Demographics of Saguenay, Quebec

Overview
Population, 2021

144,723

-0.8%
Population, 2016: 145,949
Land area in square kilometres, 2021: 1124.63
Population density per square kilometre, 2021: 128.7
Knowledge of official languages
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$49,080
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$40,680
Average total income of household in 2020 ($)
$85,300
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($)
$70,700
Labour (25% Sample Data)
Employment rate
56.6%
Unemployment rate
5.5%
Participation rate
59.9%
Labour force population aged 15 years and over by NOC 2021 (25% Sample Data)
Journey to Work (25% Sample Data)
Housing (25% Sample Data)
Average value of dwellings ($)
$238,000
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)
$1,054
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)
$689
Population
Population, 2021 144,723
Population, 2016 145,949
Population percentage change, 2016 to 2021 -0.80%
Total private dwellings, 2021 71,017
Total private dwellings, 2016 69,859
Total private dwellings percentage change, 2016 to 2021 1.70%
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2021 67,522
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2016 66,246
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents percentage change, 2016 to 2021 1.90%
Land area in square kilometres, 2021 1,125
Population density per square kilometre, 2021 129
National population rank, 2021 36
Province/territory population rank, 2021 8
Knowledge of official languages
Total - Knowledge of languages for the population in private households - 25% sample data 141,115
Official languages 141,015
English 35,205
French 140,670
Non-official languages 4,740
Income
Total - Income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 119,590
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 117,260
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($) $49,080
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 117,295
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($) $40,680
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 104,380
Average market income in 2020 among recipients ($) $43,480
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 82,230
Average employment income in 2020 among recipients ($) $44,280
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 98,225
Average government transfers in 2020 among recipients ($) $12,420
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 16,350
Average employment insurance benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $6,770
Number of COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 28,955
Average COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $7,400
Total - Employment income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 119,585
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 38,620
Median employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $57,200
Average employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $66,400
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 32,115
Median employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $20,200
Average employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $29,360
Composition of total income in 2020 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 78.80%
Employment income (%) 63.20%
Government transfers (%) 21.20%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.90%
COVID-19 - Government income support and benefits (%) 4.50%
COVID-19 - Emergency and recovery benefits (%) 3.70%
Total - Income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 119,590
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 115,760
Average total income in 2019 among recipients ($) $47,040
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 115,975
Average after-tax income in 2019 among recipients ($) $38,800
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 102,980
Average market income in 2019 among recipients ($) $44,120
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 82,890
Average employment income in 2019 among recipients ($) $44,280
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 90,780
Average government transfers in 2019 among recipients ($) $9,960
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 15,840
Average employment insurance benefits in 2019 among recipients ($) $6,460
Total - Employment income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 119,585
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 38,530
Median employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $54,000
Average employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $63,250
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 30,430
Median employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $24,200
Average employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $33,440
Composition of total income in 2019 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 83.40%
Employment income (%) 67.40%
Government transfers (%) 16.60%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.90%
Total - Income statistics for private households - 25% sample data 67,525
Average total income of household in 2020 ($) $85,300
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($) $70,700
Total - Income statistics for one-person private households - 25% sample data 24,460
Average total income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $43,160
Average after-tax income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $36,680
Total - Income statistics for two-or-more-persons private households - 25% sample data 43,065
Average total income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $109,200
Average after-tax income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $90,000
Total - Income statistics for economic families in private households - 25% sample data 41,570
Average total income of economic family in 2020 ($) $110,000
Average after-tax income of economic family in 2020 ($) $90,500
Total - Income statistics for couple-only economic families in private households - 25% sample data 21,220
Average total income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $93,000
Average after-tax income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $77,300
Total - Income statistics for couple-with-children economic families in private households - 25% sample data 14,040
Average total income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $149,800
Average after-tax income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $120,900
Total - Income statistics for one-parent economic families in private households - 25% sample data 5,335
Average total income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $76,100
Average after-tax income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $64,900
Total - Income statistics for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families in private households - 25% sample data 28,255
Average total income in 2020 ($) $41,880
Average after-tax income in 2020 ($) $35,760
Immigration and citizenship
Total - Citizenship for the population in private households - 25% sample data 141,115
