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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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|Release date:||December 4, 2007|
|Topic:||Mobility and migration|
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.
|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|
- Footnote 1
Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.
- Footnote 2
In 2006, this category includes spouses in same-sex marriages.
- 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.
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97-556-XCB2006007.
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