2011 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations

Topic-based tabulation: 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

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General information

Catalogue number :
Release date :
September 19, 2012
Topic :
Families, households and marital status
Variables :
  1. Geography Geographic Index
  2. Census year (2)
  3. Sex (3)
  4. Age groups (17)
  5. Legal marital status (6)
  6. Common-law status (3)


Note: Population universe

The population universe (target population) of the 2011 Census includes the following groups: Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants (permanent residents) who: 1) have a usual place of residence in Canada; 2) are abroad either on a military base or attached to a diplomatic mission; or 3) are at sea or in port aboard merchant vessels under Canadian registry or Canadian government vessels. Since 1991, the target population also includes persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who are claiming refugee status, who hold study permits, or who hold work permits, plus family members living with them; for census purposes, this group is referred to as non-permanent residents. The population universe does not include foreign residents.

Note: Historical comparison of census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations, 2006 and 2011

A few census metropolitan areas (CMAs) and census agglomerations (CAs) had different geographical boundaries in 2011 compared to 2006. In order to facilitate data comparisons, the 2006 CMA and CA data have been adjusted to reflect as closely as possible the 2011 CMA and CA boundaries. Therefore, the 2006 Census data should be used with caution. For additional information, please refer to the 2011 Census Dictionary, catalogue number 98-301-X.

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