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The Daily Wednesday, July 13, 2022

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July 13, 2022

Home alone: More persons living solo than ever before, but roomies the fastest growing household type

In Canada, 4.4 million people lived alone in 2021, representing 15% of adults aged 15 and older in private households—the highest share on record. Following a long period of growth, the share of young adults living with their parents was unchanged from 2016 to 2021 (35%).

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State of the union: Canada leads the G7 with nearly one-quarter of couples living common law, driven by Quebec

Among Canada’s 8.6 million couples in 2021, 32,210 included at least one transgender or non-binary person, while 95,435 were same-gender (cisgender) couples. Population aging and decreasing fertility have resulted in fewer couples living with children. Among G7 countries, Canada had the highest share of couples that were living common law (23%).

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On guard for thee: serving in the Canadian Armed Forces

For the first time in 50 years, Statistics Canada asked Canadians about their military service on the 2021 Census of Population. According to new data from the census, there were 97,625 Canadians counted as serving in the Canadian Armed Forces and 461,240 Veterans in spring 2021.

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Pandemic benefits cushion losses for low income earners and narrow income inequality – after-tax income grows across Canada except in Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador

Fewer Canadians received employment income during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, losses in employment income were offset by pandemic-related benefits. Median after-tax income of households was $73,000 in 2020, up 9.8% compared with five years earlier. Income inequality and the share of Canadians in a low-income situation also decreased.

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