Data tables, 2016 Census

Family Characteristics (22), Aboriginal Identity (9), Registered or Treaty Indian Status (3), Residence by Aboriginal Geography (10), Age (8A) and Sex (3) for the Population in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data

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This table details family characteristics , aboriginal identity , registered or treaty indian status , residence by aboriginal geography , age and sex for the population in private households in Canada
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Family characteristics (22) Aboriginal identity (9)
Total - Aboriginal identityFootnote 3 Aboriginal identityFootnote 4 Single Aboriginal responsesFootnote 5 First Nations (North American Indian)Footnote 6 Métis Inuk (Inuit) Multiple Aboriginal responsesFootnote 7 Aboriginal responses not included elsewhere Footnote 8 Non-Aboriginal identity
Total - Family characteristicsFootnote 9 34,460,065 1,673,780 1,629,805 977,230 587,540 65,025 21,310 22,670 32,786,280
Married spouses and common-law partners 16,464,855 568,825 552,545 299,855 231,375 21,315 6,940 9,340 15,896,025
Married spouses 12,955,485 355,840 344,560 173,700 160,595 10,270 4,625 6,650 12,599,645
Common-law partners 3,509,365 212,990 207,980 126,150 70,780 11,045 2,320 2,690 3,296,380
Lone parents (in lone-parent census families) 1,609,835 134,050 131,590 89,635 37,030 4,925 1,330 1,130 1,475,785
Children in census families (as in sons, daughters or grandchildren) 10,286,905 680,335 663,680 416,480 216,640 30,560 8,950 7,705 9,606,570
Living with two biological or adoptive parentsFootnote 10 6,994,800 329,235 320,205 182,215 120,360 17,620 4,815 4,215 6,665,565
In an intact familyFootnote 11 6,749,770 300,015 291,660 163,740 111,550 16,370 4,415 3,940 6,449,750
In a complex stepfamilyFootnote 12 245,030 29,215 28,540 18,475 8,815 1,245 410 275 215,810
Living with one biological or adoptive parent and one step-parent 778,980 69,235 67,275 41,700 23,075 2,495 875 1,080 709,750
In a simple stepfamilyFootnote 13 446,825 35,485 34,575 20,610 12,740 1,225 410 500 411,345
In a complex stepfamilyFootnote 14 332,150 33,750 32,700 21,090 10,340 1,275 470 580 298,405
Living with one parent in a lone-parent census familyFootnote 15 2,430,485 258,835 253,610 174,865 69,240 9,500 2,985 2,235 2,171,650
With a male lone parent 490,730 53,030 51,815 35,350 13,980 2,485 630 590 437,700
With a female lone parent 1,939,750 205,800 201,800 139,515 55,265 7,020 2,355 1,650 1,733,950
Living with grandparents without parents present 82,645 23,035 22,595 17,695 3,955 940 265 175 59,610
With two grandparents without parents present 40,825 10,895 10,665 8,070 2,085 510 160 70 29,930
With one grandparent without parents present 41,820 12,135 11,930 9,625 1,875 435 105 100 29,685
Persons not in census families 6,098,470 290,575 281,990 171,270 102,500 8,225 4,100 4,490 5,807,890
Living with other relatives 754,865 58,370 57,340 41,355 13,220 2,765 505 530 696,495
Foster children 44,550 19,530 19,090 15,560 2,805 725 325 115 25,025
Living with non-relatives only or alone 5,299,055 212,675 205,560 114,350 86,475 4,730 3,270 3,850 5,086,375

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

Users should be aware that the estimates associated with this variable are more affected than most by the incomplete enumeration of certain Indian reserves and Indian settlements in the Census of Population.

For more information on Aboriginal 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 Aboriginal Peoples Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016 and the Aboriginal Peoples Technical Report, Census of Population, 2016.

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Footnote 2

Residence on or off reserve refers to whether the person's usual place of residence is in a census subdivision (CSD) that is defined as 'on reserve' or 'off reserve.'

Users should be aware that the estimates associated with this variable are more affected than most by the incomplete enumeration of certain Indian reserves and Indian settlements in the Census of Population.

For more information on Aboriginal variables, including information on their classifications, the questions from which they are derived, data quality and their comparability with other sources of data, refer to the Aboriginal Peoples Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016 and the Aboriginal Peoples Technical Report, Census of Population, 2016.

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Footnote 3

Users should be aware that the estimates associated with this variable are more affected than most by the incomplete enumeration of certain Indian reserves and Indian settlements in the 2016 Census of Population. For more information on Aboriginal variables, including information on their classifications, the questions from which they are derived, data quality and their comparability with other sources of data, refer to the Aboriginal Peoples Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016 and the Aboriginal Peoples Technical Report, Census of Population, 2016.

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Footnote 4

'Aboriginal identity' includes persons who are First Nations (North American Indian), Métis or Inuk (Inuit) and/or those who are Registered or Treaty Indians (that is, registered under the Indian Act of Canada) and/or those who have membership in a First Nation or Indian band. Aboriginal peoples of Canada are defined in the Constitution Act, 1982, section 35 (2) as including the Indian, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada.

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Footnote 5

'Single Aboriginal responses' includes persons who are in only one Aboriginal group, that is First Nations (North American Indian), Métis or Inuk (Inuit).

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Footnote 6

Users should be aware that the estimates associated with this variable are more affected than most by the incomplete enumeration of certain Indian reserves and Indian settlements in the 2016 Census of Population. For additional information, refer to the Aboriginal Peoples Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016.

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Footnote 7

'Multiple Aboriginal responses' includes persons who are any two or all three of the following: First Nations (North American Indian), Métis or Inuk (Inuit).

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Footnote 8

'Aboriginal responses not included elsewhere' includes persons who are not First Nations (North American Indian), Métis or Inuk (Inuit), but who have Registered or Treaty Indian status and/or Membership in a First Nation or Indian band.

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Footnote 9

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 10

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

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Footnote 11

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 12

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

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Footnote 13

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

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Footnote 14

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

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Footnote 15

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

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016161.

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