Data tables, 2016 Census

Family Characteristics of Children (17), Age (4B) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 0 to 14 Years in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2016 and 2011 Censuses - 100% Data

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This table details family characteristics of children , age and sex for the population aged 0 to 14 years in private households in Canada
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Family characteristics of children (17) Age (4B)
Total - Age 0 to 4 years 5 to 9 years 10 to 14 years
Total - Family characteristics of children (restricted to persons aged 0 to 14 years)Footnote 1 5,817,085 1,891,160 2,011,360 1,914,565
Children in census families (as in sons, daughters or grandchildren) 5,766,440 1,876,835 1,994,730 1,894,880
Living with two biological or adoptive parentsFootnote 2 4,263,655 1,544,140 1,457,430 1,262,080
In an intact familyFootnote 3 4,052,610 1,446,010 1,384,365 1,222,235
In a complex stepfamilyFootnote 4 211,045 98,130 73,070 39,845
Living with one biological or adoptive parent and one step-parent 356,230 47,710 125,110 183,405
In a simple stepfamilyFootnote 5 186,465 34,680 63,830 87,955
In a complex stepfamilyFootnote 6 169,765 13,035 61,285 95,445
Living with one parent in a lone-parent census familyFootnote 7 1,114,055 278,020 400,160 435,875
With a male lone parent 208,430 41,850 76,970 89,605
With a female lone parent 905,625 236,170 323,190 346,270
Living with grandparents without parents present 32,505 6,955 12,025 13,520
With two grandparents without parents present 17,655 3,590 6,580 7,485
With one grandparent without parents present 14,845 3,365 5,440 6,040
Persons not in census families 50,640 14,325 16,630 19,685
Living with other relativesFootnote 8 22,610 6,485 6,985 9,140
Foster children 28,030 7,845 9,645 10,545

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Footnote 1

For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Census family; Stepfamily status of couple family with children; and Relationship structure of stepfamily.

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Footnote 2

One or more grandparents of the child may also be present in the household.

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Footnote 3

In an intact family, all children are the biological or adopted children of both persons in the couple. This category also includes children living in census families for whom it cannot be determined whether it is an intact family or a stepfamily.

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Footnote 4

In a complex stepfamily, some or all of the children are step-siblings or half-siblings.

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Footnote 5

In a simple stepfamily, none of the children are step-siblings or half-siblings.

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Footnote 6

In a complex stepfamily, some or all of the children are step-siblings or half-siblings.

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Footnote 7

One or more grandparents of the child may also be present in the household.

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Footnote 8

Excluding foster children.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016040.

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