Topics, 2021 Census
Families, households, and marital status

Release date: July 13, 2022 Updated on: October 26, 2022

The 2021 Census of Population Program offers a wide range of analysis, data, reference and geographical information according to topics (subjects) that paint a portrait of Canada and its population.

2021 Census of Population products by type: Families, households, and marital status

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2022-07-13

Title:Census Profile, 2021: Families, households and marital status, and Income

Profile of a community or region: 98-316-X2021001

Description: This profile presents information from the 2021 Census of Population for various levels of geography, including provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas, communities and census tracts.

Data product
2022-07-13

Title:Data tables: Families, households and marital status

Table

Description: This series of cross-tabulations presents a portrait of Canada. They range in complexity and are available for various levels of geography.

Data product
2022-07-13

Title:Focus on Geography Series: Families, households and marital status

Profile of a community or region: 98-404-X2021001

Description: Focusing on a selected geographic area, this product presents data highlights, through text, tables and figures, for each of the major releases of the 2021 Census.

Data product
2022-07-13

Title:Census Program Data Viewer: Families, households and marital status, and Income

Interactive dashboard: 98-507-X2021001

Description: The Census Program Data Viewer (CPDV) is a web-based data visualization tool that makes statistical information more interpretable by presenting key indicators in a statistical dashboard. Users can click and zoom in on a map of Canada or the user can search by place name or postal codeOM. The CPDV displays the appropriate thematic map showing boundaries and other features. Results can be exported (CSV or XLSX), or the user can share their customized dashboard by a link.

Data product
2022-07-13

Title:2021 Census key indicators: Families, households and marital status

Key indicators

Description: The key indicators provide a quick snapshot of census data highlights by topic.

Data product
2022-08-17

Title:Data quality tables, 2021 Census of Population

Table

Description: These tables present data quality indicators for the Census of Population. Data quality indicators are available for various levels of geography, most questions on the Census of Population questionnaires and other key variables of the Census of Population.

Data product
2022-07-13

Title:A portrait of Canada’s families in 2021

Infographic: 11-627-M-X2022039

Description: Based on 2021 Census data, the following infographic provides information on Canada’s families.

Data product
2022-08-12

Title:A portrait of Canada's families

The Daily

Description: This American Sign Language video highlights families data from the third release of the 2021 Census of Population included in the Daily.

Analytical product
2022-07-13

Title:Home alone: More persons living solo than ever before, but roomies the fastest growing household type

The Daily

Description: In Canada, 4.4 million people lived alone in 2021, representing 15% of adults aged 15 and older in private households. This is the highest share on record. Following a long period of growth, the share of young adults living with their parents was unchanged from 2016 to 2021 (35%).

Analytical product
2022-07-13

Title:State of the union: Canada leads the G7 with nearly one-quarter of couples living common law, driven by Quebec

The Daily

Description: Among Canada’s 8.6 million couples in 2021, 32,210 included at least one transgender or non-binary person, while 95,435 were same-gender (cisgender) couples. Population aging and decreasing fertility have resulted in fewer couples living with children. Among G7 countries, Canada had the highest share of couples that were living common law (23%).

Analytical product
2022-06-14

Title:Gender diversity status of couples: New information in the 2021 Census

Supporting documentation: 98-20-0001-2021002

Description: This fact sheet provides a concise description of the context and definitions related to a new concept, the gender diversity status of couples.

Reference material
2022-10-26

Title:Dictionary, Census of Population, 2021

Dictionary: 98-301-X2021001

Description: The Census Dictionary is a reference document which contains detailed definitions of Census of Population concepts, variables, and geographic terms, as well as historical information.

Reference material
2022-10-26

Title:Guide to the Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-304-X2021001

Description: This reference document provides an overview of the Census of Population content determination, collection, processing, data quality assessment and data dissemination.

Reference material
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