Population by marital status and sex

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Population by marital status and sex
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
  number of persons
Total          
Both sexes 33,628,571 34,005,274 34,342,780 34,754,312 35,158,304
Male 16,663,222 16,847,961 17,015,959 17,226,517 17,432,249
Female 16,965,349 17,157,313 17,326,821 17,527,795 17,726,055
Single          
Both sexes 13,758,562 13,897,585 14,008,323 14,084,167 14,147,668
Male 7,325,800 7,392,801 7,446,612 7,492,150 7,530,425
Female 6,432,762 6,504,784 6,561,711 6,592,017 6,617,243
Married          
Both sexes 12,829,268 12,913,554 13,000,131 13,216,338 13,437,432
Male 6,430,178 6,473,979 6,520,600 6,637,902 6,758,362
Female 6,399,090 6,439,575 6,479,531 6,578,436 6,679,070
Separated          
Both sexes 760,124 774,547 787,668 797,434 807,140
Male 343,081 346,993 350,914 355,792 360,674
Female 417,043 427,554 436,754 441,642 446,466
Living common law          
Both sexes 3,053,739 3,129,416 3,194,015 3,226,754 3,257,877
Male 1,560,331 1,600,085 1,634,450 1,652,657 1,670,037
Female 1,493,408 1,529,331 1,559,565 1,574,097 1,587,840
Widowed          
Both sexes 1,555,197 1,570,766 1,588,669 1,635,717 1,684,463
Male 297,142 304,267 312,018 323,924 336,163
Female 1,258,055 1,266,499 1,276,651 1,311,793 1,348,300
Divorced          
Both sexes 1,671,681 1,719,406 1,763,974 1,793,902 1,823,724
Male 706,690 729,836 751,365 764,092 776,588
Female 964,991 989,570 1,012,609 1,029,810 1,047,136

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