Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Census family status

Release date: May 3, 2017


'Census family status' refers to whether or not the person is a member of a census family and, if so, his or her status in that census family, either as a member of a couple, as a lone parent or as a child.

Statistical unit(s)



Census family status, variant with children
Census family status

Reported in

2016 and 2011; 2006, 2001 and 1996 (20% sample); 1991, 1986 and 1981. For availability prior to 1981, refer to Appendix 2.0.

Reported for

Population in private households

Question number(s)

Derived variable: Questions 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6


Not applicable


For more information, refer to census family.

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