Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census
- In 2016, 13.9% of adults aged 15 and over living in private dwellings lived alone, 60.1% lived in a couple and 5.6% lived as a lone parent.
- 84.7% of persons living in a couple were married in 2016, while 15.3% were living common law.
- In 2016, the proportion of young adults aged 20 to 34 living with at least one parent was 32.5% compared to 33.5% in 2011.
- In 2016, there were 230 same-sex couples.
- In 2016, among couple census families 54.0% were families without children and 46.0% were families with children.
Proportion of households by household type, Prince Edward Island, 2001 to 2016
|Household type||2001 (%)||2006 (%)||2011 (%)||2016 (%)|
|One-census-family households without additional persons||69.2||68.0||66.8||64.8|
|A couple census family without children||24.5||27.1||28.8||30.1|
|A couple census family with children||34.8||31.0||28.4||25.8|
|A lone-parent census family||9.9||9.9||9.5||8.9|
|Other census-family households||2.6||2.8||2.6||2.4|
|Non-census-family households of two or more persons||3.0||3.3||3.8||3.7|
Marital status, Prince Edward Island, 2016
In Prince Edward Island, 59.6% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (50.7%) or living with a common-law partner (8.9%).
The remaining 40.4% were not married and not living with a common-law partner, including those who were single (never-married), separated, divorced or widowed.
Note: Percentages may not total 100 percent due to random rounding.
Statistics Canada. 2017. Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-404-X2016001. Ottawa, Ontario. Data products, 2016 Census.
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