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 Alberta
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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 3,978,145 2,850,775 786,820 1,765,215 298,740 234,505 330,550 197,310 365,000
First generationFootnote 4 938,500 625,620 163,410 414,800 47,410 88,210 108,675 47,905 68,085
Second generationFootnote 5 742,455 539,780 152,005 331,895 55,875 49,075 48,495 25,290 79,825
Both parents born outside Canada 378,420 269,965 61,335 181,275 27,355 34,875 27,635 10,545 35,405
One parent born outside Canada and one parent born in Canada 364,035 269,810 90,675 150,620 28,520 14,200 20,855 14,740 44,420
Third generation or moreFootnote 6 2,297,195 1,685,380 471,405 1,018,515 195,460 97,220 173,385 124,120 217,090


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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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