Demographics of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec

Overview
Population, 2021

5,747

1.6%
Population, 2016: 5,654
Land area in square kilometres, 2021: 21.98
Population density per square kilometre, 2021: 261.5
Knowledge of official languages
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$40,880
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$34,960
Average total income of household in 2020 ($)
$66,100
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($)
$56,500
Labour (25% Sample Data)
Employment rate
49.9%
Unemployment rate
7.5%
Participation rate
54%
Labour force population aged 15 years and over by NOC 2021 (25% Sample Data)
Journey to Work (25% Sample Data)
Housing (25% Sample Data)
Average value of dwellings ($)
$209,400
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)
$924
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)
$778
Population
Population, 2021 5,747
Population, 2016 5,654
Population percentage change, 2016 to 2021 1.60%
Total private dwellings, 2021 3,143
Total private dwellings, 2016 2,870
Total private dwellings percentage change, 2016 to 2021 9.50%
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2021 2,938
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2016 2,692
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents percentage change, 2016 to 2021 9.10%
Land area in square kilometres, 2021 22
Population density per square kilometre, 2021 262
National population rank, 2021 672
Province/territory population rank, 2021 171
Knowledge of official languages
Total - Knowledge of languages for the population in private households - 25% sample data 5,555
Official languages 5,555
English 1,475
French 5,545
Non-official languages 225
Income
Total - Income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 4,800
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 4,750
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($) $40,880
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 4,750
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($) $34,960
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 4,155
Average market income in 2020 among recipients ($) $33,920
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 2,905
Average employment income in 2020 among recipients ($) $36,360
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 4,225
Average government transfers in 2020 among recipients ($) $12,600
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 480
Average employment insurance benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $4,640
Number of COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,145
Average COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $6,620
Total - Employment income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 4,795
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,255
Median employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $50,000
Average employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $55,300
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,315
Median employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $21,400
Average employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $25,220
Composition of total income in 2020 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 72.60%
Employment income (%) 54.30%
Government transfers (%) 27.40%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.20%
COVID-19 - Government income support and benefits (%) 5.00%
COVID-19 - Emergency and recovery benefits (%) 3.90%
Total - Income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 4,800
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 4,730
Average total income in 2019 among recipients ($) $38,280
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 4,730
Average after-tax income in 2019 among recipients ($) $33,080
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 4,105
Average market income in 2019 among recipients ($) $33,960
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 2,930
Average employment income in 2019 among recipients ($) $36,000
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 3,880
Average government transfers in 2019 among recipients ($) $10,770
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 435
Average employment insurance benefits in 2019 among recipients ($) $5,520
Total - Employment income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 4,795
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,260
Median employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $46,400
Average employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $51,800
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,260
Median employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $24,600
Average employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $27,800
Composition of total income in 2019 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 76.80%
Employment income (%) 58.20%
Government transfers (%) 23.10%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.30%
Total - Income statistics for private households - 25% sample data 2,940
Average total income of household in 2020 ($) $66,100
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($) $56,500
Total - Income statistics for one-person private households - 25% sample data 1,370
Average total income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $36,400
Average after-tax income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $32,400
Total - Income statistics for two-or-more-persons private households - 25% sample data 1,565
Average total income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $92,100
Average after-tax income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $77,600
Total - Income statistics for economic families in private households - 25% sample data 1,545
Average total income of economic family in 2020 ($) $92,000
Average after-tax income of economic family in 2020 ($) $77,400
Total - Income statistics for couple-only economic families in private households - 25% sample data 830
Average total income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $75,800
Average after-tax income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $63,500
Total - Income statistics for couple-with-children economic families in private households - 25% sample data 405
Average total income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $137,500
Average after-tax income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $115,200
Total - Income statistics for one-parent economic families in private households - 25% sample data 280
Average total income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $67,000
Average after-tax income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $58,800
Total - Income statistics for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families in private households - 25% sample data 1,445
Average total income in 2020 ($) $36,320
Average after-tax income in 2020 ($) $32,320
Immigration and citizenship
