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2006 Census: Family portrait: Continuity and change in Canadian families and households in 2006: Provinces and territories

Manitoba: Highest proportion of lone-parent families among the provinces

The census enumerated 312,800 census families in Manitoba, up 3.3% from 2001. Of these families, 17.0% were lone-parent families. This was the highest such proportion among the provinces in 2006, and above the national average of 15.9%.

Between 2001 and 2006, lone-parent families in Manitoba grew 8.2%. Growth was more rapid for common-law-couple families (+13.8%) and married-couple families increased very little (+0.8%).

Overall, married-couple families represented 72.2% of census families, while common-law-couple families accounted for 10.8%.

In Manitoba, 6,300 children aged 14 and under lived in an arrangement that did not include married, common-law or lone parents. They represented 2.8% of all children in this age group, the highest proportion among the provinces. Of all the children aged 14 and under in Manitoba, nearly 2,400, or 1.1% of all children in this province, lived in a skip-generation family, that is, with a grandparent and no parents or middle generation. The remainder lived with other relatives or non-relatives. At the national level, 0.5% of children lived in skip-generation families in 2006.

Table 10 Distribution of children aged 14 and under by family structure, Canada, provinces and territories, 2006

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