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Ontario: Census 2001: Family Characteristics

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Geography:Ontario
Account:Demographics
Information:Census 2001: Family Characteristics
Data Source:Compiled by the Community Accounts Unit based on information provided from the Census of Population 2001, Statistics Canada.
Copyright:Newfoundland & Labrador Statistics Agency, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Figures may not add to totals due to random rounding.

a Since 2001, the category includes both opposite-sex and same-sex common-law couples.

b For the 2001 Census, a change in the concept of census family has resulted in a higher number of lone-parent families compared to the number established by the 1996 Census. There is an apparent increase of approximately 10% in the number of lone-parent families between 1996 and 2001 due solely to the change in concept. For more information click here.

Legal Marital Status
A person's conjugal status under the law (e.g. single, married, widowed). Legal marital status data are derived from the responses to Question 4 (Marital Status) on the census questionnaires.
Never married (single)
Persons who have never married (including all persons less than 15 years of age) and persons whose marriage has been annulled and who have not remarried.
Separated, but still legally married
Persons currently married, but who are no longer living with their spouse (for any reason other than illness or work) and have not obtained a divorce.
Divorced
Persons who have obtained a legal divorce and who have not remarried.
Widowed
Persons who have lost their spouse through death and who have not remarried.

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      2001

     
    Marital Status
     
    Total by Marital Status11,410,045
    Married (including common-law)4,897,095
    Never married5,025,830
    Separated311,380
    Divorced597,595
    Widowed578,145
     
    Family Size
     
    Total number of families3,190,990
    2 persons1,401,490
    3 persons707,845
    4 persons739,650
    5 or more persons342,005
     
    Family Structure
     
    Total couple families2,704,880
    Married2,406,340
    With children at home1,469,910
    Without children at home936,430
    Common-lawa298,545
    With children at home124,875
    Without children at home173,665
     
    Total lone-parent familiesb486,105
    Female parent401,245
    1 child236,005
    2 or more children165,235
    Male parent84,865
    1 child55,385
    2 or more children29,480

    Notes:

    Figures may not add to totals due to random rounding.

    a Since 2001, the category includes both opposite-sex and same-sex common-law couples.

    b For the 2001 Census, a change in the concept of census family has resulted in a higher number of lone-parent families compared to the number established by the 1996 Census. There is an apparent increase of approximately 10% in the number of lone-parent families between 1996 and 2001 due solely to the change in concept. For more information click here.

    Source: Compiled by the Community Accounts Unit based on information provided from the Census of Population 2001, Statistics Canada.

    Copyright: Newfoundland & Labrador Statistics Agency
    Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

    Data last updated on March 7, 2017

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