Average number of people per family in Canada in 2016, by province

Canada: average family size in 2016, by province This statistic shows the average number of people per family in Canada in 2016, distinguished by province. In 2016, the Nunavut province was ranked first with the average family size of 3.7 people. The average number of people per family in Canada was 2.9 in 2016. The average family size dropped from 3 to 2.9 after 2003 and has remained stable since.
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Average number of people
Nunavut3.7
Northwest Territories3.1
Saskatchewan3
Manitoba3
Alberta3
Ontario2.9
Prince Edward Island2.8
British Columbia2.8
Yukon2.8
Quebec2.8
New Brunswick2.7
Newfoundland and Labrador2.7
Nova Scotia2.7
Average number of people
Nunavut3.7
Northwest Territories3.1
Saskatchewan3
Manitoba3
Alberta3
Ontario2.9
Prince Edward Island2.8
British Columbia2.8
Yukon2.8
Quebec2.8
New Brunswick2.7
Newfoundland and Labrador2.7
Nova Scotia2.7
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This statistic shows the average number of people per family in Canada in 2016, distinguished by province. In 2016, the Nunavut province was ranked first with the average family size of 3.7 people. The average number of people per family in Canada was 2.9 in 2016. The average family size dropped from 3 to 2.9 after 2003 and has remained stable since.
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Release date
July 2018
Region
Canada
Survey time period
2016
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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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