Socioeconomic profile of Verdun

Although Verdun is going through an economic and demographic boom, it is also experiencing many changes that are significantly transforming the community.

Gentrification and income polarization greatly affect the population who lives in Wellingon-de-l’Église, one of Verdun’s three sectors and its most disadvantaged and populous area. Established in this sector since 1986, Te carries out essential work for the Verdun community. Te meets the varied needs of a population considered vulnerable in their social, academic, family or cultural lives.

SNAPSHOT of the territory*

Stable population: 69,229 people live in the borough

Education level, income, and unemployment rate : 

  • 18% of the population in private households lives on a low income (Montreal : 18%). This rate reaches 26% in Wellington-de-l’Église. 
  • Out of the 11,830 people in this situation, 2,120 young people live in a low-income household, which represents 19.1% of people aged 0 to 17 (Montreal: 17%).
  • 40% of children in the Wellington-de-l’Église sector do not have the tools they need to starts school (Montreal: 29%).
  • School dropout rate of 25%, comparend to 21% in Montreal (2012-2013)

About families :

  • Families with children represent 55% of the population.
    • There are 9,765 families with children in the territory, including 6,375 (65%) with two parents and 3,390 with one parent (35%) vs. 41% in the Wellington-de-l’Église sector (Montreal : 32.5%) 

Some facts

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Youth (0 à 14 ans) / Montreal : 15.2%

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Families with children

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People 15 and older without a diploma or degree (low education level)/ Montreal : 16.9%

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Immigrants are between 0 and 14 years old / Montreal : 24%

*Source : Profil sociodémographique 2016, Arrondissement de Verdun, Montréal en statistiques, Ville de Montréal; Québec Survey of Child Development in Kindergarten (2012), Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur.

SNAPSHOT of Te

Our participants

  • Girls 53% 53%
  • Boys 47% 47%
  • Elementary students 49% 49%
  • High school students 51% 51%
  • High school students are enrolled in the Passeport pour ma réussite program 85% 85%

Our families

  • are single-parent families 47% 47%
  • live on low income 57% 57%
  • of the children were born in Quebec 70% 70%