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 and Forward Sortation Areas, 2011 Census ©

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This table details legal marital status , common-law status , age groups and sex for the population 15 years and over in CanadaFootnote 1
Legal marital status (6) Common-law status (3)
Total - Common-law statusFootnote 2 Not living common law Living common law
Total - Legal marital status 27,869,345 24,726,820 3,142,525
Single (never legally married) 10,071,335 7,816,045 2,255,290
Married (and not separated) 12,941,965 12,941,965 0
Separated, but still legally married 826,440 698,245 128,200
Divorced 2,365,765 1,686,030 679,735
Widowed 1,663,835 1,584,525 79,305


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Footnote 1

Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.

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Footnote 2

Common-law refers to two people living together as a couple but not legally married to each other.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-312-XCB2011042.

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