Family Matters: Under the same roof, living with my parents!

Release date: February 15, 2019
Family Matters: Under the same roof, living with my parents!
Family Matters: Under the same roof, living with my parents!

Family Matters: Under the same roof, living with my parents!

In 2017, 4.5 million people or 15% of Canadians aged 18 and over were living with a parent.Footnote 1

  • Women: 14%
  • Men: 16%

In general, men were slightly more likely than women to live with a parent.

Over the past 20 years, the proportion of adults who live with a parent has increased.

Percentage of adults who live with a parent, by year
  1995 2017
18 to 19 years of age 81% 90%
20 to 24 years of age 51% 68%
25 to 29 years of age 20% 32%
30 to 34 years of age 5% 12%
35 to 39 years of age 4% 9%
40 to 44 years of age 3% 8%
45 years of age and older 1% 2%

Among adults who live with a parent

  • 85% had never left the parental home
  • 70% were employedFootnote 2
  • 10% had a least one child who also lived with them

Source: General Social Survey (Families), 1995 and 2017.

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