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Table 1
Distribution (number and percentage) and percentage change of census families by family structure, Canada, 2001 to 2011

Table 1
Distribution (number and percentage) and percentage change of census families by family structure, Canada, 2001 to 2011
Table summary
This table displays the results of distribution (number and percentage) and percentage change of census families by family structure. The information is grouped by census family (appearing as row headers), 2001, 2006, 2011 and percentage change 2006 to 2011 , calculated using number and percentage units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Census family 2001 2006 2011 Percentage
change
2006 to 2011
number percentage number percentage number percentage
Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 2001 to 2011.
Total census families 8,371,020 100.0 8,896,840 100.0 9,389,700 100.0 5.5
Couple families 7,059,830 84.3 7,482,775 84.1 7,861,860 83.7 5.1
Married 5,901,420 70.5 6,105,910 68.6 6,293,950 67.0 3.1
Common-law 1,158,410 13.8 1,376,865 15.5 1,567,910 16.7 13.9
Lone-parent families 1,311,190 15.7 1,414,060 15.9 1,527,840 16.3 8.0
Female parents 1,065,360 12.7 1,132,290 12.7 1,200,295 12.8 6.0
Male parents 245,825 2.9 281,775 3.2 327,545 3.5 16.2
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