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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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Catalogue number:97F0008XCB2001002
Release date:December 10, 2002
Topic:Canadians on the Move
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Note

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.

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This table details mobility status 5 years ago , legal marital status , common-law status , age groups and sex for population 5 years and over in CanadaFootnote 1
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
Non-movers 16,222,260 6,207,980 7,802,165 278,980 901,070 1,032,075
Movers 11,710,330 5,836,905 4,154,350 443,805 931,845 343,420
Non-migrants 6,251,595 3,132,255 2,105,120 263,570 549,735 200,910
Migrants 5,458,735 2,704,645 2,049,230 180,235 382,115 142,510
Internal migrants 4,482,770 2,285,035 1,554,555 162,425 357,265 123,490
Intraprovincial migrants 3,577,105 1,810,415 1,233,890 132,025 297,590 103,190
Interprovincial migrants 905,670 474,625 320,660 30,400 59,680 20,300
External migrants 975,960 419,615 494,675 17,805 24,845 19,025

Footnotes

Footnote 1

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

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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.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2001 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97F0008XCB2001002.

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