Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census
- In 2016, 13.9% of adults aged 15 and over living in private dwellings lived alone, 57.5% lived in a couple and 5.6% lived as a lone parent.
- 78.7% of persons living in a couple were married in 2016, while 21.3% were living common law.
- In 2016, the proportion of young adults aged 20 to 34 living with at least one parent was 34.7% compared to 33.3% in 2011.
- In 2016, there were 72,880 same-sex couples.
- In 2016, among couple census families 48.9% were families without children and 51.1% were families with children.
Proportion of households by household type, Canada, 2001 to 2016
|Household type||2001 (%)||2006 (%)||2011 (%)||2016 (%)|
|One-census-family households without additional persons||64.6||63.6||62.0||61.2|
|A couple census family without children||24.2||25.1||25.5||25.8|
|A couple census family with children||31.5||29.6||27.6||26.5|
|A lone-parent census family||8.9||8.9||8.9||8.9|
|Other census-family households||3.4||3.3||3.6||3.6|
|Non-census-family households of two or more persons||3.7||3.7||4.1||4.1|
Marital status, Canada, 2016
In Canada, 57.7% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (45.7%) or living with a common-law partner (12.0%).
The remaining 42.5% were not married and not living with a common-law partner, including those who were single (never-married), separated, divorced or widowed.
Note: Percentages may not total 100 percent due to random rounding.
Statistics Canada. 2017. Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-404-X2016001. Ottawa, Ontario. Data products, 2016 Census.
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