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Topic-based tabulation: Legal Marital Status (6), Common-law Status (3), Age Groups (17) and Sex (3) for the Population 15 Years and Over of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2006 Census - 100% Data

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Catalogue number:97-552-XCB2006009
Release date:September 12, 2007
Topic:Marital status
Data dimensions:

Note

Note: Impact of municipal restructuring

The boundaries and names of municipalities (census subdivisions) can change from one census to the next because of annexations, dissolutions and incorporations. To bridge the impact of these municipal changes on data dissemination, the 2006 Census team is producing a profile for dissolved census subdivisions. For additional information, please refer to the 2006 Census Dictionary, catalogue number 92-566-XWE or 92-566-XPE.

Note: Population universe

The population universe of the 2006 Census includes the following groups:
- Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants with a usual place of residence in Canada;
- Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants who are abroad, either on a military base or attached to a diplomatic mission;
- Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants at sea or in port aboard merchant vessels under Canadian registry;
- persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who are claiming refugee status and members of their families living with them;
- persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who hold Study Permits and members of their families living with them;
- persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who hold Work Permits and members of their families living with them.

For census purposes, the last three groups in this list are referred to as 'non-permanent residents'. For further information, refer to the variable Immigration: Non-permanent resident found in the 2006 Census Dictionary, catalogue number 92-566-XWE or 92-566-XPE.

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This table details legal marital status , common-law status , age groups and sex for the population 15 years and over in CanadaFootnote 1
Legal marital status (6) Common-law status (3)
Total - Common-law status Not in a common-law relationship In a common-law relationship
Total - Legal marital status 26,033,060 23,301,420 2,731,635
Never legally married (single) 9,087,030 7,187,135 1,899,895
Legally married (and not separated)Footnote 2 12,470,400 12,470,400 0
Separated, but still legally married 775,425 645,235 130,190
Divorced 2,087,390 1,460,285 627,095
Widowed 1,612,815 1,538,370 74,450

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.

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Footnote 2

In 2006, this category includes spouses in same-sex marriages.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97-552-XCB2006009.

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