Opposite/same-sex married spouse or common-law partner of person

Status: This standard was approved as a departmental standard on November 16, 2015.

Definition

Opposite/same-sex married spouse or common-law partner refers to whether a person who has a spouse or partner is the opposite sex as that spouse or partner or is the same sex.

Person refers to an individual and is the unit of analysis for most social statistics programmes.

Derivation

'Opposite/same-sex married spouse or common-law partner of person' is derived from the responses to questions about the relationships among the people who live in the household and about the sex of each household member.

Conformity to relevant internationally recognized standards

There are no relevant internationally recognized standards.

Classifications

Additional information

'Opposite/same-sex married spouse or common-law partner of person' only applies to persons whose conjugal status is "married or living common law" or, alternatively stated, whose census family status is "married spouse" or "common-law partner".

Relation to previous version

  • Opposite/same-sex married spouse or common-law partner of person November 16, 2015 to current

    This is an update of 'Opposite/same-sex spouse or partner of person'. The concept has been renamed "Opposite/same-sex married spouse or common-law partner".

  • Opposite/same-sex spouse or partner of person October 22, 2007 to November 15, 2015

    This standard was replaced by the 'Opposite/same-sex married spouse or common-law partner of person' as of November 16, 2015.

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