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  • Table: 97F0006X2001010
    Description:

    This table is part of the topic "Housing," which presents 2001 Census data on dwellings, including structural type of dwelling, number of rooms and bedrooms, condition of dwelling and period of construction, as well as data on households, including household maintainer and tenure (owned, rented and band housing).

    This table can be found in the Topic Bundle: Housing, 2001 Census, Catalogue No. 97F0006XCB2001000.

    It is also possible to subscribe to all the day-of-release bundles. For more information, refer to Catalogue No. 97F0023XCB.

    This is available FREE on the Internet, Catalogue No. 97F0006XIE2001010.

    Release date: 2002-10-22

  • Table: 97F0024X2001002
    Description:

    These data tables present 2001 Census highlights on "families and household living arrangements". One series of tables presents data for selected household types, including family households with or without children and one-person households, as well as population and household counts. The second series of tables presents data on couples (married or common-law) by presence of children.

    These tables were available on the official day of release for each of the census topics at various levels of geography. They present information highlights through key indicators, such as 2001 counts, percentage distribution and percentage change in counts from 1996 to 2001. The tables also allow users to perform simple rank and sort functions.

    Release date: 2002-10-22

  • 913. Housing, 2001 Census Archived
    Table: 97F0006X
    Description:

    The tables under the topic "Housing" present data on dwellings, including structural type of dwelling, number of rooms and bedrooms, condition of dwelling, and period of construction, as well as data on households, including household maintainer and tenure (owned, rented and band housing).

    Release date: 2002-10-22

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20020026348
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study examines whether the gap between high-wealth families and low-wealth families increased from 1984 to 1999, using data from the Assets and Debt Survey and the Survey of Financial Security.

    Release date: 2002-09-17

  • Table: 89-575-X
    Description:

    From February to December 2001, cycle 15 of the General Social Survey (GSS) collected data about the family. Data were gathered from 24,310 persons aged 15 and older and living in a private household in one of 10 Canadian provinces. The cycle focused on information about the respondent's family: family origins; marital history; common-law unions; fertility intentions; biological, adopted and stepchildren; and departure from the parental home. The GSS also gathered data on the respondent's domestic situation at the time of the survey.

    Release date: 2002-07-11

  • Journals and periodicals: 89-576-X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The increasing popularity of common-law unions is transforming family life in Canada, according to new data from the 2001 General Social Survey. Over the past 30 years, common-law unions have become more and more popular, especially in Quebec and among younger women in other provinces.

    Although younger women are more likely to start their conjugal life by living common law, most will eventually marry. First common-law unions are twice as likely to end in separation as first marriages. What is more, a growing proportion of women have experienced at least two unions, and the likelihood of choosing a common-law relationship over marriage for the second union is also increasing. The analysis shows that the trends observed in the formation and break-up of unions apply equally to men and women. Since men are on average older than women when they start their conjugal life, they tend to experience the events at an older age.

    Release date: 2002-07-11

  • 917. Community Profiles Archived
    Profile of a community or region: 93F0053X
    Description:

    The 2001 Community Profiles provide 2001 Census data for close to 6,000 communities, as well as for large and smaller metropolitan areas. These profiles contain free information for all Canadian communities (cities, towns, villages, Indian reserves and settlements, etc.), for counties or their equivalents and for metropolitan areas, as well as data for 2003 health regions. Additional information on data quality, definitions, data quality indexes, special notes and other supporting text is available.

    Release date: 2002-06-27

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20020016196
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This profile presents some of the characteristics of Canadian households that own a vacation home.

    Release date: 2002-06-11

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20010046117
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper examines the factors that contribute to frequent contact between adult children aged 25 to 54 and their parents.

    Release date: 2002-03-11

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2001171
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    A framework for thinking about intergenerational mobility as it relates to the relationship between parent and child incomes as well as evidence on the degree and sources of intergenerational mobility in Canada is reviewed. The major conclusion is that Canadian society is characterized by a good deal of intergenerational mobility, and the available evidence suggests that being raised in low-income does not pre-ordain children to low-income in adulthood. Canada compares well in this regard to many other countries, being characterized on average by more mobility than the U.S. or U.K. and on a par with some of the most mobile nations. The sources for this pattern have to do with access to high quality education, and high quality non-monetary investments in children. However, there is no clear evidence linking the level of family income to the nature of these investments.

    Release date: 2001-10-25
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  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201906519140
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-03-06

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2019018
    Description:

    This infographic presents results from the 1981 and 2016 Censuses of Population and the 2017 General Social Survey on Family. The infographic depicts changes over time and provides selected characteristics of persons in Canada who lived alone in the reference years, including demographic statistics such as marital status, age and sex as well as statistics on future intentions to marry.

    Release date: 2019-03-06

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2019014
    Description:

    This infographic presents results from the 2017 General Social Survey on families; more specifically people aged 25 -64 years old and who reported being in a couple relationship with someone not living in their household.

    Release date: 2019-02-20

  • Stats in brief: 89-28-0001201800100011
    Description:

    Everyone in Canada is, or has been, part of a family. The purpose of this Just the Facts edition is to celebrate families in Canada on Family Day 2019 (a statutory holiday in some provinces) by acknowledging their diversity and how they have changed over time. Data from the Census of Population and the General Social Survey together provide a snapshot of families today in the historical album of family life in Canada.

