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Topic-based tabulation: Household Type (12) and Age Groups of Primary Household Maintainer (8) for Private Households, for Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2001 Census - 20% Sample Data

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Catalogue number:97F0006XCB2001006
Release date:October 22, 2002
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Special Note: Nunavut (1)

A new territory called Nunavut came into effect on April 1, 1999. For additional information, please refer to the 2001 Census Dictionary, Catalogue Number 92-378-XIE or 92-378-XPE.

Special Note: Household Universe

The Household Universe pertains to the person or the group of persons (other than temporary or foreign residents) who occupy a dwelling. Household variables are distinct from dwelling variables, in that the latter ones pertain to dwelling characteristics, not to persons occupying dwellings. For additional information, please refer to the 2001 Census Dictionary, Catalogue Number 92-378-XIE or 92-378-XPE.

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This table details household type and age groups of primary household maintainer for private households in CanadaFootnote 1
Household Type (12) Age Groups of Primary Household Maintainer (8)
Total - Age groups of primary household maintainerFootnote 2 Under 25 years 25-34 years 35-44 years 45-54 years 55-64 years 65-74 years 75 years and over
Total - Household typeFootnote 3 11,562,975 447,165 1,792,025 2,747,615 2,509,625 1,659,775 1,324,885 1,081,885
Family households 8,155,560 212,605 1,257,430 2,195,985 1,970,350 1,200,250 836,895 482,040
One-family households 7,951,965 209,110 1,230,980 2,147,525 1,916,255 1,160,405 813,995 473,690
Married couples with children 3,338,630 22,430 479,460 1,266,860 1,053,130 353,685 120,865 42,195
Married couples without children 2,300,585 22,325 209,960 174,685 365,970 610,530 579,940 337,185
Common-law couples with childrenFootnote 4 518,995 33,505 170,600 209,320 85,205 16,375 3,160 835
Common-law couples without childrenFootnote 5 609,590 81,820 183,905 123,125 115,720 67,310 28,040 9,675
Lone parents 1,184,160 49,035 187,055 373,535 296,235 112,500 81,995 83,800
Multiple-family households 203,595 3,495 26,450 48,465 54,095 39,850 22,900 8,350
Non-family households 3,407,415 234,555 534,600 551,625 539,275 459,530 487,985 599,840
One person only 2,976,875 136,430 407,050 483,580 486,340 423,450 461,160 578,855
Two or more persons 430,535 98,125 127,540 68,045 52,930 36,085 26,825 20,985


Footnote 1

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

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Footnote 2

Refers to the age groups of the first person in the household identified as the one who pays the rent or the mortgage, or the taxes, or the electricity bill, etc., for the dwelling. If no person in the household is responsible for such payments, Person 1 is considered to be the only household maintainer.

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Footnote 3

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 non-family persons) that occupies a private dwelling. Multiple-family household refers to a household in which two or more census families (with or without additional non-family persons) occupy the same private dwelling.

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 4

Includes same-sex couples.

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Footnote 5

Includes same-sex couples.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2001 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97F0006XCB2001006.

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