South Shore

DEMOGRAPHIC AND SOCIOCULTURAL DEMOGRAPHICS

Total population: 861,030 people

Youth (0 to 14 years): 17.4% 

Seniors (65 and over): 17.1% 

People living alone: 11.8% 

Seniors living alone: 26.7% 

Families with children: 60.2% 

Single-parent families: 28% 

Immigrants: 13.2% 

New immigrants: 2.2% 

Visible minorities: 13.2%

SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS AND LIVING CONDITIONS

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

Low-income individuals: 87,030, or 10.3% 

Children under 6 from a low-income family: 5,930, or 10.2% 

Low-income Seniors: 18,745, or 14% 

Renter households: 30.4% 

Renter households that dedicate 30% or more of income to housing: 32.7%

People who have moved over the past 5 years: 34.4%

 

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population