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2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1976, 1971
Census families in private households
Derived variable: Questions 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 (The question on Common-law status – Question 5 in 2006 – was first asked in the 1991 Census.)
As of 2001, the term 'couple families' will be used when referring inclusively to families of married couples and families of common-law couples. In censuses prior to 1991, the term 'husband-wife families' used in census products covered both the families of married couples and those of opposite-sex common-law couples. Data on opposite-sex common-law couples have been available only since 1981.