The 2016 census figures are in and Cote Saint-Luc registered a mini population growth spurt of just 127 residents more than in 2011.
CSL now has 32,448 residents, a growth of just 0.4%.
It’s interesting to note that the census metropolitan area of Vancouver has the highest population density in Canada, with 5,492.6 people per square kilometre, followed by the Montreal suburbs of Westmount and… you guessed it, Cote Saint-Luc with 4,662.5 people per square kilometre. Toronto ranks 8th on the list at 4,334.4 people per square kilometre.
While our population remains relatively unchanged in CSL, Quebec’s overall growth has slowed significantly to 3.3% since 2011. This places us in 8th position out of the 13 provinces and territories. Wonder why?
Previous census figures show our average age is decreasing in CSL. When more data is released later this year we’ll see if this trend is continuing.
These numbers also help our city in planning for services to meet the needs of our demographics. Also worth noting, is that several new buildings are either in construction (such as on The Avenue and on Parkhaven) or pre-construction (on Marc-Chagall) that will bring in several hundred new residents in the next year or two. This will add to our density as well as our demand on infrastructure (roads, sewers, utility) and services (recreation, library, EMS, etc…).
For more info on how CSL fared in the 2011 census use the search window on the top right of this page (search: Census 2011).
What do you think about these numbers? Are we better or worse off by our growing population?