Gender diversity status of couple family

Status: This standard was approved as a departmental standard on November 29, 2021.


Gender diversity status refers to whether both members of a couple (married or common-law) are cisgender and of different genders or of the same gender, or whether at least one member of the couple is transgender or non-binary.

Couple family refers to a family that contains a married or common-law couple.

In economic families, a couple family is a family where the reference person has a married spouse or common-law partner in the family (regardless of whether or not the reference person also has children).


'Gender diversity status of couple family' is derived from the responses to questions about the relationships among the people who live in the household and about the gender and sex at birth of each household member.

Conformity to relevant internationally recognized standards

There are no relevant internationally recognized standards.


Relation to previous version

  • Gender diversity status of couple family November 29, 2021 to current

    This is the current standard.

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