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Percent of young adults who have left their parents' home by age and sex, 1971, 2001

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Chart 4 Young adults left home at a younger age in 1971 than in 2001

This is a line chart with the percent who have the parental left home shown along the vertical axis and single-years-of-age along the horizontal axis from age 18 to age 34. Four lines are shown: 1971 Men, 2001 Men, 1971 Women and 2001 Women. At all ages and for both men and women, young adults are less likely to have left home in 2001 than in 1971. In both 1971 and 2001, women are more likely to have left home than men at the same age.

For more detail on chart 4, see the table below.

Age
Men
Women
1971
2001
1971
2001
percent who have left home
18
7.9
7.8
18.5
11.8
19
14.3
13.4
32.7
21.0
20
23.2
20.4
46.3
30.6
21
36.3
28.3
61.5
39.5
22
49.5
36.2
72.7
48.8
23
61.8
43.9
80.7
58.1
24
71.1
53.0
86.2
66.4
25
78.4
60.5
88.6
72.6
26
83.0
67.6
91.1
78.9
27
87.4
72.8
92.3
83.6
28
89.0
77.7
93.4
86.8
29
91.1
81.1
94.1
88.9
30
91.7
83.7
94.8
90.7
31
92.9
86.1
95.3
92.3
32
93.3
87.6
95.5
93.3
33
94.3
88.7
95.7
94.0
34
94.4
89.9
95.9
94.4
Source: Statistics Canada, Censuses of Population.