Demographics of Shawinigan, Quebec

Overview
Population, 2021

49,620

0.5%
Population, 2016: 49,349
Land area in square kilometres, 2021: 729.98
Population density per square kilometre, 2021: 68
Knowledge of official languages
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$41,280
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$35,480
Average total income of household in 2020 ($)
$67,100
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($)
$57,700
Labour (25% Sample Data)
Employment rate
48.2%
Unemployment rate
7.5%
Participation rate
52.1%
Labour force population aged 15 years and over by NOC 2021 (25% Sample Data)
Journey to Work (25% Sample Data)
Housing (25% Sample Data)
Average value of dwellings ($)
$180,800
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)
$882
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)
$583
Population
Population, 2021 49,620
Population, 2016 49,349
Population percentage change, 2016 to 2021 0.50%
Total private dwellings, 2021 27,444
Total private dwellings, 2016 26,953
Total private dwellings percentage change, 2016 to 2021 1.80%
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2021 25,060
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2016 24,410
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents percentage change, 2016 to 2021 2.70%
Land area in square kilometres, 2021 730
Population density per square kilometre, 2021 68
National population rank, 2021 105
Province/territory population rank, 2021 22
Knowledge of official languages
Total - Knowledge of languages for the population in private households - 25% sample data 47,645
Official languages 47,555
English 12,070
French 47,460
Non-official languages 1,655
Income
Total - Income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 41,350
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 40,725
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($) $41,280
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 40,730
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($) $35,480
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 34,160
Average market income in 2020 among recipients ($) $34,880
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 24,215
Average employment income in 2020 among recipients ($) $36,680
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 36,320
Average government transfers in 2020 among recipients ($) $13,520
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 5,805
Average employment insurance benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $6,680
Number of COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 10,075
Average COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $7,980
Total - Employment income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 41,350
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 10,445
Median employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $48,800
Average employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $55,450
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 10,435
Median employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $18,600
Average employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $25,840
Composition of total income in 2020 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 70.80%
Employment income (%) 52.80%
Government transfers (%) 29.20%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 2.30%
COVID-19 - Government income support and benefits (%) 5.80%
COVID-19 - Emergency and recovery benefits (%) 4.80%
Total - Income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 41,350
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 40,320
Average total income in 2019 among recipients ($) $38,760
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 40,340
Average after-tax income in 2019 among recipients ($) $33,200
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 33,560
Average market income in 2019 among recipients ($) $35,560
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 24,645
Average employment income in 2019 among recipients ($) $36,440
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 34,145
Average government transfers in 2019 among recipients ($) $10,850
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 5,460
Average employment insurance benefits in 2019 among recipients ($) $6,210
Total - Employment income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 41,350
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 10,435
Median employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $44,800
Average employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $51,350
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 9,840
Median employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $23,600
Average employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $30,000
Composition of total income in 2019 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 76.20%
Employment income (%) 57.40%
Government transfers (%) 23.70%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 2.20%
Total - Income statistics for private households - 25% sample data 25,060
Average total income of household in 2020 ($) $67,100
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($) $57,700
Total - Income statistics for one-person private households - 25% sample data 11,045
Average total income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $37,440
Average after-tax income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $32,640
Total - Income statistics for two-or-more-persons private households - 25% sample data 14,015
Average total income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $90,500
Average after-tax income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $77,400
Total - Income statistics for economic families in private households - 25% sample data 13,415
Average total income of economic family in 2020 ($) $91,200
Average after-tax income of economic family in 2020 ($) $77,900
Total - Income statistics for couple-only economic families in private households - 25% sample data 7,225
Average total income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $80,300
Average after-tax income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $69,000
Total - Income statistics for couple-with-children economic families in private households - 25% sample data 3,680
Average total income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $130,200
Average after-tax income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $108,600
Total - Income statistics for one-parent economic families in private households - 25% sample data 2,175
Average total income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $63,700
Average after-tax income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $57,250
Total - Income statistics for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families in private households - 25% sample data 12,490
Average total income in 2020 ($) $36,720