Canadian citizens 138,945
Canadian citizens aged under 18 25,335
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over 113,605
Not Canadian citizens 2,175
Housing
Total - Private households by tenure - 25% sample data 67,525
Owner 41,795
Renter 25,730
Dwelling provided by the local government, First Nation or Indian band 0
Total - Occupied private dwellings by condominium status - 25% sample data 67,525
Condominium 6,950
Not condominium 60,570
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of bedrooms - 25% sample data 67,525
No bedrooms 190
1 bedroom 8,465
2 bedrooms 20,440
3 bedrooms 22,550
4 or more bedrooms 15,875
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of rooms - 25% sample data 67,525
1 to 4 rooms 21,080
5 rooms 11,230
6 rooms 7,825
7 rooms 7,885
8 or more rooms 19,490
Average number of rooms per dwelling 6
Total - Occupied private dwellings by period of construction - 25% sample data 67,525
1960 or before 17,540
1961 to 1980 23,255
1981 to 1990 9,340
1991 to 2000 6,770
2001 to 2005 2,110
2006 to 2010 2,745
2011 to 2015 3,365
2016 to 2021 2,400
Total - Private households by age of primary household maintainers - 25% sample data 67,525
15 to 24 years 2,540
25 to 34 years 8,915
35 to 44 years 10,635
45 to 54 years 9,165
55 to 64 years 14,070
65 to 74 years 13,000
75 to 84 years 7,115
85 years and over 2,080
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 67,240
Spending less than 30% of income on shelter costs 59,035
Spending 30% or more of income on shelter costs 8,210
30% to less than 100% 7,590
Total - Owner households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings - 25% sample data 41,700
% of owner households with a mortgage 64.50%
% of owner households spending 30% or more of its income on shelter costs 7.20%
% in core housing need 0.60%
Median monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,010
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,054
Median value of dwellings ($) $220,000
Average value of dwellings ($) $238,000
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $632
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $689
Education
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 119,585
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 22,490
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 97,095
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 72,475
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 9,555
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 62,920
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 119,590
No certificate, diploma or degree 19,155
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 23,800
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 76,640
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 55,650
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 27,700
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 20,940
Apprenticeship certificate 6,760
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 23,725
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 4,220
Bachelor’s degree or higher 20,985
Bachelor's degree 14,185
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 1,675
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 715
Master's degree 3,695
Earned doctorate 710
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 72,475
No certificate, diploma or degree 7,110
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 10,260
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 55,110
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 39,085
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 20,355
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 15,575
Apprenticeship certificate 4,785
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 16,115
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 2,620
Bachelor’s degree or higher 16,020
Bachelor's degree 10,620
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 1,225
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 585
Master's degree 3,035
Earned doctorate 550
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 119,590
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 42,950
Education 6,160
13. Education 6,160
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 1,475
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 255
50. Visual and performing arts 1,220
Humanities 3,355
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 335
23. English language and literature/letters 40
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 1,815
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 15
38. Philosophy and religious studies 160
39. Theology and religious vocations 295
54. History 245
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 445
Social and behavioural sciences and law 4,865
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 60
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 585
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 1,680
22. Legal professions and studies 640
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 140
42. Psychology 975
45. Social sciences 780
Business, management and public administration 16,895
30.16 Accounting and computer science 10
44. Public administration and social service professions 1,525
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 15,360
Physical and life sciences and technologies 2,055
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 515
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 205
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 440
40. Physical sciences 625
41. Science technologies/technicians 265
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 2,265
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 1,805
25. Library science 260
27. Mathematics and statistics 155
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 50
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 21,035
04. Architecture and related services 565
14. Engineering 2,530
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 4,915
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 4,685
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 4,770
48. Precision production 3,580
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 1,835
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 595
03. Natural resources and conservation 1,240
Health and related fields 10,275
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 580
51. Health professions and related programs 9,380
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 10
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 305
Personal, protective and transportation services 6,405
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 3,580
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 30
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 60
43. Security and protective services 1,110
49. Transportation and materials moving 1,625
Other 20
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 72,475
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 17,370
Education 3,795
13. Education 3,795
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 1,020
