The answer is No.
This passage contains both direct borrowings and information lifted from the original source. Although the information appears to be "factual" (not, for instance, an opinion or theory), it cannot be taken as "common knowledge" because it represents findings of specific research, namely the Canadian Census. Claims such as "the proportion of 'traditional' families continues to decline" must be supported by a specific source.
Although the second sentence compresses the Census findings from the Statistics Canada report, it appears as if the information is the writer's own material.Return to tutorial