Mercier

DEMOGRAPHIC AND SOCIOCULTURAL DEMOGRAPHICS

Total population: 13,115 people

Youth (0 to 14 years): 20.5% (17.4% in South Shore)

Seniors (65 and over): 13.3% (17.1%in South Shore)

People living alone: 6.7% (11.8% in South Shore)

Seniors living alone: 18% (26.7% in South Shore)

Families with children: 62.4% (60.2%in South Shore)

Single-parent families: 22.2% (28% in South Shore)

Immigrants: 7.7% (13.2% in South Shore)

New immigrants: 0.9% (2.2% in South Shore)

Visible minorities: 6.4% (13,2% in South Shore)


SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS AND LIVING CONDITIONS

People 15 and older without a diploma or degree (low education level): 19.8% (18% in South Shore)

Low-income individuals: 750, or 5.7% (10,3% in South Shore)

Children under 6 from a low-income family: 45, or 4.2% (10.2% in South Shore)

Low-income Seniors: 155, or 9.1% (14% in South Shore)

Renter households: 14.6% (30.4% in South Shore)

Renter households that dedicate 30% or more of income to housing: 27 % (32.7% in South Shore)

People who have moved over the past 5 years:  32.1% (34.4%% in South Shore)

 

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population