Average after-tax income in 2020 ($) $32,080
Immigration and citizenship
Total - Citizenship for the population in private households - 25% sample data 47,640
Canadian citizens 46,935
Canadian citizens aged under 18 7,335
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over 39,600
Not Canadian citizens 705
Housing
Total - Private households by tenure - 25% sample data 25,060
Owner 14,140
Renter 10,915
Dwelling provided by the local government, First Nation or Indian band 0
Total - Occupied private dwellings by condominium status - 25% sample data 25,060
Condominium 1,250
Not condominium 23,810
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of bedrooms - 25% sample data 25,060
No bedrooms 55
1 bedroom 3,145
2 bedrooms 8,865
3 bedrooms 8,835
4 or more bedrooms 4,160
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of rooms - 25% sample data 25,060
1 to 4 rooms 8,090
5 rooms 6,000
6 rooms 3,040
7 rooms 2,540
8 or more rooms 5,395
Average number of rooms per dwelling 6
Total - Occupied private dwellings by period of construction - 25% sample data 25,060
1960 or before 10,480
1961 to 1980 7,610
1981 to 1990 2,730
1991 to 2000 1,775
2001 to 2005 480
2006 to 2010 535
2011 to 2015 775
2016 to 2021 680
Total - Private households by age of primary household maintainers - 25% sample data 25,060
15 to 24 years 720
25 to 34 years 2,610
35 to 44 years 3,190
45 to 54 years 3,220
55 to 64 years 5,810
65 to 74 years 5,560
75 to 84 years 2,860
85 years and over 1,090
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 25,020
Spending less than 30% of income on shelter costs 21,520
Spending 30% or more of income on shelter costs 3,495
30% to less than 100% 3,270
Total - Owner households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings - 25% sample data 14,130
% of owner households with a mortgage 56.50%
% of owner households spending 30% or more of its income on shelter costs 9.10%
% in core housing need 0.30%
Median monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $790
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $882
Median value of dwellings ($) $150,000
Average value of dwellings ($) $180,800
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $532
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $583
Education
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 41,350
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 10,500
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 30,850
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 23,985
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 4,675
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 19,310
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 41,355
No certificate, diploma or degree 9,315
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 9,900
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 22,135
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 17,300
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 9,040
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 6,935
Apprenticeship certificate 2,105
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 7,100
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 1,165
Bachelor’s degree or higher 4,830
Bachelor's degree 3,385
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 405
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 230
Master's degree 715
Earned doctorate 100
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 23,985
No certificate, diploma or degree 3,855
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 4,780
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 15,350
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 11,805
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 6,410
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 4,960
Apprenticeship certificate 1,450
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 4,700
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 700
Bachelor’s degree or higher 3,545
Bachelor's degree 2,485
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 280
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 165
Master's degree 525
Earned doctorate 80
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 41,355
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 19,220
Education 1,825
13. Education 1,825
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 455
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 65
50. Visual and performing arts 390
Humanities 800
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 65
23. English language and literature/letters 0
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 450
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 0
38. Philosophy and religious studies 40
39. Theology and religious vocations 70
54. History 50
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 110
Social and behavioural sciences and law 1,435
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 20
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 150
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 455
22. Legal professions and studies 150
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 80
42. Psychology 400
45. Social sciences 175
Business, management and public administration 4,660
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 270
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 4,395
Physical and life sciences and technologies 495
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 140
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 90
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 85
40. Physical sciences 105
41. Science technologies/technicians 80
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 540
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 425
25. Library science 65
27. Mathematics and statistics 40
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 10
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 5,860
04. Architecture and related services 45
14. Engineering 415
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 1,250
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 1,250
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 1,750
48. Precision production 1,150
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 690
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 340
03. Natural resources and conservation 350
Health and related fields 3,340
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 90
51. Health professions and related programs 3,130
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 125
Personal, protective and transportation services 2,020
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 1,050
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 285
49. Transportation and materials moving 685
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 23,985
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 8,635
Education 995
13. Education 995
