Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-312-X2011024. http://census.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/tbt-tt/Rp-eng.cfm?LANG=E&APATH=5&DETAIL=0&DIM=0&FL=A&FREE=0&GC=2478015&GID=0&GK=3&GRP=0&PID=102075&PRID=0&PTYPE=101955&S=0&SHOWALL=0&SUB=0&Temporal=2011&THEME=89&VID=0&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF= -accessed March 19, 2017.
In 2011 there were 1,856,475 families in Canada who had children aged 0 to 4 years, representing 18.5% of all Canadian families.
That proportion varies by province and territory with over 26% of families in Nunavut having children under five and 22% of families in Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Northwest Territories having children under 5 years of age.