Familes with Children at Home, by Family Type

Statistics last updated April 29, 2013.

Number of Children at Home by Family Type, Nova Scotia - 2001, 2006, 2011

Key Points

  • In Nova Scotia, two parent families tend to have more total children at home.
  • Since 2001, the total number of children at home in two parent families has been decreasing and the total number of children at home in lone-parent families has been increasing.
Number of Children at Home by Family Type, Nova Scotia - 2001, 2006, 2011
Census Year Number of children Total couple families Total lone-parent families
2001 1 child 47,920 27,770
2 children 49,000 12,100
3+ children 20,660 4,270
Total children at home 11,7575 44,140
2006 1 child 47,420 28,850
2 children 44,805 12,170
3+ children 17,710 42,65
Total children at home 109,940 45,290
2011 1 child 45,775 29,265
2 children 40,840 12,815
3+ children 15,485 4,655
Total children at home 102,095 46,730
Source
Statistics Canada, Presence of Children (5), Number of Children at Home (8) and Census Family Structure (7) for the Census Families in Private Households, 98-312-X2011019

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