Tables About Canterbury Region



2006 Census

Legal Marital Status in Canterbury Region and New Zealand,(1)(2) 2006 Census
     
 
Region/ City/ DistrictNew Zealand
Never married(3)
 129,291  991,323
Married (not separated)
 195,321  1,414,536
Not married
     Separated(4)
 14,637  108,228
     Divorced
 31,194  222,138
     Widowed(5)
 25,209  174,816
Not elsewhere included(6)
 23,691  249,336
Total  419,343  3,160,374

1. All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
2. The 2006 Census was the first census in which information on civil unions was collected.
3. Includes people never joined in a civil union.
4. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union, but permanently separated.
5. Includes bereaved civil union partners.
6. Includes responses classified as 'response unidentifiable', 'not stated' and 'joined in a civil union (not separated)'. For further information, refer to the legal marital status variable on the Information About Data web page: http://www.stats.govt.nz/census

Legal Marital Status of Māori in Canterbury Region and New Zealand,(1)(2) 2006 Census
     
 
Region/ City/ DistrictNew Zealand
Never married(3)
 12,060  182,004
Married (not separated)
 6,513  96,546
Not married
     Separated(4)
 1,185  18,312
     Divorced
 1,695  22,026
     Widowed(5)
 594  13,698
Not elsewhere included(6)
 1,614  32,820
Total  23,655  365,406

1. All figures are for the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
2. The 2006 Census was the first census in which information on civil unions was collected.
3. Includes people never joined in a civil union.
4. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union, but permanently separated. 
5. Includes bereaved civil union partners.
6. Includes responses classified as 'response unidentifiable', 'not stated' and 'joined in a civil union (not separated)'. For further information, refer to the legal marital status variable on the Information About Data web page: http://www.stats.govt.nz/census 

1996–2006 Censuses

Legal Marital Status in Canterbury Region,(1)(2) 1996–2006 Censuses
     
 
199620012006
Never married(3)
 111,570  115,593  129,291
Married (not separated)
 184,041  183,816  195,321
Not married
     Separated(4)
 12,678  14,781  14,640
     Divorced
 21,051  26,121  31,194
     Widowed(5)
 23,925  25,422  25,212
Not elsewhere included(6)
 19,647  18,141  23,691
Total  372,909  383,874  419,343

1. All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
2. The 2006 Census was the first census in which information on civil unions was collected.
3. Includes people never joined in a civil union.
4. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union, but permanently separated.
5. Includes bereaved civil union partners.
6. In 1996 this includes responses classified as 'not specified'; in 2001 it includes 'response unidentifiable' and 'not stated'; in 2006 it includes 'response unidentifiable', 'not stated' and 'joined in a civil union (not separated)'. For further information, refer to the legal marital status variable on the Information About Data web page: http://www.stats.govt.nz/census


Legal Marital Status of Māori in Canterbury Region,(1)(2) 1996–2006 Censuses
     
 
199620012006
Never married(3)
 9,915  10,065  12,057
Married (not separated)
 6,366  5,814  6,513
Not married
     Separated(4)
 1,059  1,074  1,185
     Divorced
 1,239  1,398  1,695
     Widowed(5)
 498  522  591
Not elsewhere included(6)
 954  1,068  1,614
Total  20,031  19,941  23,655

1. All figures are for the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
2. The 2006 Census was the first census in which information on civil unions was collected.
3. Includes people never joined in a civil union.
4. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union, but permanently separated. 
5. Includes bereaved civil union partners.
6. In 1996 this includes responses classified as 'not specified'; in 2001 it includes 'response unidentifiable' and 'not stated'; in 2006 it includes 'response unidentifiable', 'not stated' and 'joined in a civil union (not separated)'. For further information, refer to the legal marital status variable on the Information About Data web page: http://www.stats.govt.nz/census

2006 Census

Social Marital Status in Canterbury Region and New Zealand,(1)(2) 2006 Census
     
 
Region/ City/ DistrictNew Zealand
Partnered
     Spouse(3)
 191,340  1,381,293
     Other partnership(4)
 50,007  379,956
     Not further defined(5)
 4,938  48,174
     Total  246,285  1,809,426
Non-partnered
      Never married
 91,596  693,597
     Separated(6)
 10,653  78,960
     Divorced
 19,134  137,205
     Widowed
 20,964  147,381
     Not further defined
 9,609  86,733
     Total  151,959  1,143,873
Not elsewhere included(7)
 21,099  207,075
Total  419,343  3,160,374

1. All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
2. The 2006 Census was the first census in which information on civil unions was collected.
3. Applies only to people who are married, not those in civil unions.
4. Living as married, that is, in a consensual union, de facto relationship etc.
5. Includes 'partnered, not further defined'. This also applies to civil unions in the 2006 data. For further information, refer to the social marital status variable on the Information About Data web page: http://www.stats.govt.nz/census
6. Includes people who are still legally married, but permanently separated. For 2006, this includes people in a civil union, but permanently separated.
7. Includes 'not stated' data.

