Category Archives: Stats Canada

An increasingly diverse linguistic landscape: Highlights from the 2016 Census

Statistics Canada has released its study of the diverse linguistic landscape in Canada.  The study found that, “Linguistic diversity is on the rise in Canada. Close to 7.6 million Canadians reported speaking a language other than English or French at … Continue reading

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Families, households and marital status: Key results from the 2016 Census — Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada has released its study of Canadian families, households, and marital status and the results reveal a dramatic shift in the makeup of Canadian family. The 2016 Census data show that, today, proportionally fewer households are composed of a ‘mom, … Continue reading

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Mixed Unions on the Increase in Canada

Statistics Canada has released information (June 17, 2014) that reveals “more people are forming a conjugal union with someone from a different ethnocultural background.”  Mixed unions have increased from 2.6% in 1991 to 3.1% in 2001 to 4.6% in 2011. … Continue reading

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The Canadian Population is Predominately Urban

According to Statistics Canada (Feb. 26, 2014), approximately seventy (69.7%) percent of the Canadian population lives in a census metropolitan area (CMA).  That means 24,517,700 people called “city” home.  Canada’s three largest CMAs together (Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver) were home … Continue reading

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Stats Canada Releases 2011 Family Findings

Stats Canada reports that “families and living arrangements of Canadians underwent further change and diversification during the past five years.” Some highlights of the report include: Married couples “accounted for 67% of the all census families in 2011, down from, … Continue reading

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