Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census
- In 2016, 8.2% of adults aged 15 and over living in private dwellings lived alone, 58.7% lived in a couple and 5.2% lived as a lone parent.
- 90.6% of persons living in a couple were married in 2016, while 9.4% were living common law.
- In 2016, the proportion of young adults aged 20 to 34 living with at least one parent was 48.4% compared to 45.1% in 2011.
- In 2016, there were 530 same-sex couples.
- In 2016, among couple census families 39.2% were families without children and 60.8% were families with children.
Proportion of households by household type, Surrey, 2006 to 2016
|Household type||2006 (%)||2011 (%)||2016 (%)|
|One-census-family households without additional persons||63.7||61.3||60.1|
|A couple census family without children||21.4||20.4||19.8|
|A couple census family with children||33.6||32.2||31.5|
|A lone-parent census family||8.7||8.7||8.7|
|Other census-family households||5.4||6.6||6.3|
|Non-census-family households of two or more persons||3.0||3.4||3.7|
Marital status, Surrey, 2016
In Surrey, 60.1% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (54.7%) or living with a common-law partner (5.4%).
The remaining 39.8% 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.