Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census
- In 2016, 14.4% of adults aged 15 and over living in private dwellings lived alone, 60.2% lived in a couple and 5.8% lived as a lone parent.
- 79.2% of persons living in a couple were married in 2016, while 20.8% were living common law.
- In 2016, the proportion of young adults aged 20 to 34 living with at least one parent was 29.6% compared to 28.7% in 2011.
- In 2016, there were 1,435 same-sex couples.
- In 2016, among couple census families 56.6% were families without children and 43.4% were families with children.
Proportion of households by household type, New Brunswick, 2001 to 2016
|Household type||2001 (%)||2006 (%)||2011 (%)||2016 (%)|
|One-census-family households without additional persons||68.9||66.9||65.0||63.6|
|A couple census family without children||26.5||28.7||30.3||30.9|
|A couple census family with children||32.8||28.8||25.7||23.7|
|A lone-parent census family||9.6||9.4||9.1||9.0|
|Other census-family households||3.2||3.1||3.1||2.9|
|Non-census-family households of two or more persons||3.3||3.6||3.9||3.7|
Marital status, New Brunswick, 2016
In New Brunswick, 59.6% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (47.4%) or living with a common-law partner (12.2%).
The remaining 40.3% 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. Analytical products, 2016 Census.
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