2011 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations

Topic-based tabulation: Presence of Children (5), Number of Children at Home (8) and Census Family Structure (7) for the Census Families in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2006 and 2011 Censuses

About this tabulation

General information

Catalogue number :
98-312-XCB2011019
Release date :
September 19, 2012
Topic :
Families, households and marital status
Variables :
  1. Geography Geographic Index
  2. Census year (2)
  3. Presence of children (5)
  4. Number of children at home (8)
  5. Census family structure (7)

Note

Note: Population universe

The population universe (target population) of the 2011 Census includes the following groups: Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants (permanent residents) who: 1) have a usual place of residence in Canada; 2) are abroad either on a military base or attached to a diplomatic mission; or 3) are at sea or in port aboard merchant vessels under Canadian registry or Canadian government vessels. Since 1991, the target population also includes persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who are claiming refugee status, who hold study permits, or who hold work permits, plus family members living with them; for census purposes, this group is referred to as non-permanent residents. The population universe does not include foreign residents.

Note: Historical comparison of census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations, 2006 and 2011

A few census metropolitan areas (CMAs) and census agglomerations (CAs) had different geographical boundaries in 2011 compared to 2006. In order to facilitate data comparisons, the 2006 CMA and CA data have been adjusted to reflect as closely as possible the 2011 CMA and CA boundaries. Therefore, the 2006 Census data should be used with caution. For additional information, please refer to the 2011 Census Dictionary, catalogue number 98-301-X.

Note: Census family

Refers to a married couple (with or without children of either and/or both spouses), a common-law couple (with or without children of either and/or both partners) or a lone parent of any marital status, with at least one child. A couple may be of opposite sex or same sex. 'Children' refer to blood, step or adopted sons and daughters (regardless of age or marital status) who are living in the same dwelling as their parent(s), as well as grandchildren in households where there are no parents present. Sons and daughters who are living with their married spouse or common-law partner, or with one or more of their own children, are not considered to be members of the census family of their parent(s), even if they are living in the same dwelling. For additional information, please refer to the 2011 on-line Census Dictionary, catalogue number 98-301-X.

Note: Population in private households

Persons in private households or families in private households exclude residents or families of collective dwellings, both institutional and non-institutional. Since 1976, tables on the population (or families) in private households exclude Canadian citizens and landed immigrants (permanent residents) who are abroad either on a military base or attached to a diplomatic mission; such persons are included in counts of the total population.

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