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Single Adult Households
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No. of households
No of one-person households
One Person Households (%)
No. of census families
Count of lone-parent families
Lone (Single) Parent Households (%)
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Huron 24195 6815 28.2% 17090 1880 11% 2016
Perth 30710 8530 27.8% 21690 2830 13% 2016



This indicator shows the different types of households in our communities and how common they are.

Data Source

Statistics Canada Census.

Measurement and Limitations

Every five years Statistics Canada carries out a census of the people of Canada. On May 10, 2016 a census was performed. All Canadian citizens and landed immigrants with a usual place of residence in Canada were counted. As well, non-permanent residents were counted. This includes: refugee claimants and their family living in Canada, as well as, permit holders (work or study permits) and members of their family living with them.

See: Census page

Patterns and Trends

The proportion of households occupied by single-parent families in Huron and Perth in typical for Ontario.

The proportion of households occupied by a single person is on the rise and is now the most common configuration - more than couples with children and couples without children at home.

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