Annual Income Estimates for Census Families and Individuals (T1 Family File)

Husband-wife status of census family, status

Husband-wife status refers to a similar to the Couple family concept but excludes same-sex couples. Couple family consists of a couple living together (whether married or common-law) at the same address, and any children living at the same address; tax filing children do not live with their spouse, have no child of their own and live with their parent or parents.

Census family is defined as a married couple and the children, if any, of either and/or both spouses; a couple living common law and the children, if any, of either and/or both partners; or a parent of any marital status in a one-parent family with at least one child living in the same dwelling and that child or those children. All members of a particular census family live in the same dwelling. Children may be biological or adopted children regardless of their age or marital status as long as they live in the dwelling and do not have their own married spouse, common-law partner or child living in the dwelling. Grandchildren living with their grandparent(s) but with no parents present also constitute a census family.

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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