Couple family with children

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

Definition

Couple family with children refers to a census family that contains a married couple or a couple living common law and at least one child. A couple may be of opposite or same sex. Children may be children by birth, marriage, common-law union or adoption regardless of their age or marital status as long as they live in the dwelling and do not have their own spouse, partner or child living in the dwelling.

Relation to previous version

  • Couple family with children November 16, 2015 to current

    The previous standard made no reference to children being children by common-law unions. In this standard, common law unions have been added to the ways in which children can be associated to the couple family. In addition, a child having their own partner living in the dwelling has been added to the ways in which children are excluded from this statistical unit.

  • Couple family with children September 19, 2011 to November 15, 2015

    This standard was replaced by a new departmental standard on November 16, 2015.

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