Population by marital status and sex

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Population by marital status and sex
  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
  number of persons
Total          
Both sexes 34,750,545 35,155,451 35,544,564 35,848,610 36,286,425
Male 17,227,368 17,433,972 17,629,788 17,776,946 17,995,581
Female 17,523,177 17,721,479 17,914,776 18,071,664 18,290,844
Single          
Both sexes 14,079,299 14,144,195 14,208,873 14,242,768 14,357,875
Male 7,490,553 7,529,796 7,567,537 7,585,817 7,648,574
Female 6,588,746 6,614,399 6,641,336 6,656,951 6,709,301
Married          
Both sexes 13,216,523 13,437,346 13,647,928 13,824,514 14,033,959
Male 6,639,417 6,759,929 6,874,409 6,969,956 7,082,803
Female 6,577,106 6,677,417 6,773,519 6,854,558 6,951,156
Separated          
Both sexes 797,387 807,135 816,126 823,174 832,245
Male 355,865 360,767 365,177 368,578 372,929
Female 441,522 446,368 450,949 454,596 459,316
Living common law          
Both sexes 3,226,741 3,257,100 3,284,746 3,300,005 3,327,768
Male 1,653,145 1,670,241 1,685,648 1,694,391 1,710,176
Female 1,573,596 1,586,859 1,599,098 1,605,614 1,617,592
Widowed          
Both sexes 1,636,597 1,685,938 1,735,669 1,783,622 1,834,746
Male 324,131 336,509 349,019 361,044 373,826
Female 1,312,466 1,349,429 1,386,650 1,422,578 1,460,920
Divorced          
Both sexes 1,793,998 1,823,737 1,851,222 1,874,527 1,899,832
Male 764,257 776,730 787,998 797,160 807,273
Female 1,029,741 1,047,007 1,063,224 1,077,367 1,092,559

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