment, wages and salaries, by census metropolitan area
- Age and Sex in Montreal
- Family Structure
- Private Household type
- Marital Status
- Housing Type
- Language Characteristics