2011 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations
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 Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2006 and 2011 Censuses
About this variable: Legal marital status (6)
Legal marital status
Part A - Short definition
Refers to the marital status of the person under the law, excluding common-law status.
Part B - Detailed definition
Refers to the marital status of the person under the law, excluding common-law status. Married spouses may be of opposite sex or of the same sex. The classification is as follows:
Single (never legally married): A person who has never married or a person whose marriage has been annulled and who has not remarried.
Married (and not separated): A person who is married and has neither separated nor divorced, and whose spouse is living.
Separated: A person who is married but who is no longer living with his/her spouse (for any reason other than illness, work or school) and who has not obtained a divorce.
Divorced: A person who has obtained a legal divorce and who has not remarried.
Widowed: A person who has lost his/her spouse through death and who has not remarried.
- Total - Legal marital status
- Single (never legally married)
- Married (and not separated)
- Separated, but still legally married
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