|Surface of solid ground (2013)||2,905 km²|
|Population Density (2014)||7,9 inhabitants/km²|
|Total Population (2014)||22,916 inhab.|
|0-14 yrs old||2,762 inhab.|
|15-24 yrs old||2,150 inhab.|
|25-44 yrs old||4,455 inhab.|
|45-64 yrs old||8,173 inhab.|
|65 + yrs old||5,376 inhab.|
|Inter-regional net migration (2013-2014)||149 inhab.|
|Demographic prospects (population variation 2036/2011)||14.8 %|
|Workers 25-64 yrs old (2013)||8,108|
|Rate of 25-64 yrs old workers (2013)||66.5%|
|Median employment income of 25-64 yrs old workers (2013)||$33,938|
|Low-income families rate (2011)||9.0 %|
|Disposable income per capita (2013)||$22,639|
|Total value of building permits (2014)||$29,914|
|Average assessed value of single-family homes (2015)||$172,632|
References: Institut de la statistique du Québec, summary sheet by RCM
Growth prospects—projected population 2011-2036
The Institut de la statistique du Québec prepared a projection on the populations of Québec from 2011 to 2031, based on trends prior to 2011.
The following table shows that a growth of 14.8% is foreseen for the Papineau RCM, with an increase of 3,370 people between 2011 and 2036.
Population variations for the regional county municipalities of Québec—Scenario A—Reference 2011-2036
Below you will find various portraits presenting statistical data about the Papineau RCM and its 24 municipalities:
2011 National Household Survey information:
- Demographic and socio-economic profile/Papineau RCM (PDF)
- Demographic and socio-economic profile/Outaouais Region and Outaouais RCM (PDF)
The Economic Situation
The Papineau RCM is historically renowned for its green and blue treasures: forest and water. Today, its economy is dynamic and varied. Industry, tourism and agriculture are developing sectors.
Like Québec in its entirety, the forest industry has seen a strong decline. This has reinforced the establishment of the tourism sector, the resort community in particular. Moreover, numerous tourism centres recognized internationally are located on the Papineau RCM territory: Kenauk Nature, Fairmont Château Montebello, Parc National de Plaisance, Lac-Simon Tourism Centre, Parks Canada - National historic site of Manoir-Papineau, and Parc Omega.
With companies such as Plancher Lauzon, Fortress Specialty Cellulose Inc. and infrastructure like Parc Industriel Régional Vert de Papineau, second and third transformation of wood remain important manufacturing sectors of Papineauville's economy. Entrepreneurs from the Forest industry have successfully produced value-added specialty products, such as “smart” hardwood flooring. Specialized employment in a quality environment awaits you.
The Papineau RCM boasts a diversified and flourishing agricultural production. According to the latest information from the MAPAQ, in 2010, the agricultural sector produced 28 million dollars in investments towards the local economy. 30% of certified organic agricultural businesses in the Outaouais region are located in this territory. Emerging sectors are vegetable production and niche animal production. The presence of deciduous forest offers a strong potential for the development of maple syrup and non-timber forest products (wild mushrooms, ginseng). In comparison to other regions of Québec and Canada, the value of agricultural land remains affordable: approximately $4,000/hectare.
The public and parapublic sectors are also dominant in the regional economy; municipalities, school boards, and various health and social services are also major employers.
The Papineau RCM is a rural living environment that is near major urban centres and offers competitive economic opportunities.
Who Buys What ?
Annual Household Expenditures of the Papineau RCM
Here are some interesting details about Papineau RCM household expenses, by category of expenditure:
|Categories||Subcategory||Annual household spending $|
|Nutrition||Food purchased from store||$61,118,391|
|Food purchased from restaurant||$13,856,104|
|Personal care||Personal care supplies and equipment||$5,870,544|
|Personal care services||$4,258,020|
|Leisure||Leisure equipment and related services||$8,039,327|
|Recreational vehicles and outboard engines||$10,404,600|
|Home entertainment equipment and services||$5,790,936|
|Household furnishings and equipment||Total||$14,918,408|
|Tobacco products and alcoholic beverages||Total||$17,159.237|
|Reading and other printed material||Total||$2,232,542|
* Reference: Geographic information module, Statistics Canada - 2011 Consumption
Would you like to know more about a specific expenditure category? Contact the SADC de Papineau
Property assessment data
- ÉVAstat is an annual statistical portrait focused on the municipal property assessment in Québec
- Schéma d’aménagement et de développement (révisé)
- Chapitre 1 “Le profil du milieu et les enjeux”
- Fiche synthèse ISQ - MRC Papineau
- Atlas emploi Outaouais - Décembre 2014 (see pages 48 to 55)
Market research service
SADC de Papineau offers to businesses and organizations in its territory a strategic data research service to support decision-making regarding the business’s startup, expansion, or diversification project.