Top factors deciding about adulthood in Canada 2016, by age

This statistic presents information on leading factors deciding about a person's adulthood in Canada as of July 2016, broken down by age group. During the survey period, 38 percent of respondents between the ages of 18 and 34 stated that it is necessary to live away from parents to be considered an adult.

Leading factors deciding about a person's adulthood in Canada as of July 2016, by age group

18-3435-5455+
Achieve financial independence58%51%52%
Get a full-time job44%41%48%
Turn a certain age (i.e. 18 or 19)48%46%34%
Live away from their parents38%39%43%
Finish school32%32%37%
Get married11%3%8%
Have children9%4%7%
None of these9%10%13%
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Source

Release date

July 2016

Region

Canada

Survey time period

July 4 to 6, 2016

Number of respondents

1,527 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

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