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Topic-based tabulation: Mobility Status 1 Year Ago (9), Legal Marital Status (6), Common-law Status (3), Age Groups (17B) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 1 Year 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-XCB2006009
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 (1 year ago) universe

The 'Mobility status (1 year ago)' universe includes persons 1 year 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 1 year ago , legal marital status , common-law status , age groups and sex for the population aged 1 year and over in CanadaFootnote 1
Mobility status 1 year 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 1 year agoFootnote 3 30,897,210 14,199,615 12,412,585 765,965 2,066,960 1,452,080
Non-movers 26,534,115 11,631,550 11,204,740 585,560 1,771,865 1,340,395
Movers 4,363,095 2,568,060 1,207,840 180,410 295,095 111,685
Non-migrants 2,554,260 1,535,800 653,755 115,955 181,640 67,110
Migrants 1,808,830 1,032,265 554,085 64,450 113,460 44,575
Internal migrants 1,511,305 881,600 423,810 59,575 106,585 39,730
Intraprovincial migrants 1,221,560 706,840 340,550 50,655 89,565 33,945
Interprovincial migrants 289,745 174,760 83,260 8,915 17,015 5,785
External migrants 297,530 150,665 130,270 4,875 6,875 4,845

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 one year 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 (1 year ago). Within the category of movers, 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 one year earlier.

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

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

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

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

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97-556-XCB2006009.

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