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Visual Census – Families, households and marital status, Canada

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Figure 3.1 Distribution (in percentage) of couple families (married and common-law) by presence of children, Canada, 2001 to 2011

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Figure 3.2 Percentage of private households containing a couple with childrenFootnote 1 or without childrenFootnote 2, Canada, 2001 to 2011

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Figure 3.3 Distribution (in percentage) of private households by household size, Canada, 1961 to 2011

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Figure 3.4 Distribution (in percentage) of census familiesFootnote 3, Canada, 1961 to 2011

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Footnote 1

With at least one child aged 24 years and under.

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Footnote 2

Without at least one child aged 24 years and under. Includes families with all children aged 25 years and over.

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Footnote 3

Historical comparisons for census families, particularly lone-parent families, must be interpreted with caution due to conceptual changes in 2001. Data on common-law couples are not available prior to the 1981 Census.

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Figure 3.1, Figure 3.2

Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 2001 to 2011.

Figure 3.3, Figure 3.4

Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 1961 to 2011.

How to cite

Statistics Canada. 2012. Visual Census. 2011 Census. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012. (accessed June 25, 2022).

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