La Prairie

DEMOGRAPHIC AND SOCIOCULTURAL DEMOGRAPHICS

Total population: 23,355 people 

Youth (0 to 14 years): 20.3% (17.1% on the South Shore)

Seniors (65 and over): 11.9% (14.4% on the South Shore)

People living alone: 9.9% (11.2% on the South Shore)

Seniors living alone: 26.4% (26.7% on the South Shore)

Families with children: 65.4% (60.8% on the South Shore)

Single-parent families: 23.5% (23.0% on the South Shore)

Immigrants*: 8.4% (11.3% on the South Shore)

New immigrants*: 1.4% (2.1% on the South Shore)

Visible minorities*: 7.5% (10.3% on the South Shore)


SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS AND LIVING CONDITIONS*

People 15 and older without a diploma or degree (low education level): 16.8% (19.6% on the South Shore)

Low-income individuals: 1,965, or 8.5% (12.1% on the South Shore)

Children under 6 from a low-income family: 130, or 6.3% (11.4% on the South Shore)

Low-income Seniors: 405, or 17.0% (14.9% on the South Shore)

Renter households: 26.1% (29.9% on the South Shore)

Renter households that dedicate 30% or more of income to housing: 29.3% (35.7% on the South Shore)

People who have moved over the past 5 years: 37.2% (36.1% on the South Shore)


*Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census, National Household Survey

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