Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census
- In 2016, 15.7% of adults aged 15 and over living in private dwellings lived alone, 49.3% lived in a couple and 6.6% lived as a lone parent.
- 85.0% of persons living in a couple were married in 2016, while 15.0% were living common law.
- In 2016, the proportion of young adults aged 20 to 34 living with at least one parent was 36.4% compared to 36.9% in 2011.
- In 2016, there were 10,870 same-sex couples.
- In 2016, among couple census families 44.2% were families without children and 55.8% were families with children.
Proportion of households by household type, Toronto, 2006 to 2016
|Household type||2006 (%)||2011 (%)||2016 (%)|
|One-census-family households without additional persons||55.8||54.0||53.3|
|A couple census family without children||18.7||18.6||19.1|
|A couple census family with children||26.8||24.8||23.9|
|A lone-parent census family||10.3||10.5||10.3|
|Other census-family households||4.8||4.9||4.6|
|Non-census-family households of two or more persons||5.0||5.7||6.1|
Marital status, Toronto, 2016
In Toronto, 50.6% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (43.3%) or living with a common-law partner (7.3%).
The remaining 49.4% 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.