What Are the Facts About Muslim Women in Canada?

Source: CCMW Publications, Canadian Muslim Women, A Decade of Change 2001 – 2011.

The population of Canadian Muslim women has reached 513,380  in 2011, according to the National Household Survey  (NHS), up from 276,075 in 2001.

Muslim females are 48.7% of total Muslim population, 3.1% of all females in Canada.

In university education, Muslim women are leaders among faith communities. There are enough doctorate degree holders (3,640) to staff the academic faculty of a university.

In 2010, the median income of Muslim females was  $15,763, more than a third less than the median income of $24,606 of all women in Canada.

There were 31,825 lone or single parent families headed by a woman, a family form that defies both the extended family system and the traditional Muslim family model in which there is a full time homemaker and a male breadwinner.

2.5 million Muslim women are eligible to vote in the next federal election.