The latest release from Statistics Canada gives a peek inside what the average household in Canada, and Weyburn, looks like. The numbers are from the 2016 Census.
Here in the Opportunity City, the average household has 2.3 people and the average family 2.9 people. A trend in Weyburn, though, is for people living on their own.
More than 32 per cent of all households in the census last year were people living on their own. This is above the national and provincial average of 28 per cent.
Another trend in Weyburn which was above the national numbers was the number of couples without children. In total, 52 per cent of all couples had no children in the house, which was off from the national number of 49 per cent.
The release also looked at languages spoken in the home.
In Weyburn, English is the predominant language spoken in the home, although there are a few other languages which are growing rapidly. Along with the rest of Canada, Tagalog is spoken in more homes compared to the 2011 Census. Aside from the official languages, it is the most spoken language in Weyburn, followed by Gujarati, Urdu, Hindi, and Ukrainian.
The next release from the 2016 Census will be September 13th and will look at income in the country.