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Table A.4.1
Distribution1 of the school-age population,2 by age group and living arrangements3, Canada and jurisdictions, 2001 and 2006

  2001 20063
5 to 24 5 to 14 15 to 19 20 to 24 5 to 24 5 to 14 15 to 19 20 to 24
percentage
Canada
Living with parent(s)4 87 99 93 57 87 99 93 59
Married parents4 62 69 68 43 60 66 64 44
Common-law parents4 8 11 6 2 9 13 8 3
Lone parent4 17 19 19 11 19 20 21 13
Not living with any parent4 13 1 7 43 13 1 7 41
Living as spouse 5 0 2 20 5 0 2 18
Living as lone parent 1 0 1 3 1 0 1 3
Other living arrangements 7 1 5 20 7 1 5 20
All living arrangements 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Population (number in thousands) 7,995.7 4,027.7 2,036.1 1,931.9 8,067.0 3,878.1 2,127.8 2,061.1
Newfoundland and Labrador
Living with parent(s)4 90 99 95 68 90 99 95 68
Married parents4 69 72 74 56 64 68 68 54
Common-law parents4 6 9 5 2 7 10 7 3
Lone parent4 16 18 16 10 18 21 20 11
Not living with any parent4 10 1 5 32 10 1 5 32
Living as spouse 4 0 1 16 4 0 1 13
Living as lone parent 2 0 1 5 1 0 1 5
Other living arrangements 4 1 3 12 5 1 4 14
All living arrangements 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Population (number in thousands) 137.3 64.3 39.3 33.7 120.7 55.4 34.1 31.2
Prince Edward Island
Living with parent(s)4 88 100 94 58 89 99 94 62
Married parents4 68 75 73 46 65 71 70 49
Common-law parents4 5 7 3 1 5 7 5 2
Lone parent4 16 17 17 11 18 22 20 11
Not living with any parent4 12 0 6 42 11 1 6 38
Living as spouse 5 0 2 20 4 0 1 17
Living as lone parent 1 0 1 5 1 0 0 4
Other living arrangements 5 0 4 16 5 1 4 17
All living arrangements 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Population (number in thousands) 38.0 19.1 10.2 8.7 35.9 17.4 9.9 8.6
Nova Scotia
Living with parent(s)4 87 99 94 54 86 99 93 55
Married parents4 62 69 69 42 59 66 63 41
Common-law parents4 6 8 5 2 7 10 7 2
Lone parent4 19 22 20 10 21 24 23 12
Not living with any parent4 13 1 6 46 14 1 7 45
Living as spouse 5 0 1 19 5 0 1 18
Living as lone parent 1 0 1 5 1 0 1 4
Other living arrangements 7 1 4 22 7 1 4 23
All living arrangements 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Population (number in thousands) 234.7 117.7 61.3 55.7 221.8 104.4 61.3 56.2
New Brunswick
Living with parent(s)4 87 99 93 54 86 99 93 55
Married parents4 62 69 68 42 59 64 65 42
Common-law parents4 8 11 6 2 8 12 7 3
Lone parent4 17 19 19 10 19 23 22 10
Not living with any parent4 13 1 7 46 14 1 7 45
Living as spouse 6 0 2 24 6 0 2 21
Living as lone parent 1 0 1 5 1 0 1 4
Other living arrangements 6 1 4 18 7 1 4 20
All living arrangements 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Population (number in thousands) 189.1 92.5 50.4 46.2 175.4 83.8 47.6 43.9
Quebec
Living with parent(s)4 86 99 93 55 87 99 94 57
Married parents4 52 55 60 39 46 48 52 37
Common-law parents4 16 24 11 4 20 29 17 6
Lone parent4 19 21 22 13 21 22 24 14
Not living with any parent4 14 1 7 45 13 1 6 43
Living as spouse 6 0 2 22 6 0 2 21
Living as lone parent 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 2
Other living arrangements 7 1 4 20 7 1 4 20
All living arrangements 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Population (number in thousands) 1,859.5 916.3 459.7 483.5 1,818.8 875.9 473.5 469.4
Ontario
Living with parent(s)4 90 99 95 65 90 99 95 68
Married parents4 68 75 72 50 67 73 69 52
Common-law parents4 5 6 4 2 5 7 5 2
Lone parent4 17 18 19 12 18 19 20 14
Not living with any parent4 10 1 5 35 10 1 5 32
Living as spouse 4 0 1 16 4 0 1 14
Living as lone parent 1 0 1 3 1 0 1 3
Other living arrangements 5 1 3 16 5 1 3 16
All living arrangements 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Population (number in thousands) 3,037.1 1,563.6 763.2 710.3 3,157.3 1,538.1 827.9 791.3
Manitoba
Living with parent(s)4 85 98 90 50 85 98 91 53
Married parents4 63 71 68 39 60 67 66 40
Common-law parents4 5 7 4 1 6 8 5 2
Lone parent4 17 20 18 10 19 22 20 11
Not living with any parent4 15 2 10 50 15 2 9 47
Living as spouse 6 0 3 23 6 0 2 20
Living as lone parent 2 0 1 5 1 0 1 5
Other living arrangements 7 2 6 21 8 2 6 22
All living arrangements 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Population (number in thousands) 310.8 161.1 78.6 71.2 313.4 154.9 82.2 76.3
Saskatchewan
Living with parent(s)4 83 99 89 42 82 98 89 44
Married parents4 61 70 67 32 56 65 63 32
Common-law parents4 5 8 4 1 6 9 6 2
Lone parent4 17 21 17 8 19 24 21 10
Not living with any parent4 17 1 11 58 18 2 11 56
