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Table 2
Percentage distribution of couples by various ethnocultural characteristics, Canada, 2011

Table 2
Percentage distribution of couples by various ethnocultural characteristics, Canada, 2011

Table summary
The table shows the percentage distribution of couples by various ethnocultural characteristics in Canada, in 2011
This cell is intentionally left blank All couples Mixed unions Non-mixed unions
Number of couples in private households 7,888,100 360,045 7,528,050
Country of birth 100.0 100.0 100.0
Both spouses born in Canada 66.9 25.3 68.9
Both spouses born outside Canada in the same country 18.2 6.0 18.8
Spouses born outside Canada in two different countries 3.7 19.4 3.0
One spouse born in Canada, the other in another country 11.2 49.2 9.3
Religion 100.0 100.0 100.0
Same religious affiliation 73.6 52.8 74.6
No religious affiliation for either spouse 16.6 20.4 16.5
One spouse with a religious affiliation, the other with no religious affiliation 8.6 17.3 8.2
Different religious affiliations Footnote 1 1.2 9.5 0.8
Mother tongue 100.0 100.0 100.0
Having one or more common mother tongue(s) 87.6 45.4 89.6
No common mother tongue 12.4 54.6 10.4


Footnote 1

This category is composed of couples in which the spouses or partners reported an affiliation with two different broad religious groups (e.g., one person is Buddhist, and the other Christian). Differences in affiliations within a broad religious group (e.g., Anglican and Roman Catholic) are not included in this category.

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Source: Statistics Canada, National Household Survey, 2011.

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