Mercier

DEMOGRAPHIC AND SOCIOCULTURAL DEMOGRAPHICS

Total population: 11,585 people

Youth (0 to 14 years): 19.6% (17.1% on the South Shore)

Seniors (65 and over): 11.8% (14.4% on the South Shore)

People living alone: 6.8% (11.2% on the South Shore)

Seniors living alone: 18.5% (26.7% on the South Shore)

Families with children: 62.5% (60.8% on the South Shore)

Single-parent families: 23.3% (23.0% on the South Shore)

Immigrants*: 4.0% (11.3% on the South Shore)

New immigrants*: 0.5% (2.1% on the South Shore)

Visible minorities*: 3.9% (10.3% on the South Shore)


SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS AND LIVING CONDITIONS*

People 15 and older without a diploma or degree (low education level): 21.5% (19.6% on the South Shore)

Low-income individuals: 815, or 7.1% (12.1% on the South Shore)

Children under 6 from a low-income family: 20, or 2.3% (11.4% on the South Shore)

Low-income Seniors: 245, or 17.6% (14.9% on the South Shore)

Renter households: 15.9% (29.9% on the South Shore)

Renter households that dedicate 30% or more of income to housing: 40.6% (35.7% on the South Shore)

People who have moved over the past 5 years: 38.4% (36.1% on the South Shore)


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

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