Visit the main CICH web site »

Contextual Module

Children and Youth in Canada - The Context of their Lives (module table of contents)

Section 2: Family Life (section table of contents)

Although married couples remain the most common Census family with children under the age of 15, findings from the 2006 Census suggest a shifting distribution among Census family structures. In 2006, married families with children under 15 accounted for 66% of all families with children under 15, down from 69% in 2001. The proportion of common-law families with children under 15 rose to 15% from 13%.

Be part of the Profile network

To receive updates on new content, events, resources and much more.

Share us with your social network
CICH Profile

This page is only one section of the CICH Profile. For more interesting data
on children and youth visit