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

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This table details presence of children , number of children at home and census family structure for the census families in private households in CanadaFootnote 1
Number of children at home (8) Census family structure (7)
Total - Census family structure Total couple families Married couple families Common-law couple families Total lone-parent families Female parent families Male parent families
Total - Census families by number of children 9,389,700 7,861,855 6,293,950 1,567,910 1,527,845 1,200,295 327,545
Without children 3,752,560 3,752,565 2,891,215 861,350 0 0 0
With children 5,637,135 4,109,295 3,402,735 706,560 1,527,840 1,200,295 327,545
1 child 2,537,770 1,610,635 1,288,775 321,865 927,135 710,225 216,915
2 children 2,186,760 1,748,835 1,475,220 273,615 437,925 352,150 85,770
3 or more children 912,600 749,815 638,745 111,075 162,785 137,920 24,860
Total number of children in census families 9,971,315 7,622,095 6,379,270 1,242,820 2,349,225 1,878,845 470,380
Average number of children per census family 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.8 1.5 1.6 1.4

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

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-312-XCB2011019.

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