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 Vancouver
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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 2,426,235 1,573,235 426,590 951,455 195,190 263,760 204,720 109,030 275,485
First generationFootnote 4 1,085,610 674,655 191,925 403,285 79,450 150,140 106,460 49,020 105,340
Second generationFootnote 5 607,585 402,215 82,430 267,015 52,770 78,530 43,090 18,320 65,435
Both parents born outside Canada 375,800 241,350 37,685 172,620 31,045 63,795 28,920 9,135 32,600
One parent born outside Canada and one parent born in Canada 231,785 160,855 44,740 94,395 21,720 14,735 14,175 9,185 32,835
Third generation or moreFootnote 6 733,040 496,370 152,240 281,155 62,980 35,095 55,170 41,695 104,705


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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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