Mercier-Est

DEMOGRAPHIC AND SOCIOCULTURAL DEMOGRAPHICS

Total population: 42,485 people 

Youth (0 to 14 years): 14.1% (15.2% on the Island of Montreal)

Seniors (65 and over): 16.4% (15.7% on the Island of Montreal)

People living alone: 18.7% (18.0% on the Island of Montreal)

Seniors living alone: 35.0% (35.8% on the Island of Montreal)

Families with children: 60.3% (62.8% on the Island of Montreal)

Single-parent families: 41.4% (32.9% on the Island of Montreal)

Immigrants: 15.6% (33.2% on the Island of Montreal)

New immigrants: 3.9% (8.3% on the Island of Montreal)

Visible minorities: 15.7% (30.3% on the Island of Montreal)


SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS AND LIVING CONDITIONS

People 15 and older without a diploma or degree (low education level): 25.9% (18.9% on the Island of Montreal)

Low-income individuals: 8,395, or 20.3% (24.6% on the Island of Montreal)

Children under 6 from a low-income family: 605, or 23.4% (29.3% on the Island of Montreal)

Low-income Seniors: 1,350, or 21.7% (21.2% on the Island of Montreal)

Renter households: 56.1% (60.7% on the Island of Montreal)

Renter households that dedicate 30% or more of income to housing: 33.4% (40.5% on the Island of Montreal)

People who have moved over the past 5 years: 41.6% (44.1% on the Island of Montreal)

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

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