Average number of people per family in Canada from 2000 to 2015

Canada: average family size from 2000 to 2015 This statistic shows the average number of people per family in Canada from 2000 to 2015. The average Canadian household in 2015 consisted of 2.9 people, compared to 3.0 people in 2000.
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Average number of people
2000 3
2001 3
2002 3
2003 3
2004 2.9
2005 2.9
2006 2.9
2007 2.9
2008 2.9
2009 2.9
2010 2.9
2011 2.9
2012 2.9
2013 2.9
20142.9
20152.9
Average number of people
2000 3
2001 3
2002 3
2003 3
2004 2.9
2005 2.9
2006 2.9
2007 2.9
2008 2.9
2009 2.9
2010 2.9
2011 2.9
2012 2.9
2013 2.9
20142.9
20152.9
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This statistic shows the average number of people per family in Canada from 2000 to 2015. The average Canadian household in 2015 consisted of 2.9 people, compared to 3.0 people in 2000.
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Release date
July 2017
Region
Canada
Survey time period
2000 to 2015
Supplementary notes
Families are comprised of: 1) couples (married or common-law, including same-sex couples) living in the same dwelling with or without children, and 2) single parents (male or female) living with one or more children. Persons who are not matched to a family become persons not in census families. They may be living alone, with a family to whom they are related, with a family to whom they are unrelated or with other persons not in census families.

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