Family Unit - Statistics in Niagara

Single Mother Families

In Niagara, 21.9% of families with children at home are single mother families compared to 20.0% in Ontario.

The municipalities with the largest per cent of single mother families among families with children in the home in Niagara are:

  • Niagara Falls: 25.5%
  • Fort Erie: 25.1%
  • and Port Colborne: 24.7%

The lowest in the region are:

  • Wainfleet: 7.8%
  • West Lincoln: 10.6%
  • Lincoln: 12.6%

Single Father Families

In Niagara, 5.4% of families with children at home are single father families compared to 4.5% in Ontario.

The municipalities having the largest per cent of single father families among families with children in the home in Niagara are:

  • Niagara Falls: 6.4%
  • Port Colborne: 6.4%
  • and Thorold: 5.8%

The lowest in the region are:

  • Niagara-on-the-Lake: 2.6%
  • Pelham: 3.1%

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