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New census data breaks down how families in North Bay have changed since 2011

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Stats Canada has released new census data showing living trends, marital status and family breakdowns in North Bay. Between 2011 and 2016, the population in the city dropped by 3.9% but the new statistics show during that time the number of people in common-law relationships increased from 5,030 to 5,260. There are also more total divorced people in North Bay than there were five years ago, with the number jumping from 2,910 people to 3,025.

The total number of census families in private households meanwhile, has dropped from 15,135 in 2011 to 14,605 in 2016. The total number of single-parent families has not seen the same decrease actually increasing by five families since 2011.

As far as kids are concerned, more than half of the 11,745 couple families listed in 2016 didn’t have any kids which was similar to 2011. 2,195 families had one, 2,085 had two, and 805 had three or more. The number of people living on their own increase nationwide, but locally the numbers didn’t increase much at all. In 2011, 7,200 people lived alone, and in 2016, 7,225 were considered to be part of one-person households.

All of the census data for North Bay can be found here: http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=3548044&Geo2=PR&Code2=35&Data=Count&SearchText=North%20Bay&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&TABID=1

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