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

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Marital status of mother


Table summary
This table displays the results of marital status of mother. The information is grouped by place of residence of mother (appearing as row headers), marital status of mother and total, calculated using total, single (never married), married, widowed, divorced, separated, not stated, number and percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).

Place of residence of mother Marital status of mother
Total Single (never married) Married Widowed Divorced Separated Not stated
  number
Canada 380,863 103,693 228,917 168 3,551 1,352 43,182
Newfoundland and Labrador 4,915 2,333 2,460 0 71 46 5
Prince Edward Island 1,457 582 814 1 8 0 52
Nova Scotia 8,989 4,004 4,849 9 96 3 28
New Brunswick 7,391 3,427 3,646 8 148 137 25
Quebec 88,867 52,855 32,267 39 1,163 236 2,307
Ontario 140,370 18,845 100,502 53 954 5 20,011
Manitoba 15,940 6,314 9,124 18 233 210 41
Saskatchewan 14,241 5,808 7,634 16 211 3 569
AlbertaNote 1 51,722 204 36,166 0 5 1 15,346
British Columbia 44,993 8,074 30,932 23 649 688 4,627
Yukon 383 186 77 0 6 3 111
Northwest Territories 711 385 281 0 6 15 24
Nunavut 877 673 163 1 1 5 34
Unknown 7 3 2 0 0 0 2
  percent
Canada 100.0 27.2 60.1 0.0 0.9 0.4 11.3
Newfoundland and Labrador 100.0 47.5 50.1 0.0 1.4 0.9 0.1
Prince Edward Island 100.0 39.9 55.9 0.1 0.5 0.0 3.6
Nova Scotia 100.0 44.5 53.9 0.1 1.1 0.0 0.3
New Brunswick 100.0 46.4 49.3 0.1 2.0 1.9 0.3
Quebec 100.0 59.5 36.3 0.0 1.3 0.3 2.6
Ontario 100.0 13.4 71.6 0.0 0.7 0.0 14.3
Manitoba 100.0 39.6 57.2 0.1 1.5 1.3 0.3
Saskatchewan 100.0 40.8 53.6 0.1 1.5 0.0 4.0
AlbertaNote 1 100.0 0.4 69.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 29.7
British Columbia 100.0 17.9 68.7 0.1 1.4 1.5 10.3
Yukon 100.0 48.6 20.1 0.0 1.6 0.8 29.0
Northwest Territories 100.0 54.1 39.5 0.0 0.8 2.1 3.4
Nunavut 100.0 76.7 18.6 0.1 0.1 0.6 3.9
Unknown 100.0 42.9 28.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 28.6
1.
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).
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