National Household Survey (NHS)
Common-law status of person 15 years or over, category
Common-law status refers to whether the person aged 15 or over is living with a person of the opposite sex or of the same sex as a couple but is not legally married to that person. It includes situations where the members of such a couple are living apart temporarily because of illness, work or school.
Person 15 years or over refers to an individual whose age is 15 years or over.