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Table 2-3
Live births, by geography — Marital status of mother

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Marital status of mother
Place of residence of mother Marital status of mother
Total Single (never married) Married Widowed Divorced Separated Not stated
  number
Canada 367,864 96,436 226,608 238 3,673 1,336 39,573
Newfoundland and Labrador 4,553 2,017 2,389 5 64 0 78
Prince Edward Island 1,389 492 888 0 6 1 2
Nova Scotia 8,868 3,661 5,021 9 129 1 47
New Brunswick 7,146 3,144 3,687 6 141 148 20
Quebec 84,387 50,251 32,059 86 1,285 270 436
Ontario 138,436 16,025 101,769 71 911 8 19,652
Manitoba 15,285 5,930 8,810 14 266 223 42
Saskatchewan 13,248 5,536 6,948 12 218 1 533
Alberta 1 49,028 323 34,252 0 11 3 14,439
British Columbia 43,649 7,882 30,172 34 635 664 4,262
Yukon 355 167 185 0 0 0 3
Northwest Territories 725 411 273 0 5 8 28
Nunavut 794 596 155 1 2 9 31
Unknown 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
  percent
Canada 100.0 26.2 61.6 0.1 1.0 0.4 10.8
Newfoundland and Labrador 100.0 44.3 52.5 0.1 1.4 0.0 1.7
Prince Edward Island 100.0 35.4 63.9 0.0 0.4 0.1 0.1
Nova Scotia 100.0 41.3 56.6 0.1 1.5 0.0 0.5
New Brunswick 100.0 44.0 51.6 0.1 2.0 2.1 0.3
Quebec 100.0 59.5 38.0 0.1 1.5 0.3 0.5
Ontario 100.0 11.6 73.5 0.1 0.7 0.0 14.2
Manitoba 100.0 38.8 57.6 0.1 1.7 1.5 0.3
Saskatchewan 100.0 41.8 52.4 0.1 1.6 0.0 4.0
Alberta 1 100.0 0.7 69.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 29.5
British Columbia 100.0 18.1 69.1 0.1 1.5 1.5 9.8
Yukon 100.0 47.0 52.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8
Northwest Territories 100.0 56.7 37.7 0.0 0.7 1.1 3.9
Nunavut 100.0 75.1 19.5 0.1 0.3 1.1 3.9
Unknown 100.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Partway through 2003, Alberta Registries amended their Registration of Birth form in such a way that Statistics Canada can no longer determine the legal marital status of those persons in common-law marriages.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Canadian Vital Statistics, Birth Database (CANSIM table 102-4506).