The portrait of the Canadian family appears to be changing. New data from the 2011 census released Wednesday, shows more Canadians are foregoing a traditional marriage in favour of a common law relationship. The number of common law partnerships increased by 13.9 percent between 2006 and 2011. That’s more than four times the growth of married couples, and for the first time, Stats Canada says there are more people living alone in Canada than there are couples with children. One-person households now make up 27.6 percent of all homes, a three-fold increase since 1961. The census data also shows Canada’s nests aren’t quite as empty as they’re supposed to be. The data reveals about 42 percent of young adults between the ages of 20 and 29 are living with their parents. That’s down slightly from 2006 levels, but still well above the 26.9 percent reported in 1981. Some boomerang kids are university grads still trying to find their way in the world while others are trying to regroup after a divorce or a job loss. Complete details, on the new data can be found by clicking here.