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.

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

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