Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Province of Ontario

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  • In 2016, 12.2% of adults aged 15 and over living in private dwellings lived alone, 56.8% lived in a couple and 5.8% lived as a lone parent.
  • 85.6% of persons living in a couple were married in 2016, while 14.4% were living common law.
  • In 2016, the proportion of young adults aged 20 to 34 living with at least one parent was 42.1% compared to 40.6% in 2011.
  • In 2016, there were 26,585 same-sex couples.
  • In 2016, among couple census families 45.5% were families without children and 54.5% were families with children.

Figure 1.1

Figure 1.1 description Long description for Figure 1.1 Percentage of children aged 0 to 14 by family type, Ontario, 2011 and 2016

Figure 1.2

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Percentage of persons living in couples according to selected age groups, Ontario, 2001 to 2016

Figure 1.3 description Long description for Figure 1.3 Percentage of common-law couples by province and territory, 2011 and 2016

Proportion of households by household type, Ontario, 2001 to 2016

Ontario – Proportion of households by household type, 2001 to 2016
Household type 2001 (%) 2006 (%) 2011 (%) 2016 (%)
Total households 100 100 100 100
One-census-family households without additional persons 66.1 65.3 63.5 62.4
A couple census family without children 23.6 23.8 24.0 24.3
A couple census family with children 33.7 32.4 30.1 28.7
A lone-parent census family 8.8 9.1 9.4 9.4
Multigenerational households 3.3 3.5 3.6 3.9
Other census-family households 3.7 3.7 4.0 3.9
Non-census-family households of two or more persons 3.4 3.3 3.7 3.9
One-person households 23.5 24.3 25.2 25.9

Marital status, Ontario, 2016

In Ontario, 57.3% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (49.2%) or living with a common-law partner (8.1%).

The remaining 42.7% 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.

Figure 1.4 description #linktitletext# 1.4 Marital status, Ontario, 2016

Symbols:

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incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement
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revised
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use with caution

Source:

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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