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Topic-based tabulation: Mobility Status 5 Years Ago (9), Legal Marital Status (6), Common-law Status (3), Age Groups (16) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 5 Years and Over of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data

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Catalogue number:97-556-XCB2006007
Release date:December 4, 2007
Topic:Mobility and migration
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Note

Note: Migration data for small geographic areas

Estimates of internal migration may be less accurate for small geographic areas, areas with a place name that is duplicated elsewhere, and for some census subdivisions (CSDs) where residents may have provided the name of the census metropolitan area or census agglomeration instead of the specific name of the component CSD from which they migrated.

To improve the accuracy of the 2006 Census data, postal codes are used to pinpoint the exact CSD of the previous residence.

For additional information, please refer to the 2006 Census Dictionary, catalogue number 92-566-XWE or 92-566-XPE.


Note: Mobility status (5 years ago) universe

The 'Mobility status (5 years ago)' universe includes persons 5 years of age and over residing in Canada, excluding institutional residents and Canadians (military and government personnel of Canada) in households outside Canada. For additional information, please refer to the 2006 Census Dictionary, Catalogue number 92-566-XWE or 92-566-XPE.


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This table details mobility status 5 years ago , legal marital status , common-law status , age groups and sex for the population aged 5 years and over in CanadaFootnote 1
Mobility status 5 years ago (9) Legal marital status (6)
Total - Legal marital status Never legally married (single) Legally married (and not separated)Footnote 2 Separated, but still legally married Divorced Widowed
Total - Mobility status 5 years agoFootnote 3 29,544,485 12,846,885 12,412,585 765,970 2,066,960 1,452,080
Non-movers 17,457,170 6,766,450 8,152,025 328,705 1,132,615 1,077,370
Movers 12,087,315 6,080,435 4,260,560 437,265 934,350 374,705
Non-migrants 6,507,905 3,347,540 2,127,960 260,205 550,110 222,085
Migrants 5,579,410 2,732,900 2,132,600 177,060 384,235 152,620
Internal migrants 4,419,375 2,233,845 1,545,575 154,540 351,320 134,090
Intraprovincial migrants 3,566,790 1,785,185 1,247,745 126,850 293,125 113,885
Interprovincial migrants 852,580 448,665 297,830 27,695 58,195 20,200
External migrants 1,160,035 499,050 587,025 22,515 32,920 18,530

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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Footnote 3

Refers to the relationship between a person's usual place of residence on Census Day and his or her usual place of residence five years earlier. A person is classified as a non-mover if no difference exists. Otherwise, a person is classified as a mover and this categorization is called Mobility status (5 years ago). Within the movers category, a further distinction is made between non-migrants and migrants; this difference is called migration status.

Non-movers are persons who, on Census Day, were living at the same address as the one at which they resided five years earlier.

Movers are persons who, on Census Day, were living at a different address from the one at which they resided five years earlier.

Non-migrants are movers who, on Census Day, were living at a different address, but in the same census subdivision (CSD) as the one they lived in five years earlier.

Migrants are movers who, on Census Day, were residing in a different CSD five years earlier (internal migrants) or who were living outside Canada five years earlier (external migrants).

Intraprovincial migrants are movers who, on Census Day, were living in a different census subdivision from the one in which they resided five years earlier, in the same province.
Interprovincial migrants are movers who, on Census Day, were living in a different census subdivision from the one in which they resided five years earlier, in a different province.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97-556-XCB2006007.

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