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Demographics

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Total Population

1,762,949

Median Household Income

N/A

Total Visible Minorities

551,745

Median Age

38.4

What is the Median Age of Montreal, QC?

Montreal, QC has a median age of 40 years old.

Marital Status

Majority of the population are single, making up 36.89 per cent of the population. With a predominantly single population, it can either mean that more households will either have a single occupant or there will more households with multiple residential tenants in it. Furthermore, expect higher discretionary spending in the community as they spend more compared to their married counterparts. Having more people who are not married also mean more people to meet in the community given the higher availability of personal time.

Aboriginal Identification

The largest aboriginal population are that of the First Nations, making up 46.47 per cent of the total aboriginal population. At 5,380 people, the second largest Aboriginal population is the Metis. Inuit follows with 4.29% of the total Aboriginal population in Montreal, QC.

Household Income

With a population at 4,098,927 people, most inhabitants at Montreal, QC are above the low income cut-off, or the income a person must earn to be considered to be part of the low income group. However, majority are below the 2016 median income of $70,336 per year.

Knowledge Of Official Language

Majority of the population speaks both English and French, making up 57.44 per cent of the population.

Visible Minority

The largest visible minority population are that of the Black, making up 31.06 per cent of the total visible minority population. The second largest group are the Arab, making up 122,185 people.Following Arab is Latin American that is 12.24 per cent of the visible minority population.

Labour Force

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Total Labour
Force

863,910

Employment
Rate

58.3%

Participation
Rate

64.3%

Unemployment
Rate

9.3%

Unemployment Rate

Overall, the unemployment rate in Montreal, QC is growing at a rate of 0.01% per year over the past 10 years from 2006 to 2016.

Participation Rate

Overall, the participation rate in Montreal, QC is growing at a rate of 0.08% per year over the past 10 years from 2006 to 2016. In the last two census, its participation rates grew by 1.1%, an average growth rate of 0.22% per year from 2011 to 2016. An increase in participation rate means that higher proportions of people residing in Montreal, QC are involved in the labour force and contributing to the community's economy.

Employment Rate

Overall, the employment rate in Montreal, QC is growing at a rate of 0.06% per year over the past 10 years from 2006 to 2016. In the last two census, its employment rates grew by 1.4%, an average growth rate of 0.28% per year from 2011 to 2016. A growing employment rate reflects positive economic conditions in the community, , and implies that people looking for a job are getting matched to an employer.

Taxation

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Federal General
Corporate Tax

15

Federal Small
Business Corporate

9

Quality of Life

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Average Yearly
Rainfall(mm)

1,164

Average Yearly
Snowfall(cm)

251

Highest Temperature
(Celsius)

33

Lowest Temperature
(Celsius)

-23

Average Rainfall

Umbrellas and raincoats are most handy in the month of August when it rains an average of 94 mm. This is 11.99% of the annual rain experienced in Montreal, QC. The month of July is also rainy with an average rainfall of 89.3 mm. Following July is October, when 89.1 mm is the average rainfall.

Average Sunshine

Sunscreens are most handy in the month of July when the sun shines an average of 271 hours. This is 13.23% of the annual sunshine experienced in Montreal, QC. The month of August is also sunny with an average sunshine of 246 hours. Following August is June, when 240.3 hours is the average number of sun hours.

Real Estate

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Number of
Renters

493,365

Number of
Home Owners

286,430

Most Popular
Dwelling Size

2 Bedrooms

Least Popular
Dwelling Size

4 or More Bedrooms

Construction Period

38.78 per cent, which is majority of homes in Montreal, QC, were constructed before 1960. Building and home construction was also brisk between 1961 to 1980, where 249,620 homes were built. In between 1981 to 1990, 88,725 of homes were built too.

Dwellings By Bedroom

35.77%, which is majority of homes in Montreal, QC, have two bedrooms. Homes with no bedroom or one bedroom are also very popular, with 242,295 homes built with this number of bedrooms. The third largest category of homes according to number of bedrooms are three bedrooms representing 24.83 per cent of dwellings.

Transportation

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Most Used
Transportation

Vehicle Driver

Busiest Time
On Roads

7:00AM - 7:59AM

Residents Who
Work Locally

563,420

Vehicle Drivers

47.18%

Time Leaving For Work

Majority of commuters in Montreal, QC leave their homes from 7:00am to 7:59am, saying that it's enough time to get to work. The second most popular time to head to work, with 24.17% of respondents, is from 8:00am to 8:59am. However, 115115 of commuters still prefer to leave from 12:00am to 4:59am.

Transportation Mode

Majority of commuters, around 357,060 respondents in Montreal, QC, are carpooling in a private car, truck, or van to go to work. Moreover, 36.55% of respondents say that they prefer taking the public transit, which includes buses, subways among other things. The third most popular means of transportation is walking with 65,000 commuters preferring it.

Education

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Dominant Level
of Education

University

Most Popular
Field of Study

Business Admin

Most Popular
Educational Destination

Canada

Least Popular
Field of Study

Other

Education

Most people in Montreal, QC have have completed a university degree. With 437,705 people, it is what most people in Montreal, QC completed. Coming in second, 22.23% of inhabitants say they have completed a high school education. The third largest group are people who have not completed any certificate, with 248,130 people responding.

Field Of Study

Most are in Business, Management & Public Administration with 194,160 people practicing it in Montreal, QC. Engineering & related fields is another popular field of expertise, as 16.42% of inhabitants are involved in it. The third group are those who are in Social Sciences & Law, with 120,860 people responding that it is their line of work. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is expected to be a growing industry, however, Department of Finance confirms that Canada is lagging behind other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries in terms of STEM graduates. Montreal, QC has 230,990 people or 26.7% of workers in STEM industries.

Utilities

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Economy

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