Table 3
Distribution (number and percentage) and percentage change of couple families by opposite-sex or same-sex status, Canada, 2001 to 2011

Table 3
Distribution (number and percentage) and percentage change of couple families by opposite-sex or same-sex status, Canada, 2001 to 2011 
Table summary
This table displays the results of distribution (number and percentage) and percentage change of couple families by opposite-sex or same-sex status. The information is grouped by couple family (appearing as row headers), 2001, 2006, 2011 and percentage change 2006 to 2011 , calculated using number and percentage units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Couple family 2001 2006 2011 Percentage
change
2006 to 2011
number percentage number percentage number percentage
All couples 7,059,830 100.0 7,482,775 100.0 7,861,860 100.0 5.1
Opposite-sex couples 7,025,630 99.5 7,437,430 99.4 7,797,280 99.2 4.8
Married 5,901,425 83.6 6,098,445 81.5 6,272,935 79.8 2.9
Common-law 1,124,200 15.9 1,338,980 17.9 1,524,345 19.4 13.8
Same-sex couples 34,200 0.5 45,345 0.6 64,575 0.8 42.4
MarriedFootnote 1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 7,465 0.1 21,015 0.3 181.5
Common-law 34,200 0.5 37,885 0.5 43,560 0.6 15.0

Symbol

... not applicable

Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 2001 to 2011.

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