Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census
- In 2016, 11.4% of adults aged 15 and over living in private dwellings lived alone, 59.5% lived in a couple and 5.0% lived as a lone parent.
- 83.2% of persons living in a couple were married in 2016, while 16.8% were living common law.
- In 2016, the proportion of young adults aged 20 to 34 living with at least one parent was 26.0% compared to 24.3% in 2011.
- In 2016, there were 6,110 same-sex couples.
- In 2016, among couple census families 46.5% were families without children and 53.5% were families with children.
Proportion of households by household type, Alberta, 2001 to 2016
|Household type||2001 (%)||2006 (%)||2011 (%)||2016 (%)|
|One-census-family households without additional persons||65.1||63.7||62.6||62.6|
|A couple census family without children||24.6||25.4||25.5||25.6|
|A couple census family with children||32.7||30.6||29.4||29.4|
|A lone-parent census family||7.8||7.6||7.6||7.6|
|Other census-family households||4.2||4.0||4.7||5.0|
|Non-census-family households of two or more persons||5.2||5.3||5.6||5.6|
Marital status, Alberta, 2016
In Alberta, 59.9% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (50.2%) or living with a common-law partner (9.7%).
The remaining 40.1% 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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