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Families and Children, 1996 Census

  Peel Region Brampton Caledon Mississauga
  Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total husband-wife families 202,765 100.0 63,285 100.0 10,485 100.0 129,000 100.0
Total families of married couples 188,210 92.82 58,235 92.02 9,790 93.37 120,190 93.17
Total without children at home 53,700 28.53 16,115 27.67 3,225 32.94 34,360 28.59
Total with children at home 134,515 71.47 42,120 72.33 6,565 67.06 85,825 71.41
1 child 44,060 32.75 13,495 32.04 1,990 30.31 28,575 33.29
2 children 61,670 45.85 19,110 45.37 3,065 46.69 39,490 46.01
3+ children 28,785 21.40 9,515 22.59 1,505 22.92 17,760 20.69
Total families of common-law couples 14,555 7.18 5,045 7.97 695 6.63 8,815 6.83
Total without children at home 8,135 55.89 2,610 51.73 355 51.08 5,165 58.59
Total with children at home 6,420 44.11 2,435 48.27 340 48.92 3,645 41.35
1 child 3,330 51.87 1,215 49.90 170 50.00 1,940 53.22
2 children 2,285 35.59 910 37.37 125 36.76 1,250 34.29
3+ children 810 12.62 310 12.73 45 13.24 455 12.48

  Peel Region Brampton Caledon Mississauga
  Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total lone-parent families 30,250   9,685   880   19,685  
Male parent 5,095 16.84 1,675 17.29 175 19.89 3,245 16.48
1 child 3,130 61.43 990 59.10 95 54.29 2,045 63.02
2 children 1,425 27.97 495 29.55 40 22.86 890 27.43
3+ children 540 10.60 195 11.64 35 20.00 310 9.55
Female parent 25,155 83.16 8,005 82.65 710 80.68 16,445 83.54
1 child 13,410 53.31 4,070 50.84 365 51.41 8,980 54.61
2 children 8,335 33.13 2,740 34.23 250 35.21 5,335 32.44
3+ children 3,410 13.56 1,195 14.93 90 12.68 2,120 12.89

* Source: Statistics Canada, 1996 Census

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