Total - Citizenship for the population in private households - 25% sample data 5,555
Canadian citizens 5,430
Canadian citizens aged under 18 870
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over 4,565
Not Canadian citizens 125
Housing
Total - Private households by tenure - 25% sample data 2,940
Owner 1,580
Renter 1,355
Dwelling provided by the local government, First Nation or Indian band 0
Total - Occupied private dwellings by condominium status - 25% sample data 2,940
Condominium 290
Not condominium 2,645
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of bedrooms - 25% sample data 2,940
No bedrooms 10
1 bedroom 480
2 bedrooms 1,025
3 bedrooms 830
4 or more bedrooms 595
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of rooms - 25% sample data 2,940
1 to 4 rooms 1,140
5 rooms 505
6 rooms 315
7 rooms 300
8 or more rooms 680
Average number of rooms per dwelling 6
Total - Occupied private dwellings by period of construction - 25% sample data 2,940
1960 or before 1,125
1961 to 1980 600
1981 to 1990 250
1991 to 2000 295
2001 to 2005 145
2006 to 2010 185
2011 to 2015 215
2016 to 2021 125
Total - Private households by age of primary household maintainers - 25% sample data 2,940
15 to 24 years 65
25 to 34 years 260
35 to 44 years 370
45 to 54 years 400
55 to 64 years 580
65 to 74 years 605
75 to 84 years 430
85 years and over 235
Total - Owner and tenant households with household total income greater than zero, in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings by shelter-cost-to-income ratio - 25% sample data 2,935
Spending less than 30% of income on shelter costs 2,395
Spending 30% or more of income on shelter costs 545
30% to less than 100% 490
Total - Owner households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings - 25% sample data 1,575
% of owner households with a mortgage 54.00%
% of owner households spending 30% or more of its income on shelter costs 7.60%
% in core housing need 0.00%
Median monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $810
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $924
Median value of dwellings ($) $180,000
Average value of dwellings ($) $209,400
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $604
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $778
Education
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 4,795
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,335
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 3,460
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 2,550
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 475
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 2,075
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 4,800
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,195
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,240
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 2,360
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 1,765
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 910
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 700
Apprenticeship certificate 200
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 705
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 150
Bachelor’s degree or higher 600
Bachelor's degree 440
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 45
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 15
Master's degree 90
Earned doctorate 10
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 2,545
No certificate, diploma or degree 370
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 530
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,640
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 1,205
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 660
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 510
Apprenticeship certificate 150
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 445
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 105
Bachelor’s degree or higher 440
Bachelor's degree 335
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 30
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 0
Master's degree 60
Earned doctorate 0
Total - Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2021 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 4,795
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 2,435
Education 260
13. Education 260
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 65
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 0
50. Visual and performing arts 50
Humanities 120
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 20
23. English language and literature/letters 0
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 65
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 0
38. Philosophy and religious studies 15
39. Theology and religious vocations 15
54. History 0
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 10
Social and behavioural sciences and law 125
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 0
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 30
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 35
22. Legal professions and studies 25
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 0
42. Psychology 10
45. Social sciences 15
Business, management and public administration 490
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 30
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 455
Physical and life sciences and technologies 45
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 20
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 0
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 10
40. Physical sciences 10
41. Science technologies/technicians 0
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 25
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 20
25. Library science 0
27. Mathematics and statistics 0
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 0
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 495
04. Architecture and related services 10
14. Engineering 60
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 95
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 140
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 120
48. Precision production 75
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 85
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 40
03. Natural resources and conservation 45
Health and related fields 390
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 10
51. Health professions and related programs 375
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 10
Personal, protective and transportation services 275
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 165
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 30
49. Transportation and materials moving 70
Other 0
Total - Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2021 for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 2,550
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 905
Education 165
13. Education 165
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 40
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 0
