Canada: number of married couple families, by earning situation 2017

This statistic depicts the total number of married couple families in Canada in 2017, distinguished by the earning situation of households. In 2017, there were around 1.46 million husband-wife families in Canada in which the wife contributed zero percent of employment income.
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Number of married couple families in Canada in 2017, by earning situation
Number of families
Husband-wife families where the wife contributes 100% of employment income 720,540
Husband-wife families where the wife contributes 76% to 99% of employment income 394,620
Husband-wife families where the wife contributes 51% to 75% of employment income 1,100,190
Husband-wife families where the wife contributes 26% to 50% of employment income 2,195,460
Husband-wife families where the wife contributes 1% to 25% of employment income 1,198,170
Husband-wife families where the wife contributes 0% of employment income 1,466,860
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