Data tables, 2016 Census

Family Characteristics of Children (17), Age (4B) and Sex (3) for the Population aged 0 to 14 Years in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2016 and 2011 Censuses - 100% Data

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This table details family characteristics of children , age and sex for the population aged 0 to 14 years in private households in British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique
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Family characteristics of children (17) Age (4B)
Total - Age 0 to 4 years 5 to 9 years 10 to 14 years
Total - Family characteristics of children (restricted to persons aged 0 to 14 years)Footnote 1 689,910 220,105 236,445 233,360
Children in census families (as in sons, daughters or grandchildren) 683,025 218,090 234,150 230,790
Living with two biological or adoptive parentsFootnote 2 517,065 184,000 175,570 157,495
In an intact familyFootnote 3 495,505 174,050 168,015 153,440
In a complex stepfamilyFootnote 4 21,565 9,950 7,560 4,055
Living with one biological or adoptive parent and one step-parent 39,110 5,365 13,325 20,420
In a simple stepfamilyFootnote 5 21,415 4,045 7,120 10,255
In a complex stepfamilyFootnote 6 17,690 1,320 6,205 10,165
Living with one parent in a lone-parent census familyFootnote 7 122,505 27,835 43,700 50,970
With a male lone parent 23,975 4,630 8,850 10,490
With a female lone parent 98,530 23,210 34,845 40,480
Living with grandparents without parents present 4,345 880 1,555 1,910
With two grandparents without parents present 2,460 485 895 1,080
With one grandparent without parents present 1,880 395 655 835
Persons not in census families 6,875 2,015 2,295 2,565
Living with other relativesFootnote 8 2,960 810 930 1,220
Foster children 3,920 1,205 1,370 1,350

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Footnote 1

For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Census family; Stepfamily status of couple family with children; and Relationship structure of stepfamily.

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Footnote 2

One or more grandparents of the child may also be present in the household.

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Footnote 3

In an intact family, all children are the biological or adopted children of both persons in the couple. This category also includes children living in census families for whom it cannot be determined whether it is an intact family or a stepfamily.

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Footnote 4

In a complex stepfamily, some or all of the children are step-siblings or half-siblings.

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Footnote 5

In a simple stepfamily, none of the children are step-siblings or half-siblings.

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Footnote 6

In a complex stepfamily, some or all of the children are step-siblings or half-siblings.

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Footnote 7

One or more grandparents of the child may also be present in the household.

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Footnote 8

Excluding foster children.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016041.

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