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Table 8
Proportion of common-law couples in Quebec higher than in Canada and in other selected countries
Countries Percentage of all couples Reference year

Sources: Statistics Canada, Statistics Finland, Statistics New Zealand, Statistics Denmark,
Statistics Iceland, United Kingdom - Office for National Statistics, Australian
Bureau of Statistics, Ireland Central Statistics Office and Statistics Sweden.

Sweden 25.4 2005
Finland 23.9 2006
New Zealand 23.7 2006
Denmark 22.2 2007
Iceland 19.9 2006
Canada 18.4 2006
Quebec 34.6 2006
Other provinces and territories 13.4 2006
United Kingdom 15.5 2004
Australia 14.8 2006
Ireland 14.1 2006