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Description for Figure 2
Distribution (in percentage) of the legal marital status of lone parents, Canada, 1961 to 2011

The title of the graph is "Figure 2 Distribution (in percentage) of the legal marital status of lone parents, Canada, 1961 to 2011 ".
This is a column stacked chart.
There are in total 11 categories in the horizontal axis. The vertical axis starts at 0 and ends at 100 with ticks every 10 points.
There are 3 series in this graph.
The vertical axis is "percentage".
The units of the horizontal axis are years ranging from 1961 to 2011.
The title of series 1 is "Widowed".
The minimum value is 17.7 occurring in 2011.
The maximum value is 61.5 occurring in 1961.
The title of series 2 is "Divorced or separated¹".
The minimum value is 35.8 occurring in 1961.
The maximum value is 59.6 occurring in 1986 and 1991.
The title of series 3 is "Never married".
The minimum value is 2.7 occurring in 1961.
The maximum value is 31.5 occurring in 2011.

Figure 2 Distribution (in percentage) of the legal marital status of lone parents, Canada, 1961 to 2011 , percentage
  Widowed Divorced or separated1 Never married
1961 61.5 35.8 2.7
1966 61.0 36.1 2.9
1971 46.4 45.9 7.7
1976 41.2 51.9 7.0
1981 32.8 57.3 9.8
1986 26.9 59.6 13.4
1991 23.0 59.6 17.4
1996 20.0 57.9 22.1
2001 20.2 52.6 27.2
2006 19.0 51.5 29.5
2011 17.7 50.8 31.5
Note: 1. Divorced or separated category includes 'married, spouse absent.'
Sources:
Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 1961 to 2011.