Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census
- In 2016, 17.7% of adults aged 15 and over living in private dwellings lived alone, 56.6% lived in a couple and 5.7% lived as a lone parent.
- 60.1% of persons living in a couple were married in 2016, while 39.9% were living common law.
- In 2016, the proportion of young adults aged 20 to 34 living with at least one parent was 30.3% compared to 28.2% in 2011.
- In 2016, there were 21,375 same-sex couples.
- In 2016, among couple census families 51.7% were families without children and 48.3% were families with children.
Proportion of households by household type, Quebec, 2001 to 2016
|Household type||2001 (%)||2006 (%)||2011 (%)||2016 (%)|
|One-census-family households without additional persons||63.2||62.1||60.4||59.6|
|A couple census family without children||23.9||25.4||25.9||26.1|
|A couple census family with children||29.7||27.2||25.2||24.3|
|A lone-parent census family||9.7||9.4||9.2||9.2|
|Other census-family households||2.3||2.2||2.3||2.1|
|Non-census-family households of two or more persons||3.5||3.6||3.7||3.7|
Marital status, Quebec, 2016
In Quebec, 56.3% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (34.3%) or living with a common-law partner (22.0%).
The remaining 43.7% 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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