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Families and Children, 2001 Census

Children Living at Home by Age

  Peel Region Brampton Caledon Mississauga
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total number of children at home 379,945 100.0% 127,290 100.0% 19,050 100.0% 233,605 100.0%
Under six years of age 83,030 21.9% 29,620 23.3% 4,445 23.3% 48,960 21.0%
6 to 14 years 133,785 35.2% 45,240 35.5% 7,110 37.3% 81,430 34.9%
15 to 17 years 41,800 11.0% 13,665 10.7% 2120 11.1% 26,010 11.1%
18 to 24 years 77,410 20.4% 25,205 19.8% 3575 18.8% 48,635 20.8%
25 years and over 43,930 11.6% 13,565 10.7% 1795 9.4% 28,570 12.2%

  Peel Region Brampton Caledon Mississauga
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total couple families 236,140 100.00% 76,890 100.00% 13,330 100.00% 145,920 100.00%
Total families of married couples
217,290 92.02% 69,965 90.99% 12,230 91.75% 135,095 92.58%
Total without children at home
62,760 28.88% 19,880 28.41% 3,995 29.97% 38,885 28.78%
Total with children at home
154,530 71.12% 50,085 71.59% 8,230 67.29% 96,215 71.22%
1 Child
50,350 23.17% 16,090 23.00% 2,675 21.87% 31,585 23.38%
2 Children
70,660 32.52% 22,625 32.34% 3,770 30.83% 44,265 32.77%
3+ Children
33,515 15.42% 11,370 16.25% 1,785 14.60% 20,360 15.07%
Total families of common law couples 18,850 7.98% 6,925 9.01% 1,105 8.29% 10,825 7.42%
without children at home
10,205 54.14% 3,555 51.34% 650 58.82% 6,005 55.47%
with children at home
8,645 45.86% 3,370 48.66% 455 41.18% 4,820 44.53%
1 Child
4,090 21.70% 1,560 22.53% 215 19.46% 2,310 21.34%
2 Children
3,135 16.63% 1,185 17.11% 160 14.48% 1,795 16.58%
3+ Children
1,425 7.56% 630 9.10% 75 6.79% 715 6.61%
Total lone - parent families 39,945 100.00% 13,925 100.00% 1,375 100.00% 24,645 100.00%
Male parent
7,205 18.04% 2810 20.18% 300 21.82% 4,100 16.64%
1 Child
4,360 60.51% 1760 62.63% 205 68.33% 2,400 58.54%
2 Children
2,210 30.67% 800 28.47% 90 30.00% 1,315 32.07%
3+ Children
635 8.81% 245 8.72% 10 3.33% 380 9.27%
Female Parent
32,740 81.96% 11115 79.82% 1,080 78.55% 20,545 83.36%
1 Child
18,585 56.77% 5885 52.95% 565 52.31% 12,140 59.09%
2 Children
10,095 30.83% 3620 32.57% 350 32.41% 6,120 29.79%
3+ Children
4,055 12.39% 1610 14.48% 165 15.28% 2,285 11.12%
* Source: Statistics Canada, 2001 Census

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