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Census 2011: The modern Canadian families

Last Updated: Sept. 18, 2012

Statistics Canada's third tranche of data from the 2011 census — this one focused on families and their living arrangements — makes it clear that in this country, "family" can mean almost anything at all.

Married couples are in a long-term decline, single parenting has risen persistently, and families have gradually shrunk. Learn more through the charts below.

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