The 2016 census shows more Canadians than ever are living alone, making the loner lifestyle the most common living arrangement for the first time in the country’s history.
Statistics Canada says just over 28 per cent of all households included just one person last year.
The latest batch of data from the 2016 focuses on families, households, language and marital status.
Here are a few of the highlights:
- The average Canadian household had 2.4 people living under the same roof
- Canadian couples without kids at home grew in number at a faster pace than did couples with at least one child
- More than 1 in 3 Canadians between 20 and 34 were living with at least one parent
- 3 in 10 children in Canada live in non traditional family arrangements such as a lone-parent family, a stepfamily, with grandparents or other relatives, or as a foster child.
- Over 7 million Canadians reported speaking a language other than English or French at home with the Filipino language of Tagalog again leading the fastest-growing languages
For more detailed results of the 2016 Census: http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/ref/release-dates-diffusion-eng.cfm