Opposite- or same-sex married spouse or common-law partner of person

Status: This standard was approved as a departmental standard on September 24, 2021.

Definition

Opposite- or same-sex married spouse or common-law partner refers to whether a person who has a spouse or partner is the opposite or the same sex as their spouse or partner.

Person refers to an individual and is the unit of analysis for most social statistics programs.

Derivation

'Opposite- or same-sex married spouse or common-law partner of person' is derived from the responses to questions about the relationships among the people who live in the household and about the sex of each household member.

Conformity to relevant internationally recognized standards

There are no relevant internationally recognized standards.

Classifications

Additional information

'Opposite- or same-sex married spouse or common-law partner of person' only applies to persons whose type of union is 'married or living common law' or, alternatively stated, whose census family status is 'married spouse' or 'common-law partner'.

Relation to previous version

  • Opposite- or same-sex married spouse or common-law partner of person September 24, 2021 to current

    The name and definition of the concept 'opposite- or same-sex married spouse or common-law partner' have been modified.

  • Opposite/same-sex married spouse or common-law partner of person November 16, 2015 to September 23, 2021

    This is an update of 'Opposite/same-sex spouse or partner of person'. The concept has been renamed "Opposite/same-sex married spouse or common-law partner".

  • Opposite/same-sex spouse or partner of person October 22, 2007 to November 15, 2015

    This standard was replaced by the 'Opposite/same-sex married spouse or common-law partner of person' as of November 16, 2015.

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