Living as spouse 6 0 2 25 6 0 3 23
Living as lone parent 2 0 2 6 2 0 2 5
Other living arrangements 9 1 7 27 10 2 7 28
All living arrangements 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Population (number in thousands) 286.9 145.2 77.1 64.6 269.6 129.1 74.3 66.1
Alberta
Living with parent(s)4 83 99 90 44 82 99 90 45
Married parents4 63 74 68 34 60 73 66 34
Common-law parents4 5 8 4 1 5 8 5 2
Lone parent4 15 17 17 9 16 18 19 10
Not living with any parent4 17 1 10 56 18 1 10 55
Living as spouse 7 0 2 25 7 0 3 24
Living as lone parent 1 0 1 3 1 0 1 2
Other living arrangements 9 1 7 29 10 1 7 29
All living arrangements 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Population (number in thousands) 859.1 428.6 219.7 210.9 908.1 424.9 235.7 247.5
British Columbia
Living with parent(s)4 87 99 92 56 86 99 92 58
Married parents4 63 71 67 43 62 71 65 43
Common-law parents4 5 7 4 1 6 8 5 2
Lone parent4 18 21 20 11 19 20 22 13
Not living with any parent4 13 1 8 44 14 1 8 42
Living as spouse 5 0 2 18 5 0 2 17
Living as lone parent 1 0 1 3 1 0 0 2
Other living arrangements 8 1 6 24 8 1 6 23
All living arrangements 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Population (number in thousands) 1,011.1 501.4 268.9 240.8 1,012.6 476.9 272.3 263.3
Yukon
Living with parent(s)4 85 97 90 46 85 98 88 53
Married parents4 48 52 52 31 47 54 51 28
Common-law parents4 14 18 12 4 13 17 10 10
Lone parent4 24 27 27 11 24 27 27 15
Not living with any parent4 15 3 10 54 15 2 12 47
Living as spouse 5 0 2 23 5 0 2 19
Living as lone parent 1 0 0 6 1 0 1 4
Other living arrangements 8 3 7 24 9 2 10 24
All living arrangements 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Population (number in thousands) 8.2 4.3 2.3 1.6 8.1 4.0 2.3 1.8
Northwest Territories
Living with parent(s)4 84 98 87 43 82 97 87 45
Married parents4 48 53 53 28 44 49 48 28
Common-law parents4 17 23 13 4 18 25 16 6
Lone parent4 20 23 21 11 20 23 22 10
Not living with any parent4 16 2 13 57 18 3 13 55
Living as spouse 7 0 3 29 7 0 3 25
Living as lone parent 2 0 3 7 2 0 3 6
Other living arrangements 7 2 7 21 9 3 7 24
All living arrangements 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Population (number in thousands) 12.7 7.1 2.9 2.6 13.3 6.7 3.5 3.1
Nunavut
Living with parent(s)4 82 98 80 33 83 98 81 42
Married parents4 45 52 50 21 43 47 46 26
Common-law parents4 18 25 12 3 20 29 15 6
Lone parent4 18 21 18 9 20 22 21 11
Not living with any parent4 18 2 20 67 17 2 18 58
Living as spouse 11 0 9 46 9 0 8 36
Living as lone parent 2 0 4 8 3 0 4 10
Other living arrangements 5 2 7 13 5 2 6 13
All living arrangements 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Population (number in thousands) 11.2 6.6 2.5 2.1 12.1 6.6 3.1 2.4
1. To ensure the confidentiality of responses collected for the census, a random rounding process is used to alter the values reported in individual cells. As a result, when these data are summed or grouped, the total value may not match the sum of the individual values, since the total and subtotals are independently and randomly rounded. However, apart from discrepancies due to simple rounding, the percentages are calculated to add up to 100%, as recommended by the census methodology group.
2. The total population includes non-permanent residents.
3. For the first time, the 2006 Census has information on same sex marriages. However, children living with same sex married parents are grouped together with those living with same sex common-law parents in CAPSS (a special software for census data extraction). For the 2006 Census data in this table, the category of children living with "common-law parents" includes those of opposite sex common-law, same sex common-law and same sex married parents. At the Canada level, only 0.6% of children aged 5 to 24 in this category lived with same sex common-law or married parents. For the 2001 Census data in this table, the category of children living with "commom-law parents" does not include children living with same sex married parents as legislation allowing same sex marriages came into effect in 2005.
4. As of 2001 Census, also refers to grandparent(s) when there are no parents present in the household.
Data source: 2001 and 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada.
Table source: Statistics Canada and Council of Ministers of Education, Canada. 2007. Education indicators in Canada: Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program. Catalogue no. 81-582-XIE. Ottawa.