Dictionary, Census of Population, 2021
Census family structure

Release date: November 17, 2021

Definition

Census family structure refers to the combination of relatives that comprise a census family. Classification on this variable considers the presence or absence of: married spouses or common-law partners and children.

Statistical unit(s)

Classification(s)

Reported in

2021, 2016 and 2011; 2006, 2001 and 1996 (20% sample); 1991, 1986 and 1981. For availability prior to 1981, refer to Appendix 2.1.

Reported for

Population in private households

Question number(s)

Derived variable: Questions 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7

Responses

Not applicable

Remarks

For more information, refer to census family.

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