50. Visual and performing arts 35
Humanities 85
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 20
23. English language and literature/letters 0
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 35
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 0
38. Philosophy and religious studies 15
39. Theology and religious vocations 0
54. History 0
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 10
Social and behavioural sciences and law 95
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 0
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 20
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 25
22. Legal professions and studies 15
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 10
42. Psychology 10
45. Social sciences 15
Business, management and public administration 340
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 25
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 320
Physical and life sciences and technologies 30
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 15
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 0
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 0
40. Physical sciences 10
41. Science technologies/technicians 0
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 15
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 15
25. Library science 0
27. Mathematics and statistics 0
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 0
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 345
04. Architecture and related services 10
14. Engineering 40
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 70
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 105
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 80
48. Precision production 45
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 65
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 35
03. Natural resources and conservation 30
Health and related fields 245
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 0
51. Health professions and related programs 235
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 0
Personal, protective and transportation services 210
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 130
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 20
49. Transportation and materials moving 60
Other 0
Labour
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by labour force status - 25% sample data 4,800
In the labour force 2,590
Employed 2,395
Unemployed 195
Not in the labour force 2,205
Participation rate 54.00%
Employment rate 49.90%
Unemployment rate 7.50%
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by work activity during the reference year - 25% sample data 4,795
Did not work 2,105
Worked 2,700
Worked full year full time 1,325
Worked part year and/or part time 1,370
Average weeks worked in reference year 42
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by class of worker including job permanency - 25% sample data 2,590
Class of worker - not applicable 65
All classes of workers 2,530
Employee 2,205
Permanent position 1,755
Temporary position 450
Fixed term (1 year or more) 165
Casual, seasonal or short-term position (less than 1 year) 285
Self-employed 325
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by occupation - Broad category - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 - 25% sample data 2,590
Occupation - not applicable 65
All occupations 2,530
0 Legislative and senior management occupations 65
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 310
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 95
3 Health occupations 245
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 340
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 45
6 Sales and service occupations 655
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 440
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 40
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 275
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by industry - Sectors - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2017 - 25% sample data 2,590
Industry - not applicable 65
All industries 2,530
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 30
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 0
22 Utilities 0
23 Construction 145
31-33 Manufacturing 545
41 Wholesale trade 35
44-45 Retail trade 335
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 95
51 Information and cultural industries 40
52 Finance and insurance 55
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 15
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 95
55 Management of companies and enterprises 0
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 75
61 Educational services 210
62 Health care and social assistance 430
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation 30
72 Accommodation and food services 140
81 Other services (except public administration) 115
91 Public administration 135
Journey to Work
Total - Place of work status for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over - 25% sample data 2,395
Worked at home 200
Worked outside Canada 0
No fixed workplace address 200
Usual place of work 1,985
Total - Commuting destination for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work - 25% sample data 1,985
Commute within census subdivision (CSD) of residence 1,660
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) within census division (CD) of residence 235
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) and census division (CD) within province or territory of residence 95
Commute to a different province or territory 0
Total - Main mode of commuting for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address - 25% sample data 2,185
Car, truck or van 1,910
Car, truck or van - as a driver 1,785
Car, truck or van - as a passenger 120
Public transit 25
Walked 200
Bicycle 25
Other method 35
Total - Commuting duration for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address - 25% sample data 2,185
Less than 15 minutes 1,730
15 to 29 minutes 250
30 to 44 minutes 125
45 to 59 minutes 40
60 minutes and over 45
Language of Work
Total - All languages used at work for the population in private households aged 15 years and over who worked since January 1, 2020 - 25% sample data 2,830
English 20
French 2,585
Non-official language 0
Indigenous 0
Non-Indigenous 0
English and French 225
English and non-official language(s) 0
French and non-official language(s) 0
English, French and non-official language(s) 0
Multiple non-official languages 0
Total - Language used most often at work for the population aged 15 years and over who worked since January 1, 2020, in private households, 2021 Census - 25% sample data 2,830
Official languages 2,805
English 50
French 2,750
Non-official languages 0
Mobility
Total - Mobility status 5 years ago - 25% sample data 5,440
Non-movers 3,455
Movers 1,980
Non-migrants 750
Migrants 1,230
Internal migrants 1,130
Intraprovincial migrants 1,110
Interprovincial migrants 20
External migrants 100
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