Table A.1 Factors associated with the possession of one's own home among young adults aged 30 to 39 no longer living with their parents and having left the parental home between 16 and 29 years of age, 2006

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Odds ratios
Age at departure from parental home
1.76 *
Age at departure squared1
0.989 *
Reason for return to parental home
No return to parental home
1.00
Lost employment
0.34 *
Break-up of couple
0.63
Financial reasons
0.48 *
Studies completed
0.81
Other reason/no reason given
0.81
Household income
Less than $30,000
0.14 *
$30,000 to $39,999
0.32 *
$40,000 to $49,999
0.42 *
$50,000 to $59,999
1.00
$60,000 to $79,999
1.00
$80,000 to $99,999
1.71 *
$100,000 or more
1.72 *
Highest level of educational attainment
No secondary diploma
0.84 *
Secondary completion
0.83
College or trade diploma
1.08
University degree
1.00
Main activity during the previous 12 months
Permanent employment
1.00
Self-employed
1.58 *
Temporary employment
0.58 *
Looking for work
0.20 *
Student
0.28 *
Caring for children/keeping house
0.90
Other activity
0.55
Always lived with both parents until age 15
No
1.00
Yes
1.33 *
Place of residence2
Toronto CMA
0.41 *
Montréal CMA
0.44 *
Vancouver CMA
0.46 *
Ottawa-Gatineau CMA
0.60
Calgary CMA
0.96
Edmonton CMA
0.43 *
CMA with population 250,000 to 750,000
0.61 *
CMA or CA with population 100,000 to 250,000
0.80
CA with population 10,000 to 100,000
0.80
Rural areas and small towns
1.00
Time since immigration
Less than 5 years
0.18 *
5 to 9 years
0.29 *
10 to 24 years
0.61 *
25 to 39 years
0.79
Born in Canada
1.00
Household living arrangements
Married without children
0.33 *
Common-law union without children
0.20
Married with children
1.00
Common-law union with children
0.36 *
Lone parent
0.28 *
Alone
0.21 *
Other
0.08 *
Age
1.05 *
Sex
Women
1.00
Men
0.90
1. Age of departure squared allows us to see the non-linear relationship between age of departure and the probability of being a homewoner in one's thirties.
2 CMA=Census Metropolitan Area; CA=Census Agglomeration.
* Statistically signficant difference from the reference group shown in italics (p<0.05).
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2006.
Table source: Turcotte, M. 2007. "Staying at home longer to become homeowners?" Canadian Social Trends, No. 84, Catalogue no. 11-008-XWE.