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 Ontario
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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 13,242,160 9,491,225 2,509,335 5,732,785 1,249,115 1,083,415 862,470 463,935 1,341,115
First generationFootnote 4 4,122,835 2,687,485 769,295 1,613,010 305,185 507,040 367,185 165,125 396,000
Second generationFootnote 5 3,049,835 2,228,525 431,850 1,463,965 332,715 293,210 174,000 77,365 276,735
Both parents born outside Canada 1,839,880 1,319,560 200,395 920,905 198,255 222,105 116,960 40,280 140,975
One parent born outside Canada and one parent born in Canada 1,209,955 908,970 231,455 543,060 134,455 71,105 57,035 37,080 135,755
Third generation or moreFootnote 6 6,069,485 4,575,215 1,308,190 2,655,810 611,215 283,160 321,280 221,445 668,385


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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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