Percentage of all Canadian families who have children aged 0 to 4, by province and territory, Canada, 2011

Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-312-X2011024. -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.