Grosse-Île, Quebec

Grosse-Île is one of two municipalities forming the urban agglomeration of Îles-de-la-Madeleine in Quebec, Canada. It is part of the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region, and its population was 465 as of the 2016 Census.

Grosse-Île
Location within Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine TE.
Grosse-Île
Location in eastern Quebec.
Coordinates: 47°37′N 61°31′W[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionGaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
RCMNone
AgglomerationLes Îles-de-la-Madeleine
ConstitutedJanuary 1, 2006
Government
  MayorRose Elmonde Clarke
  Federal ridingGaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  Prov. ridingÎles-de-la-Madeleine
Area
  Total96.60 km2 (37.30 sq mi)
  Land37.59 km2 (14.51 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[3]
  Total465
  Density12.4/km2 (32/sq mi)
  Change
2011-2016
5.1%
  Dwellings
254
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
G4T 6B9
Area code(s)418 and 581
Highways Route 199
Websitewww.mungi.ca

As part of a municipal reorganization across Quebec, the seven communities of the Magdalen Islands amalgamated to form the municipality of Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine on January 1, 2002. However, after a 2004 referendum, Grosse-Île decided to split from the municipality, effective January 1, 2006.

Located on Grosse Île (French for Big Island) between Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine's villages of Grande-Entrée (south) and House Harbour (southwest), it was settled during the late 18th century by Scots. French-speaking people would come and establish themselves just after, as seen by a Catholic parish founded in 1793. Today, Grosse-Île remains one of three communities of the archipelago to be predominantly English-speaking, the other being Entry Island and Old Harry (a hamlet part of Grosse-Île on Big Entry Island).

Tourism

The islands are a unique space in the middle of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, offering visitors beautiful natural landscapes sculpted by the waves and the wind alongside a cultural heritage original:

Demographics

Population

Canada census – Grosse-Île, Quebec community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 465 (-5.1% from 2011) 490 (-7.7% from 2006) 531 (-2.2% from 2001)
Land area: 37.59 km2 (14.51 sq mi) 37.29 km2 (14.40 sq mi) 37.29 km2 (14.40 sq mi)
Population density: 12.4/km2 (32/sq mi) 13.1/km2 (34/sq mi) 14.2/km2 (37/sq mi)
Median age: 49.1 (M: 50.0, F: 48.9) 43.8 (M: 43.6, F: 44.0) 40.5 (M: 40.0, F: 41.1)
Total private dwellings: 254 229 231
Median household income: $81,152 $.N/A $58,716
Notes: 2011 income data for this area has been suppressed for data quality or confidentiality reasons. – References: 2016[4] 2011[5] 2006[6] earlier[7]
Historical Census Data - Grosse-Île, Quebec
YearPop.±%
1991 569    
1996 567−0.4%
2001 543−4.2%
YearPop.±%
2006 531−2.2%
2011 490−7.7%
2016 465−5.1%
[8][3]

Language

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Grosse-Île, Quebec[8]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2016
465
60 20.0% 12.90% 395 8.1% 84.95% 5 50.0% 1.08% 5 n/a 1.08%
2011
490
50 100.0% 10.20% 430 14.9% 87.76% 10 n/a% 2.04% 0 0.0% 0.00%
2006
530
25 66.7% 4.72% 505 9.8% 95.28% 0 0.0% 0.00% 0 0.0% 0.00%
2001
535
75 25.0% 14.02% 460 8.0% 85.98% 0 100.0% 0.00% 0 0.0% 0.00%
1996
570
60 n/a 10.53% 500 n/a 87.72% 10 n/a 1.75% 0 n/a 0.00%

See also

References

  1. Reference number 388449 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. Geographic code 01042 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Grosse-Île, Municipalité [Census subdivision], Quebec". Statistics Canada. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  4. "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  5. "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
  6. "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
  7. "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  8. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census



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