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 Toronto
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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 5,862,855 3,951,055 818,450 2,592,165 540,435 698,705 477,220 215,940 519,930
First generationFootnote 4 2,874,265 1,809,435 445,120 1,149,050 215,265 412,455 290,455 112,980 248,935
Second generationFootnote 5 1,676,530 1,187,805 147,975 843,295 196,540 216,975 112,480 40,325 118,935
Both parents born outside Canada 1,200,555 836,960 84,930 613,780 138,255 178,680 87,150 24,790 72,970
One parent born outside Canada and one parent born in Canada 475,975 350,840 63,045 229,515 58,285 38,290 25,330 15,535 45,970
Third generation or moreFootnote 6 1,312,060 953,825 225,360 599,820 128,635 69,275 74,280 62,630 152,055


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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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