    Release date: 2019-02-18

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201904619984
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-02-15

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2019002
    Description:

    This infographic presents results from the 2017 General Social Survey on families; more specifically the co-residence of adult children with their parents. The population of interest is of Canadians 18 years of age and over living with both parents, their mother only or their father only.

    Release date: 2019-02-15

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201903819983
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-02-07

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2019001
    Description:

    This infographic presents results from the 2017 General Social Survey on families; more specifically grandparents in Canada. The population of interest is Canadians aged 45 and over who are grandparents.

    Release date: 2019-02-07

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X2018346232
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2018-12-12

  • Journals and periodicals: 89-648-X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The documents in this collection are based on data from the Longitudinal and International Study of Adults, a survey that examines a variety of topics on the well-being of Canadians and measures the effect of changes in certain areas on people's lives. The survey covers several topics, such as jobs, health, adult education and training, income and earnings, as well as the family dynamic. Reports on the survey content, concepts, methodology and data quality are also available.

    Release date: 2018-07-24
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-509-X
    Description:

    This product presents 2016 Census highlights on core housing need. Tables and a figure feature distributions, rates and multiple dimensions of core housing need from current and previous censuses for various levels of geography. A short explanation of the indicator and references to other resources as well as downloadable materials are also provided.

    Release date: 2017-11-15

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-500-X2016002
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topic: Family variables. Provides information that enables users to effectively use, apply and interpret data from the 2016 Census. Each guide contains definitions and explanations on census concepts, talks about changes made to the 2016 Census, data quality and historical comparability, as well as comparison with other data sources. Additional information will be included for specific variables to help general users better understand the concepts and questions used in the census.

    Release date: 2017-08-02

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-501-X2016004
    Description:

    The Families, households and marital status Release and concepts overview provides an overview of the concepts, definitions and key measures used in the 2016 Census of Population Families, households and marital status release, as well as the products which will be available on release day and later.

    Release date: 2017-06-16

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 99-014-X2011007
    Description:

    This reference guide provides information that enables users to effectively use, apply and interpret data from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS). This guide contains definitions and explanations of concepts, classifications, data quality and comparability to other sources. Additional information is included for specific variables to help general users better understand the concepts and questions used in the NHS.

    Release date: 2013-09-11

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 99-000-X2011001
    Description:

    The National Household Survey (NHS) Dictionary is a reference document which contains detailed definitions of concepts, universes, variables, and geographic terms used in the NHS. By referring to the NHS Dictionary, both beginner and intermediate data users will gain a better understanding of the data.

    Release date: 2013-05-08

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 99-000-X
    Description:

    The National Household Survey (NHS) Dictionary is a reference document which contains detailed definitions of concepts, universes, variables, and geographic terms used in the NHS. By referring to the NHS Dictionary, both beginner and intermediate data users will gain a better understanding of the data.

    Release date: 2013-05-08

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-312-X2011005
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topic: Family variables. Provides information that enables users to effectively use, apply and interpret data from the 2011 Census. Each guide contains definitions and explanations on census concepts, talks about changes made to the 2011 Census, data quality and historical comparability, as well as comparison with other data sources. Additional information will be included for specific variables to help general users better understand the concepts and questions used in the census.

    Release date: 2012-09-19

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 89-631-X
    Description:

    This report highlights the latest developments and rationale behind recent cycles of the General Social Survey (GSS). Starting with an overview of the GSS mandate and historic cycle topics, we then focus on two recent cycles related to families in Canada: Family Transitions (2006) and Family, Social Support and Retirement (2007). Finally, we give a summary of what is to come in the 2008 GSS on Social Networks, and describe a special project to mark 'Twenty Years of GSS'.

    The survey collects data over a twelve month period from the population living in private households in the 10 provinces. For all cycles except Cycles 16 and 21, the population aged 15 and older has been sampled. Cycles 16 and 21 sampled persons aged 45 and older.

    Cycle 20 (GSS 2006) is the fourth cycle of the GSS to collect data on families (the first three cycles on the family were in 1990, 1995 and 2001). Cycle 20 covers much the same content as previous cycles on families with some sections revised and expanded. The data enable analysts to measure conjugal and fertility history (chronology of marriages, common-law unions, and children), family origins, children's home leaving, fertility intentions, child custody as well as work history and other socioeconomic characteristics. Questions on financial support agreements or arrangements (for children and the ex-spouse or ex-partner) for separated and divorced families have been modified. Also, sections on social networks, well-being and housing characteristics have been added.

    Release date: 2008-05-27

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 97-554-G2006003
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following variable: Housing and dwelling characteristics.

    Provides information that enables users to effectively use, apply and interpret data from the 2006 Census. Each guide contains definitions and explanations on census concepts, data quality and historical comparability. Additional information will be included for specific variables to help general users better understand the concepts and questions used in the census.

    Release date: 2008-05-01

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 97-554-G
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following demographic variable: Housing and dwelling characteristics.

    Release date: 2008-05-01

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