About 8% of the riding’s population are immigrants, with some of the largest populations born in France, Lebanon, and the United States. Arabic and Spanish are the most common non-official mother tongues in the riding.
This riding is mostly francophone. Anglophones, who make up about 20% of the population, live mostly along the Ottawa River from Aylmer to Sheenboro, and along the Gatineau River from Chelsea to Maniwaki. A unique culture has developed due to settlement by Irish Catholics, French Canadians, and Scottish Protestants. This intermingling among the three groups has resulted in distinctive cultural expression, particularly in music and dance.
Approximately 9.5% of the riding’s population identify as Aboriginal, with Algonquin the most commonly spoken language.
Average individual income is $47.842.