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 325
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 55
50. Visual and performing arts 275
Humanities 460
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 45
23. English language and literature/letters 0
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 245
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 0
38. Philosophy and religious studies 20
39. Theology and religious vocations 35
54. History 40
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 75
Social and behavioural sciences and law 1,075
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 15
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 120
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 350
22. Legal professions and studies 125
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 40
42. Psychology 315
45. Social sciences 110
Business, management and public administration 3,410
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 200
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 3,205
Physical and life sciences and technologies 295
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 100
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 40
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 25
40. Physical sciences 85
41. Science technologies/technicians 45
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 440
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 375
25. Library science 45
27. Mathematics and statistics 15
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 0
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 3,920
04. Architecture and related services 40
14. Engineering 320
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 765
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 875
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 1,165
48. Precision production 755
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 505
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 265
03. Natural resources and conservation 245
Health and related fields 2,340
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 60
51. Health professions and related programs 2,180
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 95
Personal, protective and transportation services 1,570
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 850
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 200
49. Transportation and materials moving 520
Other 10
Labour
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by labour force status - 25% sample data 41,355
In the labour force 21,555
Employed 19,930
Unemployed 1,625
Not in the labour force 19,795
Participation rate 52.10%
Employment rate 48.20%
Unemployment rate 7.50%
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by work activity during the reference year - 25% sample data 41,355
Did not work 19,665
Worked 21,685
Worked full year full time 10,785
Worked part year and/or part time 10,900
Average weeks worked in reference year 41
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by class of worker including job permanency - 25% sample data 21,560
Class of worker - not applicable 550
All classes of workers 21,005
Employee 18,855
Permanent position 15,665
Temporary position 3,190
Fixed term (1 year or more) 940
Casual, seasonal or short-term position (less than 1 year) 2,250
Self-employed 2,150
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by occupation - Broad category - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 - 25% sample data 21,560
Occupation - not applicable 550
All occupations 21,005
0 Legislative and senior management occupations 185
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 2,845
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 1,200
3 Health occupations 2,195
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 2,280
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 290
6 Sales and service occupations 6,125
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 3,890
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 390
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 1,610
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by industry - Sectors - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2017 - 25% sample data 21,560
Industry - not applicable 550
All industries 21,005
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 320
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 90
22 Utilities 210
23 Construction 1,455
31-33 Manufacturing 2,750
41 Wholesale trade 310
44-45 Retail trade 3,110
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 835
51 Information and cultural industries 185
52 Finance and insurance 365
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 200
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 950
55 Management of companies and enterprises 0
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 810
61 Educational services 1,255
62 Health care and social assistance 3,815
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation 320
72 Accommodation and food services 1,460
81 Other services (except public administration) 1,065
91 Public administration 1,495
Journey to Work
Total - Place of work status for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over - 25% sample data 19,930
Worked at home 2,765
Worked outside Canada 65
No fixed workplace address 1,980
Usual place of work 15,120
Total - Commuting destination for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work - 25% sample data 15,120
Commute within census subdivision (CSD) of residence 10,420
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) within census division (CD) of residence 0
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) and census division (CD) within province or territory of residence 4,680
Commute to a different province or territory 20
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 17,100
Car, truck or van 15,490
Car, truck or van - as a driver 14,790
Car, truck or van - as a passenger 705
Public transit 240
Walked 1,020
Bicycle 75
Other method 280
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 17,100
Less than 15 minutes 7,735
15 to 29 minutes 5,290
30 to 44 minutes 2,635
45 to 59 minutes 765
60 minutes and over 680
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 23,055
English 225
French 20,730
Non-official language 30
Indigenous 0
Non-Indigenous 30
English and French 1,975
English and non-official language(s) 10
French and non-official language(s) 50
English, French and non-official language(s) 40
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 23,055
Official languages 22,725
English 455
French 22,270
Non-official languages 40
Mobility
Total - Mobility status 5 years ago - 25% sample data 45,655
Non-movers 28,760
Movers 16,895
Non-migrants 9,115
Migrants 7,780
Internal migrants 7,360
Intraprovincial migrants 7,130
Interprovincial migrants 235
External migrants 420
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