Data tables, 2016 Census

Family Characteristics of Adults (11), Age (16) and Sex (3) for the Population 15 Years and Over in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2016 and 2011 Censuses - 100% Data

About this variable: Family characteristics of adults (11)


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  1. Total - Family characteristics of adults (restricted to persons aged 15 and over)
  2. Adults living in census families Footnote 2
  3. Married spouses and common-law partners Footnote 3
  4. Without children in their census family
  5. With children in their census family
  6. Lone parents (in lone-parent census families)
  7. Children in census families (as in sons, daughters or grandchildren)
  8. Adults not living in census families Footnote 8
  9. Living with other relatives Footnote 9
  10. Living with non-relatives only
  11. Living alone


Footnote 2

In order for any person to have children in their census family, the person's child or children must be living in the same household and must not be living in a couple or with their own children. For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Census family.

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Footnote 3

Every married or common-law couple living together in a private household is in a census family together.

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Footnote 8

For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Household living arrangements of person not in a census family.

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Footnote 9

Includes foster children aged 15 years and over.

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