Census families, number and average size

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Census families, number and average size
  All families Husband-wife families Lone-parent families
  Number thousands Average size Number thousands Average size Number thousands Average size
1971 5,042.6 3.7 4,566.3 3.8 476.3 3.1
1976 5,714.5 3.5 5,156.7 3.5 557.9 2.9
1981 6,309.2 3.3 5,597.2 3.3 712.0 2.7
1986 6,864.2 3.1 5,995.0 3.2 869.2 2.6
1991 7,482.1 3.1 6,511.8 3.1 970.3 2.6
1992 7,580.7 3.1 6,574.4 3.1 1,006.3 2.6
1993 7,679.3 3.1 6,636.3 3.1 1,043.0 2.6
1994 7,777.9 3.1 6,697.7 3.1 1,080.2 2.6
1995 7,876.4 3.1 6,758.4 3.1 1,118.1 2.6
1996 7,975.0 3.1 6,818.5 3.1 1,156.5 2.6
1997 8,076.3 3.0 6,885.6 3.1 1,190.7 2.5
1998 8,177.6 3.0 6,952.2 3.1 1,225.4 2.5
1999 8,278.8 3.0 7,018.3 3.1 1,260.5 2.5
2000 8,380.1 3.0 7,083.9 3.1 1,296.2 2.5
2001 8,481.4 3.0 7,149.1 3.1 1,332.3 2.5
2002 8,566.0 3.0 7,220.7 3.1 1,345.3 2.5
2003 8,629.0 3.0 7,273.9 3.1 1,355.1 2.5
2004 8,704.1 3.0 7,337.3 3.1 1,366.8 2.5
2005 8,779.4 3.0 7,401.0 3.1 1,378.4 2.5
2006 8,859.1 3.0 7,468.5 3.1 1,390.7 2.5

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