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 150
50. Visual and performing arts 870
Humanities 1,915
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 245
23. English language and literature/letters 15
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 990
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 15
38. Philosophy and religious studies 75
39. Theology and religious vocations 130
54. History 150
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 290
Social and behavioural sciences and law 3,720
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 45
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 390
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 1,355
22. Legal professions and studies 480
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 95
42. Psychology 780
45. Social sciences 570
Business, management and public administration 12,120
30.16 Accounting and computer science 10
44. Public administration and social service professions 1,180
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 10,935
Physical and life sciences and technologies 1,235
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 375
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 125
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 70
40. Physical sciences 490
41. Science technologies/technicians 170
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 1,750
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 1,490
25. Library science 145
27. Mathematics and statistics 90
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 30
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 15,620
04. Architecture and related services 450
14. Engineering 2,045
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 3,675
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 3,395
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 3,420
48. Precision production 2,635
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 1,390
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 440
03. Natural resources and conservation 945
Health and related fields 7,445
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 420
51. Health professions and related programs 6,745
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 10
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 275
Personal, protective and transportation services 5,075
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 2,845
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 30
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 45
43. Security and protective services 890
49. Transportation and materials moving 1,265
Other 20
Labour
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by labour force status - 25% sample data 119,590
In the labour force 71,660
Employed 67,710
Unemployed 3,950
Not in the labour force 47,930
Participation rate 59.90%
Employment rate 56.60%
Unemployment rate 5.50%
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by work activity during the reference year - 25% sample data 119,590
Did not work 47,100
Worked 72,485
Worked full year full time 39,370
Worked part year and/or part time 33,115
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 71,660
Class of worker - not applicable 1,305
All classes of workers 70,355
Employee 64,290
Permanent position 51,910
Temporary position 12,380
Fixed term (1 year or more) 4,280
Casual, seasonal or short-term position (less than 1 year) 8,100
Self-employed 6,065
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by occupation - Broad category - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 - 25% sample data 71,660
Occupation - not applicable 1,305
All occupations 70,355
0 Legislative and senior management occupations 965
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 10,820
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 5,635
3 Health occupations 6,845
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 9,500
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 1,515
6 Sales and service occupations 18,110
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 12,500
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 1,010
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 3,450
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by industry - Sectors - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2017 - 25% sample data 71,660
Industry - not applicable 1,305
All industries 70,355
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 810
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 725
22 Utilities 840
23 Construction 5,065
31-33 Manufacturing 7,435
41 Wholesale trade 1,700
44-45 Retail trade 9,195
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 2,395
51 Information and cultural industries 1,040
52 Finance and insurance 1,495
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 730
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 4,330
55 Management of companies and enterprises 70
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 2,935
61 Educational services 5,720
62 Health care and social assistance 11,620
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation 870
72 Accommodation and food services 3,975
81 Other services (except public administration) 3,780
91 Public administration 5,620
Journey to Work
Total - Place of work status for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over - 25% sample data 67,710
Worked at home 9,130
Worked outside Canada 45
No fixed workplace address 6,460
Usual place of work 52,070
Total - Commuting destination for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work - 25% sample data 52,070
Commute within census subdivision (CSD) of residence 48,315
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) within census division (CD) of residence 1,045
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) and census division (CD) within province or territory of residence 2,630
Commute to a different province or territory 80
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 58,535
Car, truck or van 53,800
Car, truck or van - as a driver 51,320
Car, truck or van - as a passenger 2,475
Public transit 1,175
Walked 2,220
Bicycle 235
Other method 1,100
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 58,535
Less than 15 minutes 28,760
15 to 29 minutes 22,340
30 to 44 minutes 4,965
45 to 59 minutes 1,280
60 minutes and over 1,190
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 76,770
English 540
French 69,310
Non-official language 15
Indigenous 0
Non-Indigenous 15
English and French 6,790
English and non-official language(s) 10
French and non-official language(s) 75
English, French and non-official language(s) 35
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 76,770
Official languages 75,985
English 1,355
French 74,630
Non-official languages 35
Mobility
Total - Mobility status 5 years ago - 25% sample data 134,440
Non-movers 89,635
Movers 44,800
Non-migrants 29,710
Migrants 15,095
Internal migrants 13,435
Intraprovincial migrants 12,350
Interprovincial migrants 1,085
External migrants 1,655
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