Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Common-law status

Release date: May 3, 2017

Definition

'Common-law status' refers to whether the person is living with a person of the opposite sex or of the same sex as a couple but is not legally married to that person. All persons aged less than 15 are considered as not living common law.

Statistical unit(s)

Person

Classification(s)

Common-law status

Reported in

2016, 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991.

Reported for

Total population

Question number(s)

Direct variable: Question 5

Responses

Yes; No

Remarks

For more information, refer to the definition of marital status.

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