Canadian Community Health Survey - Annual Component (CCHS)
Marital status of person, category
Marital status refers to whether or not a person is living in a common-law union as well as the legal marital status of those who are not living in a common-law union. All persons aged less than 15 are considered as never married and not living common law.
Person refers to an individual and is the unit of analysis for most social statistics programs.