Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census
- In 2016, 14.0% of adults aged 15 and over living in private dwellings lived alone, 57.5% lived in a couple and 5.1% lived as a lone parent.
- 83.3% of persons living in a couple were married in 2016, while 16.7% were living common law.
- In 2016, the proportion of young adults aged 20 to 34 living with at least one parent was 33.9% compared to 33.7% in 2011.
- In 2016, there were 11,230 same-sex couples.
- In 2016, among couple census families 51.9% were families without children and 48.1% were families with children.
Proportion of households by household type, British Columbia, 2001 to 2016
|Household type||2001 (%)||2006 (%)||2011 (%)||2016 (%)|
|One-census-family households without additional persons||60.9||60.7||59.0||58.2|
|A couple census family without children||25.0||25.9||26.0||26.6|
|A couple census family with children||27.6||26.6||24.9||23.7|
|A lone-parent census family||8.4||8.2||8.1||7.9|
|Other census-family households||4.3||4.0||4.6||4.7|
|Non-census-family households of two or more persons||4.4||4.0||4.7||4.7|
Marital status, British Columbia, 2016
In British Columbia, 58.1% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (48.7%) or living with a common-law partner (9.4%).
The remaining 42% 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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