Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census
- In 2016, 15.3% of adults aged 15 and over living in private dwellings lived alone, 57.8% lived in a couple and 6.1% lived as a lone parent.
- 81.0% of persons living in a couple were married in 2016, while 19.0% were living common law.
- In 2016, the proportion of young adults aged 20 to 34 living with at least one parent was 29.7% compared to 30.3% in 2011.
- In 2016, there were 2,250 same-sex couples.
- In 2016, among couple census families 57.2% were families without children and 42.8% were families with children.
Proportion of households by household type, Nova Scotia, 2001 to 2016
|Household type||2001 (%)||2006 (%)||2011 (%)||2016 (%)|
|One-census-family households without additional persons||66.4||64.5||62.6||61.2|
|A couple census family without children||26.2||27.7||28.9||29.8|
|A couple census family with children||30.6||27.3||24.3||22.2|
|A lone-parent census family||9.6||9.5||9.4||9.2|
|Other census-family households||3.1||2.9||3.0||2.8|
|Non-census-family households of two or more persons||3.6||3.8||4.4||4.4|
Marital status, Nova Scotia, 2016
In Nova Scotia, 57.6% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (46.8%) or living with a common-law partner (10.8%).
The remaining 42.4% 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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