Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census
- In 2016, 7.8% of adults aged 15 and over living in private dwellings lived alone, 52.0% lived in a couple and 10.7% lived as a lone parent.
- 49.6% of persons living in a couple were married in 2016, while 50.3% were living common law.
- In 2016, the proportion of young adults aged 20 to 34 living with at least one parent was 34.6% compared to 32.4% in 2011.
- In 2016, there were 25 same-sex couples.
- In 2016, among couple census families 23.5% were families without children and 76.5% were families with children.
Proportion of households by household type, Nunavut, 2001 to 2016
|Household type||2001 (%)||2006 (%)||2011 (%)||2016 (%)|
|One-census-family households without additional persons||63.8||59.5||58.7||56.2|
|A couple census family without children||9.1||9.4||9.9||9.8|
|A couple census family with children||42.3||38.3||36.8||34.2|
|A lone-parent census family||12.3||11.8||12.0||12.2|
|Other census-family households||7.0||8.3||8.3||7.9|
|Non-census-family households of two or more persons||3.3||3.7||3.8||4.8|
Marital status, Nunavut, 2016
In Nunavut, 53.2% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (27.3%) or living with a common-law partner (25.9%).
The remaining 46.9% 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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