Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Economic family structure

Release date: May 3, 2017


'Economic family structure' refers to the combination of relatives that comprise a family. Classification on this variable considers the presence or absence of: married spouses or common-law partners; children; and other relatives.

Statistical unit(s)

Economic family


Economic family structure of economic family

Reported in

2016 and 2011; 2006, 2001 and 1996 (20% sample); 1991, 1986 and 1981. For availability prior to 1981, refer to Appendix 2.0.

Reported for

Population in private households

Question number(s)

Derived variable: Questions 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6


Not applicable


For more information, refer to economic family.

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