2011 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations

Topic-based tabulation: Household Type (17), Household Size (9) and Structural Type of Dwelling (10) for Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 Census

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This table details household type , household size and structural type of dwelling for private households in CanadaFootnote 1
Household type (17) Household size (9)
Total - Private households 1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4 persons 5 persons 6 or more persons Number of persons in private households Average number of persons in private households
Total - Household typeFootnote 2 13,320,610 3,673,310 4,544,815 2,081,900 1,903,300 724,410 392,885 32,856,975.0 2.5
Census family households 9,103,965 0 4,103,515 2,007,195 1,884,175 719,035 390,045 27,954,525.0 3.1
One-family only householdsFootnote 3 8,263,885 0 4,103,515 1,789,515 1,671,430 525,810 173,610 24,001,610.0 2.9
Couple family householdsFootnote 4 7,070,675 0 3,394,480 1,435,980 1,573,270 501,825 165,115 20,955,530.0 3.0
Without children 3,394,480 0 3,394,480 0 0 0 0 6,788,960.0 2.0
With children 3,676,195 0 0 1,435,980 1,573,275 501,825 165,115 14,166,570.0 3.9
Lone-parent family households 1,193,210 0 709,040 353,535 98,155 23,985 8,495 3,046,080.0 2.6
Other family householdsFootnote 5 840,080 0 0 217,680 212,745 193,225 216,430 3,952,915.0 4.7
One-family households with persons not in a census family 572,020 0 0 217,680 149,905 125,470 78,960 2,396,110.0 4.2
Couple family householdsFootnote 6 389,775 0 0 121,415 94,130 105,385 68,845 1,717,535.0 4.4
Without children 144,245 0 0 121,415 16,325 4,015 2,490 466,160.0 3.2
With children 245,530 0 0 0 77,810 101,365 66,360 1,251,375.0 5.1
Lone-parent family households 182,240 0 0 96,265 55,770 20,090 10,115 678,575.0 3.7
Two-or-more-family households 268,065 0 0 0 62,845 67,750 137,470 1,556,805.0 5.8
Non-census family households 4,216,650 3,673,310 441,300 74,705 19,120 5,375 2,840 4,902,455.0 1.2
One-person households 3,673,310 3,673,310 0 0 0 0 0 3,673,305.0 1.0
Two-or-more-person households 543,340 0 441,300 74,705 19,120 5,370 2,840 1,229,145.0 2.3

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.

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Footnote 2

Household type
Part A - Short definition
Not applicable
Part B - Detailed definition
Refers to the basic division of private households into family and non-family households. Family household refers to a household that contains at least one census family, that is, a married couple with or without children, or a couple living common-law with or without children, or a lone parent living with one or more children (lone-parent family). One-family household refers to a single census family (with or without other persons) that occupies a private dwelling. Multiple-family household refers to a household in which two or more census families (with or without additional persons) occupy the same private dwelling. Family households may also be divided based on the presence of persons not in a census family.
Non-family household refers to either one person living alone in a private dwelling or to a group of two or more people who share a private dwelling, but who do not constitute a census family.

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Footnote 3

Refers to households that consist solely of one census family without additional persons.

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Footnote 4

Refers to households with opposite-sex or same-sex couples.

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Footnote 5

Refers to one-census family households with additional persons and to multiple-census family households, with or without additional persons.

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Footnote 6

Refers to households with opposite-sex or same-sex couples.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-313-XCB2011022.

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