Lone parent families in Canada in 2017, by province

Canada: single/lone parent families, by province 2017 This statistic shows the amount of lone parent families in Canada in 2017, distinguished by province and territory. In 2017, about 664,690 lone parent families were living in Ontario.
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Number of families
Ontario 664,690
Quebec 371,246
British Columbia 199,729
Alberta 164,336
Manitoba 59,821
Saskatchewan 53,238
Nova Scotia 48,555
New Brunswick 36,041
Newfoundland and Labrador 25,236
Prince Edward Island 6,730
Nunavut 3,226
Northwest Territories 2,752
Yukon 2,112
Number of families
Ontario 664,690
Quebec 371,246
British Columbia 199,729
Alberta 164,336
Manitoba 59,821
Saskatchewan 53,238
Nova Scotia 48,555
New Brunswick 36,041
Newfoundland and Labrador 25,236
Prince Edward Island 6,730
Nunavut 3,226
Northwest Territories 2,752
Yukon 2,112
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This statistic shows the amount of lone parent families in Canada in 2017, distinguished by province and territory. In 2017, about 664,690 lone parent families were living in Ontario.
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Release date
November 2017
Region
Canada
Survey time period
2017
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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