Canada: single/lone parent families, by province 2018

This statistic shows the amount of lone parent families in Canada in 2018, distinguished by province and territory. In 2018, about 672,751 lone parent families were living in Ontario.

Lone parent families in Canada in 2018, by province

Number of families
Ontario 672,751
Quebec 362,851
British Columbia 199,596
Alberta 162,861
Manitoba 59,062
Saskatchewan 56,137
Nova Scotia 48,837
New Brunswick 36,290
Newfoundland and Labrador 25,361
Prince Edward Island 7,177
Nunavut 2,708
Northwest Territories 2,549
Yukon 1,962
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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

Canada

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

Census family was defined as: a married couple (with or without children of either and/or both spouses), a common-law couple (with or without children of either and/or both partners) or a lone parent of any marital status, with at least one child. A couple may be of opposite sex or same sex.

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