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2006 Census: Family portrait: Continuity and change in Canadian families and households in 2006: Provinces and territories

Yukon: Highest proportion of one-person households

The Yukon had the highest proportion of one-person households of any province or territory in 2006.

The census enumerated 12,600 private households in the Yukon, up 11.0% from 2001. Of these households, almost one out of three (30.9%) consisted of only one person, 26.1% consisted of couples with at least one child and 24.9% consisted of couples without children.

The census also counted 8,300 census families in the Yukon, up 6.7% from 2001. This was the slowest growth among the three territories, but one of the fastest nationwide.

Of these census families, only 55.7% were married-couple families, well below the national average of 68.6%. Common-law-couple families represented 23.6% of families, which was one of the highest proportions in the country. More than one in five families (20.7%) were lone parents, also one of the highest proportions in the nation.

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