English-Speaking Seniors in Quebec

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English-speaking seniors in Quebec

132,150: Number of Anglophone seniors in Quebec

13.1%: Percentage of seniors in Quebec who are Anglophones

65 and olderM: A senior is an individual who is 65 years or older.

Where do Anglophone seniors live?

  • Montréal: 78,800
  • Montérégie: 19,645
  • Laval: 7,165
  • Outaouais: 6,355
  • Laurentians: 5,685
  • Eastern Townships: 5,185
  • Gaspé Peninsula–Magdalen Islands: 1,980
  • Québec City, Capitale-Nationale: 1,960
  • Lanaudière: 1,630
  • Mauricie–Central Quebec: 995
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue: 790
  • North Shore: 730
  • Chaudière-Appalaches: 665
  • Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean: 350
  • Lower St. Lawrence: 185
  • Northern Quebec: 30
  • Total: 132,150

60% - Proportion of English-speaking seniors living in the Montréal region.

In 13 of the 16 regions, the proportion of seniors is higher among Anglophones.

Though Anglophones in the Greater Montréal area have access to infrastructure in many sectors of activity, such as education, health, the economy, and arts and culture, there are disparities across the province.

Less bilingual (English and French) than younger Anglophones

  • Anglophones Seniors (65 years and older): 47%
  • Young Anglophones (15-24 years old): 80%

Higher education levels

A greater proportion of senior English speakers have a high school diploma.

  • Anglophones: 64%
  • Francophones: 52%

Twice as many Anglophone seniors than Francophone seniors have a university degree.

  • Anglophones: 15%
  • Francophones: 8%

Similar proportion living in poverty

Even though English-speaking seniors have higher levels of education than French-speaking seniors, the proportions of seniors living below the low-income cut-off are the same.

  • Anglophones: 19%
  • Francophones: 20%

Higher proportion of immigrants

Among English-speaking seniors, nearly half were born outside of Canada.

  • Anglophones: 46%
  • Francophones: 8%

Higher proportion of visible minorities

The proportion of English-speaking seniors who are members of a visible minority is six times larger than the proportion among their French-speaking counterparts.

  • Anglophones: 11%
  • Francophones: 2%

In this infographic, Anglophones and Francophones are defined as individuals who have English or French as their first official language spoken.

Data in this infographic is based on the study Enjoying your senior years in your own language, culture and community: Federal support from key institutions and a portrait of English-speaking seniors in Quebec.

Published on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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