With 2017 marking Canada's 150 birthday, Statistics Canada is highlighting how Canadians' lives at home have evolved since Confederation.
By contrast, the ratio of couples with children fell from 31.5% of all households in 2001 to 26.5% in 2016.
"The data provide a portrait of a country where diverse living arrangements have replaced the family models of the past", said the governmental agency. But "one-person households accounted for 28.2 percent of all households in 2016 - the highest share since Confederation in 1867". Statistics Canada counted 28,030 foster children aged 14 and under in Canada in 2016. And an equal proportion of households are made up of couples with no kids as couples with children. The percentage of common-law unions is up to 21.3%, a dramatic shift from 1981 when just 6.3% of couples were unmarried. Between 2001 and 2016, the proportion of young women living with one or both parents rose twice as quickly as the proportion of young men choosing the same.
For the first time in our history, more of us live alone than in traditional families.
This mirrored the national trend, which saw a drop from 32 to 27 per cent over the same time period.
In terms of marital status, data shows that 345,335 residents are married or in common law relationships, with 319,385 married couples and 25,950 common law couples. An aging population and higher life expectancy have also contributed to the rise in one-person households - there are more seniors living alone compared to other age groups.
During that same period, the number of young people living with families of their own dwindled to 41.9 per cent, down from 49.1 per cent.
The share of one-person households increased the most in the Atlantic provinces compared to the rest of the country during the past 15 years, the latest census data from Statistics Canada shows.
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Single-person households were also the most common type of household in Canada in 2016.
In the US, 27.3% of all households are those living alone, 28.5% in the United Kingdom, 34.5% in Japan, and 41.1% in Germany. One-third of them were "married". In general, cities with a higher-than-average proportion of young adults living with parents are found in the Greater Toronto Area and B.C.'s Lower Mainland.
Trends in the share of couples living with or without children also reflect the growing diversity of households and families in Canada. As a result, the percentage of couples living with at least one child fell from 56.7 percent in 2001 to 51.1 percent in 2016. And about 12 per cent of those same-sex couples were parents in 2016, up from 8 per cent in 2001, with biological, step- and adopted children comprising their families.
The proportion of couples living with children has been decreasing for some time. The aging population has also played a role, experts say. That is significantly more than in the US, where just 5.9% of couples decided not to tie the knot in 2010, but well below the percentage in Sweden at 29%. Instead 14 per cent of people reported that they are living common law, compared to 11 per cent in 2011.
Nova Scotia led the pack with 85,275 common law couples a year ago, up from 77,075.
The baby boomers who fuelled such population growth in the 20th century are empty nesters in the 21st.
MULTIGENERATIONAL households are the fastest growing type of household.
Multi-generational households, in which at least three generations of the same family live together, were most common in Metro Vancouver, especially in Surrey and Abbotsford.
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