Data tables, 2016 Census

Generation Status (6), Household type of person (9), Age (12) and Sex (3) for the Population in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data

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This table details generation status , household type of person , age and sex for the population in private households in Quebec / Québec
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Generation status (6) Household type of person (9)
Total - Household type of person Persons in one-census-family households without additional persons In a couple census family without children (no other persons present in the household) In a couple census family with children (no other persons present in the household) In a lone-parent census family (no other persons present in the household) Persons in multigenerational householdsFootnote 1 Persons in other census family householdsFootnote 2 Persons in two-or-more-person non-census-family households Persons living alone (one-person households)
Total - Generation statusFootnote 3 7,965,450 5,956,710 1,841,465 3,301,620 813,630 247,235 298,700 288,110 1,174,695
First generationFootnote 4 1,204,895 857,495 213,680 536,390 107,425 65,830 65,630 60,505 155,435
Second generationFootnote 5 792,085 625,975 83,565 432,085 110,325 41,725 30,850 20,160 73,370
Both parents born outside Canada 461,360 368,825 33,070 273,305 62,450 30,000 20,625 9,420 32,485
One parent born outside Canada and one parent born in Canada 330,725 257,145 50,495 158,780 47,875 11,725 10,225 10,745 40,880
Third generation or moreFootnote 6 5,968,475 4,473,240 1,544,215 2,333,145 595,885 139,685 202,225 207,440 945,890


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Footnote 1

In households where there is at least one person living with a child and a grandchild.

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Footnote 2

In households that are not multigenerational where there is one census family with additional persons or more than one census family.

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Footnote 3

For more information on generation status variables, including information on their classifications, the questions from which they are derived, data quality and their comparability with other sources of data, please refer to the Place of Birth, Generation Status, Citizenship and Immigration Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016.

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Footnote 4

'First generation' includes persons who were born outside Canada. For the most part, these are people who are now, or once were, immigrants to Canada.

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Footnote 5

'Second generation' includes persons who were born in Canada and had at least one parent born outside Canada. For the most part, these are the children of immigrants.

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Footnote 6

'Third generation or more' includes persons who were born in Canada with both parents born in Canada.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016236.

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