Census: Families, Households and Marital Status – 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 Divisions, Census Subdivisions and Dissemination Areas, 2011 Census , Census year 2011, no. 39

Logo: Census: Families, Households and Marital Status

This topic presents data on census families, including the number of families, family size and structure. The data also include persons living in families, with relatives, with non-relatives and living alone. Family structure refers to the classification of census families into married couples or common-law couples (including opposite-sex or same-sex), and lone-parent families.

Data are also presented on household characteristics. The household type refers to the number and types of census families living in a household. The household size refers to the number of people in the household.

This topic also presents data on marital status and common-law relationships, by age and sex, for the entire Canadian population. These data show the number of persons who never-married, are married, separated, divorced or widowed, and those who are not married, whether they are living common-law or not.

Issue #: 2011039

Frequency: Occasional


Release date: November 21, 2012


Status: Ongoing/Available

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  • Age groups, Census divisions, Census of population, Census subdivisions, Common-law unions, Dissemination areas, Marital status, Provinces, Sex, Territories