Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census
- In 2016, 11.3% of adults aged 15 and over living in private dwellings lived alone, 53.8% lived in a couple and 7.5% lived as a lone parent.
- 63.4% of persons living in a couple were married in 2016, while 36.6% were living common law.
- In 2016, the proportion of young adults aged 20 to 34 living with at least one parent was 32.6% compared to 27.4% in 2011.
- In 2016, there were 75 same-sex couples.
- In 2016, among couple census families 39.0% were families without children and 61.0% were families with children.
Proportion of households by household type, Northwest Territories, 2001 to 2016
|Household type||2001 (%)||2006 (%)||2011 (%)||2016 (%)|
|One-census-family households without additional persons||63.7||62.9||60.8||59.5|
|A couple census family without children||17.5||18.5||19.0||18.8|
|A couple census family with children||35.3||33.1||30.9||30.1|
|A lone-parent census family||10.7||11.2||10.9||10.6|
|Other census-family households||5.9||6.1||6.5||6.3|
|Non-census-family households of two or more persons||4.3||5.2||5.3||5.6|
Marital status, Northwest Territories, 2016
In Northwest Territories, 54.6% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (35.2%) or living with a common-law partner (19.4%).
The remaining 45.5% 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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