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Statistics Canada - Government of Canada
Table A.2  Change in the profile of workers living in a family between 1986 and 2005
  1986 1992 1998 2005
%
Age
15 to 24
6
5
3
3
25 to 29
14
12
9
8
30 to 34
17
15
15
12
35 to 39
18
18
18
15
40 to 44
15
18
19
18
45 and over
30
32
36
44
Sex
Women
35
40
42
41
Men
65
60
58
59
Region
Atlantic Canada
7
8
7
7
Québec
27
24
23
23
Ontario
37
38
40
39
Prairies
18
19
17
17
British Columbia
10
11
11
13
Family structure
Spouse, no children
30
31
33
34
Spouse, at least one child aged 0 to 4
21
21
17
16
Spouse, no children under 5, at least one child aged 5 to 12
13
22
22
20
Spouse, no children under 13, at least one child aged 13 to 24
22
20
20
22
Lone parent with at least one child aged 0 to 4
1
1
1
1
Lone parent with no children under 5, at least one child aged 5 to 12
1
2
2
3
Lone parent with no children under 13, at least one child aged 13 to 24
3
2
4
4
Highest level of schooling
Elementary school
34
19
15
9
Secondary diploma
35
35
34
31
College or trade school diploma or certificate
16
26
27
30
University degree
15
20
24
30
Prevalence of certain activities
Watched television alone during the day
17
25
30
27
Had a meal, snack or coffee alone at home
28
41
45
42
Table source: Statistics Canada, 2007, "Time spent with family on a typical work day, 1986 to 2005,” Canadian Social Trends, catalogue number 11-008-XWE.