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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, 2001 and 2006 Censuses - 100% Data
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|Release date:||September 12, 2007|
Note: Historical comparison of census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations, 2001 and 2006
A few census metropolitan areas (CMAs) and census agglomerations (CAs) have different geographical boundaries in 2006 as compared to 2001. In order to facilitate data comparisons, the 2001 CMA and CA data have been adjusted to reflect as closely as possible the 2006 CMA and CA boundaries. Care should then be taken when looking at the 2001 Census data. For additional information, please refer to the 2006 Census Dictionary, catalogue number 92-566-XWE or 92-566-XPE.
Note: Population universe
The population universe of the 2006 Census includes the following groups:
- Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants with a usual place of residence in Canada;
- Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants who are abroad, either on a military base or attached to a diplomatic mission;
- Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants at sea or in port aboard merchant vessels under Canadian registry;
- persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who are claiming refugee status and members of their families living with them;
- persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who hold Study Permits and members of their families living with them;
- persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who hold Work Permits and members of their families living with them.
For census purposes, the last three groups in this list are referred to as 'non-permanent residents'. For further information, refer to the variable Immigration: Non-permanent resident found in the 2006 Census Dictionary, catalogue number 92-566-XWE or 92-566-XPE.
|Legal marital status (6)||Common-law status (3)|
|Total - Common-law status||Not in a common-law relationship||In a common-law relationship|
|Total - Legal marital status||26,033,060||23,301,420||2,731,635|
|Never legally married (single)||9,087,030||7,187,135||1,899,895|
|Legally married (and not separated)Footnote 2||12,470,400||12,470,400||0|
|Separated, but still legally married||775,425||645,235||130,190|
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97-552-XCB2006007.
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