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 Ottawa - Gatineau
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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 1,300,730 966,530 264,380 572,630 129,515 60,175 64,100 57,250 152,680
First generationFootnote 4 284,330 198,555 52,605 119,405 26,540 22,335 18,325 14,875 30,245
Second generationFootnote 5 225,575 174,040 32,165 114,860 27,015 13,345 9,845 7,310 21,030
Both parents born outside Canada 117,375 89,860 11,730 63,345 14,780 9,220 6,045 3,325 8,920
One parent born outside Canada and one parent born in Canada 108,205 84,180 20,435 51,515 12,235 4,125 3,800 3,990 12,110
Third generation or moreFootnote 6 790,825 593,935 179,610 338,370 75,960 24,490 35,935 35,070 101,405


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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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