Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census
- In 2016, 15.2% of adults aged 15 and over living in private dwellings lived alone, 56.2% lived in a couple and 5.6% lived as a lone parent.
- 79.7% of persons living in a couple were married in 2016, while 20.3% were living common law.
- In 2016, the proportion of young adults aged 20 to 34 living with at least one parent was 24.6% compared to 24.8% in 2011.
- In 2016, there were 1,390 same-sex couples.
- In 2016, among couple census families 53.4% were families without children and 46.6% were families with children.
Proportion of households by household type, Halifax, 2006 to 2016
|Household type||2006 (%)||2011 (%)||2016 (%)|
|One-census-family households without additional persons||61.5||60.0||59.1|
|A couple census family without children||25.4||26.1||26.9|
|A couple census family with children||27.3||25.1||23.6|
|A lone-parent census family||8.8||8.8||8.6|
|Other census-family households||2.9||3.1||3.1|
|Non-census-family households of two or more persons||5.7||6.4||6.3|
Marital status, Halifax, 2016
In Halifax, 56.1% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (44.9%) or living with a common-law partner (11.2%).
The remaining 43.9% 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.