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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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 27,869,340 24,726,815 3,142,530
Single (never legally married) 10,071,335 7,816,050 2,255,285
Married (and not separated) 12,941,960 12,941,965 0
Separated, but still legally married 826,440 698,245 128,195
Divorced 2,365,770 1,686,035 679,735
Widowed 1,663,830 1,584,530 79,305

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Footnote(s)

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-XCB2011041.

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