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Child Health Report-2002

Arrow BulletChild Health Report 2002 - Family and Community

This section of the report describes the condition in which children grow and develop.



Family and Community

  • In 1996, 61% of families in Peel were comprised of married or common-law couples with children living at home.
  • Lone parent families, headed mostly by females, accounted for 13% of census families living in Peel.
  • The proportion of lone parent families increased from 11 % to 13 % between 1991 and 1996.
  • While families in Peel generally enjoy a high standard of living, there is still a high proportion of families with children under 18 years (who live at home) who live in poverty.
  • In 1996, 13% of married or common-law couples with children under 18 years live were classified as low-income.
  • In 1996, 51% of lone parent families with children under 18 years were classified as low-income.
  • English is the language most often spoken in homes in Peel (80%).
  • In 1996, 3% of Peel's population spoke neither English nor French, an increase from 2.4% in 1991.
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