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Topic-based tabulation: Mobility Status 5 Years Ago (9), Legal Marital Status (6), Common-law Status (3), Age Groups (16) and Sex (3) for Population 5 Years and Over, for Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2001 Census - 20% Sample Data
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|Release date:||December 10, 2002|
|Topic:||Canadians on the Move|
Special Note: Impact of Municipal Restructuring
The boundaries and names of municipalities (census subdivisions) can change from one census to the next because of annexations, dissolutions and incorporations. However, since the 1996 Census, the changes are more numerous and more dramatic, especially in the provinces of Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia. In general, data from the 2001 Census are available for fewer and larger census subdivisions, and historical analyses are more complex. To bridge the impact of these municipal changes on data dissemination, the 2001 Census is producing a profile for dissolved census subdivisions. For additional information concerning the 2001 Census products, please refer to the 2001 Census Catalogue, Catalogue Number 92-377-XIE. For additional information about the census subdivisions, please refer to the 2001 Census Dictionary, Catalogue Number 92-378-XIE or 92-378-XPE.
Special Note: Migration Data for Small Geographic Areas
Estimates of internal migration may be less accurate for small geographic areas, areas with a place name which is duplicated elsewhere, and for some Census Subdivisions (CSD) where previous residents may have provided the name of the Census Metropolitan Area or Census Agglomeration instead of the specific name of the component CSD from which they migrated.
For additional information, please refer to the 2001 Census Dictionary, Catalogue Number 92-378-XIE or 92-378-XPE.
Special Note: Mobility Status (5 Years Ago) Subuniverse
The 'Mobility Status (5 Years Ago)' subuniverse includes persons 5 years of age and over residing in Canada, excluding institutional residents and Canadians (military and government personnel) in households outside Canada. For additional information, please refer to the 2001 Census Dictionary, Catalogue Number 92-378-XIE or 92-378-XPE.
Special Note: Nunavut (1)
A new territory called Nunavut came into effect on April 1, 1999. For additional information, please refer to the 2001 Census Dictionary, Catalogue Number 92-378-XIE or 92-378-XPE.
|Mobility Status 5 Years Ago (9)||Legal Marital Status (6)|
|Total - Legal marital status||Never married (single)||Legally married (and not separated)||Separated, but still legally married||Divorced||Widowed|
|Total - Mobility status 5 years agoFootnote 2||27,932,585||12,044,880||11,956,520||722,785||1,832,915||1,375,495|
- Footnote 1
Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.
- Footnote 2
Refers to the relationship between a person's usual place of residence on Census Day and his or her usual place of residence five years earlier. A person is classified as a non-mover if no difference exists. Otherwise, a person is classified as a mover and this categorization is called Mobility Status (5 Years Ago). Within the movers category, a further distinction is made between non-migrants and migrants; this difference is called migration status.
Non-movers are persons who, on Census Day, were living at the same address as the one at which they resided five years earlier.
Movers are persons who, on Census Day, were living at a different address than the one at which they resided five years earlier.
Non-migrants are movers who, on Census Day, were living at a different address, but in the same census subdivision (CSD) as the one they lived in five years earlier.
Migrants are movers who, on Census Day, were residing in a different CSD five years earlier (internal migrants) or who were living outside Canada five years earlier (external migrants).
Intraprovincial migrants are movers who, on Census Day, were living in a different census subdivision than the one in which they resided five years earlier, in the same province.
Interprovincial migrants are movers who, on Census Day, were living in a different census subdivision than the one in which they resided five years earlier, in a different province.
Source: Statistics Canada, 2001 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97F0008XCB2001002.
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