Opposite/same-sex spouse or partner of person
Status: This standard was replaced by the 'Opposite/same-sex married spouse or common-law partner of person' as of November 16, 2015.
Opposite/same-sex spouse or partner refers to whether a person who has a spouse or partner is the opposite sex as that spouse or partner or is the same sex.
Person refers to an individual and is the unit of analysis for most social statistics programs.
'Opposite/same-sex spouse or 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.
- Classification of opposite/same-sex spouse or partner October 22, 2007 to November 15, 2015
'Opposite/same-sex spouse partner of person' only applies to persons whose conjugal status is "with spouse or partner" or, alternatively stated, whose census family status is "spouse" or "common-law partner".
Relation to previous version
- 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.