More couples than singles in Canada

More couples than singles in Canada

Couples singles Canada

Single and Married in Canada (2016)

In 2016, 57.5% of the population aged 15 and over were part of a couple, most of them as or as a married spouse (78.7%) or as a common-law partner (21.3%).

In 2016, opposite-sex marriages accounted for 99.6%, and same-sex marriages accounted for 0.4%. The same year, opposite-sex common-law partners accounted for 97.2% and only 2.8% were same-sex partners.




The provinces with the highest percentages of same-sex spouses were Nova Scotia and British Columbia with 0.5% each.

British Columbia (3.7%), Ontario (3.6%) and Nova Scotia (3.2%) were the provinces with the  highest percentages of same-sex common-law partners.

Population aged 15 and older by marital status
Marital Status Married spouses Common-law partner
Not in a couple In a couple Opposite sex Same sex Opposite sex Same sex
CANADA 12,187,135 16,455,845 12,899,260 48,745 3,410,820 97,020
Newfoundland 164,425 273,515 226,580 455 45,560 915
Prince Edward Island 46,735 70,320 59,390 175 10,475 280
Nova Scotia 326,615 448,130 361,115 1,765 82,510 2,740
New Brunswick 247,035 373,360 294,735 1,065 75,755 1,800
Quebec 2,878,105 3,756,190 2,247,095 9,620 1,466,340 33,140
Ontario 4,763,305 6,275,135 5,349,140 20,320 872,825 32,845
Manitoba 426,900 574,405 482,925 1,275 88,050 2,150
Saskatchewan 351,735 505,535 422,290 710 81,100 1,430
Alberta 1,299,400 1,906,650 1,581,830 4,560 312,600 7,660
British Columbia 1,643,525 2,226,805 1,846,230 8,655 358,120 13,800
Yukon 12,945 15,940 10,785 70 4,965 125
Northwest Territories 14,935 17,390 10,960 60 6,280 90
Nunavut 11,475 12,460 6,175 15 6,225 40
Source: 2016 Census. Statistics Canada.

SINGLE AND MARRIED IN CANADA -ANIMATED CHARTS



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