Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census
- In 2016, 12.3% of adults aged 15 and over living in private dwellings lived alone, 62.5% lived in a couple and 5.5% lived as a lone parent.
- 83.0% of persons living in a couple were married in 2016, while 17.0% were living common law.
- In 2016, the proportion of young adults aged 20 to 34 living with at least one parent was 33.4% compared to 35.4% in 2011.
- In 2016, there were 690 same-sex couples.
- In 2016, among couple census families 55.6% were families without children and 44.4% were families with children.
Proportion of households by household type, Newfoundland and Labrador, 2001 to 2016
|Household type||2001 (%)||2006 (%)||2011 (%)||2016 (%)|
|One-census-family households without additional persons||72.9||71.0||68.7||66.9|
|A couple census family without children||25.9||28.8||31.0||32.3|
|A couple census family with children||37.6||32.6||28.5||25.8|
|A lone-parent census family||9.5||9.5||9.1||8.8|
|Other census-family households||3.3||3.1||3.2||2.9|
|Non-census-family households of two or more persons||2.4||2.7||3.3||3.4|
Marital status, Newfoundland and Labrador, 2016
In Newfoundland and Labrador, 62.2% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (51.8%) or living with a common-law partner (10.4%).
The remaining 37.7% were not married and not living with a common-law partner, including those who were single (never-married), separated, divorced or widowed.
Note: Percentages may not total 100 percent due to random rounding.
Statistics Canada. 2017. Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-404-X2016001. Ottawa, Ontario. Data products, 2016 Census.