User Guide for the Survey of Household Spending, 2014
Appendix H — Estimated number of households and average household size by domain

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Table H1
Estimated number of households and average household size by domain defined at the national level, Canada, 2014
Table summary
This table displays the results of Estimated number of households and average household size by domain defined at the national level. The information is grouped by Domain (appearing as row headers), Estimated number of households and Average household size (appearing as column headers).
Domain Estimated number of households Average household size
Canada  
All classes 13,949,883 2.48
Region  
Atlantic Region 987,472 2.33
Quebec 3,513,304 2.29
Ontario 5,196,041 2.59
Prairie Region 2,409,807 2.59
British Columbia 1,843,259 2.44
Province  
Newfoundland and Labrador 216,075 2.40
Prince Edward Island 58,594 2.45
Nova Scotia 397,699 2.29
New Brunswick 315,104 2.32
Quebec 3,513,304 2.29
Ontario 5,196,041 2.59
Manitoba 473,288 2.52
Saskatchewan 423,085 2.46
Alberta 1,513,433 2.65
British Columbia 1,843,259 2.44
Before-tax household income quintile (national)  
Lowest quintile 2,789,304 1.47
Second quintile 2,790,535 2.07
Third quintile 2,789,880 2.52
Fourth quintile 2,788,237 2.91
Highest quintile 2,791,927 3.41
Household type  
One person households 3,937,667 1.00
Couples without children 3,808,109 2.00
Couples with children 3,752,593 3.94
Couples with other related or unrelated persons 685,165 4.99
Lone-parent households with no additional persons 796,377 2.63
Other households with related or unrelated persons 969,972 2.76
Household tenure  
Owner 9,282,281 2.68
Owner with mortgage 5,057,634 3.02
Owner without mortgage 4,224,646 2.26
Renter 4,667,602 2.08
Size of area of residence  
Population centre 1,000,000 and over 6,238,913 2.63
Population centre 500,000 to 999,999 934,685 2.26
Population centre 250,000 to 499,999 1,283,660 2.47
Population centre 100,000 to 249,999 1,299,354 2.38
Population centre 30,000 to 99,999 1,286,548 2.18
Population centre 1,000 to 29,999 1,221,079 2.27
Rural 1,685,644 2.48
Age of reference person  
Less than 30 years 1,457,098 2.20
30 to 39 years 2,436,243 2.89
40 to 54 years 4,102,893 3.03
55 to 64 years 2,698,462 2.29
65 years and over 3,255,188 1.75
Table H2
Estimated number of households and average household size by domain defined at the provincial level, Canada, 2014
Table summary
This table displays the results of Estimated number of households and average household size by domain defined at the provincial level. The information is grouped by Domain (appearing as row headers), Estimated number of households and Average household size (appearing as column headers).
Domain Estimated number of households Average household size
Newfoundland and Labrador  
All classes 216,075 2.40
Lowest quintile 42,569 1.48
Second quintile 43,777 1.99
Third quintile 43,265 2.51
Fourth quintile 43,236 2.66
Highest quintile 43,228 3.35
Prince Edward Island  
All classes 58,594 2.45
Lowest quintile 11,704 1.45
Second quintile 11,697 1.77
Third quintile 11,735 2.62
Fourth quintile 11,343 2.94
Highest quintile 12,115 3.45
Nova Scotia  
All classes 397,699 2.29
Lowest quintile 79,441 1.48
Second quintile 79,327 1.86
Third quintile 79,593 2.31
Fourth quintile 79,671 2.76
Highest quintile 79,666 3.05
New Brunswick  
All classes 315,104 2.32
Lowest quintile 62,860 1.47
Second quintile 62,977 1.88
Third quintile 63,066 2.33
Fourth quintile 63,036 2.77
Highest quintile 63,164 3.13
Quebec  
All classes 3,513,304 2.29
Lowest quintile 699,944 1.31
Second quintile 704,794 1.75
Third quintile 702,471 2.34
Fourth quintile 701,349 2.68
Highest quintile 704,746 3.37
Ontario  
All classes 5,196,041 2.59
Lowest quintile 1,033,683 1.54
Second quintile 1,041,419 2.17
Third quintile 1,041,427 2.70
Fourth quintile 1,037,422 3.03
Highest quintile 1,042,090 3.48
Manitoba  
All classes 473,288 2.52
Lowest quintile 94,635 1.58
Second quintile 94,422 2.13
Third quintile 94,517 2.60
Fourth quintile 94,716 2.98
Highest quintile 94,998 3.30
Saskatchewan  
All classes 423,085 2.46
Lowest quintile 84,527 1.63
Second quintile 84,250 2.41
Third quintile 84,978 2.45
Fourth quintile 84,570 2.78
Highest quintile 84,760 3.02
Alberta  
All classes 1,513,433 2.65
Lowest quintile 301,792 1.79
Second quintile 300,360 2.37
Third quintile 305,767 2.59
Fourth quintile 301,634 3.12
Highest quintile 303,881 3.39
British Columbia  
All classes 1,843,259 2.44
Lowest quintile 367,906 1.45
Second quintile 365,290 2.03
Third quintile 372,447 2.31
Fourth quintile 368,471 2.91
Highest quintile 369,144 3.47
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