Social Marital Status of Māori in Canterbury Region and New Zealand,(1)(2) 2006 Census
     
          
 
Region/ City/ DistrictNew Zealand
Partnered
     Spouse(3)
 6,351  92,943
     Other partnership(4)
 4,443  68,637
     Not further defined(5)
 354  8,451
     Total  11,151  170,028
Non-partnered
     Never married
 8,115  117,423
     Separated(6)
 813  13,074
     Divorced
 1,011  13,308
     Widowed
 465  10,614
     Not further defined
 981  18,672
     Total  11,388  173,088
Not elsewhere included(7)
 1,119  22,290
Total  23,655  365,406

1. All figures are for the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
2. The 2006 Census was the first census in which information on civil unions was collected.
3. Applies only to people who are married, not those in civil unions.
4. Living as married, that is, in a consensual union, de facto relationship etc.
5. Includes 'partnered, not further defined'. This also applies to civil unions in the 2006 data. For further information, refer to the social marital status variable on the Information About Data web page: http://www.stats.govt.nz/census
6. Includes people who are still legally married, but permanently separated. For 2006, this includes people in a civil union, but permanently separated.
7. Includes 'not stated' data.

1996–2006 Censuses

Social Marital Status in Canterbury Region,(1)(2) 1996–2006 Censuses
     
 
199620012006
Partnered
     Spouse(3)
 184,038  180,177  191,340
     Other partnership(4)
 29,379  37,770  50,010
     Not further defined(5)
 1,251  3,504  4,938
     Total  214,671  221,451  246,285
Non-partnered
      Never married
 89,520  86,883  91,593
     Separated(6)
 9,699  10,944  10,656
     Divorced
 14,520  16,725  19,134
     Widowed
 22,755  21,327  20,964
     Not further defined(7)
...  7,299  9,612
     Total  136,494  143,178  151,959
Not elsewhere included(8)
 21,744  19,248  21,099
Total  372,909  383,874  419,343

1. All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
2. The 2006 Census was the first census in which information on civil unions was collected.
3. Applies only to married people, not those in civil unions.
4. Living as married, that is, in a consensual union, de facto relationship etc.
5. Includes 'partnered, not further defined'. Civil union partner is also included in the 2006 data. For further information, refer to the social marital status variable on the Information About Data web page: http://www.stats.govt.nz/census
6. Includes people who are still legally married, but permanently separated. For 2006, this includes people in a civil union, but permanently separated. 
7. No data was produced for this category in 1996.
8. In 1996 this includes 'not specified' data. In 2001 and 2006 it includes 'not stated' data.

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Social Marital Status of Māori in Canterbury Region,(1)(2) 1996–2006 Censuses
     
 
199620012006
Partnered
     Spouse(3)
 6,366  5,598  6,351
     Other partnership(4)
 2,775  3,333  4,443
     Not further defined(5)
 162  234  354
     Total  9,303  9,165  11,151
Non-partnered
     Never married
 7,557  7,110  8,118
     Separated(6)
 792  753  813
     Divorced
 822  858  1,014
     Widowed
 438  417  465
     Not further defined(7)
...  774  981
     Total  9,609  9,909  11,388
Not elsewhere included(8)
 1,119  864  1,116
Total  20,031  19,941  23,655

1. All figures are for the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
2. The 2006 Census was the first census in which information on civil unions was collected.
3. Applies only to people who are married, not those in civil unions.
4. Living as married, that is, in a consensual union, de facto relationship etc.
5. Includes 'partnered, not further defined'. Civil union partner is also included in the 2006 data. For further information, refer to the social marital status variable on the Information About Data web page: http://www.stats.govt.nz/census
6. Includes people who are still legally married but permanently separated. For 2006, this includes people in a civil union, but permanently separated.
7. No data was produced for this category in 1996.
8. In 1996 this includes 'not specified' data. In 2001 and 2006 it includes 'not stated' data.

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Note: This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals and values for the same data may vary in different tables.