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2013 Census tables about a place:
Canterbury Region

2018 Census place summaries has the latest information
Relationship status

Legally registered relationship status

2013 Census

Legally registered relationship status of people in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Legally registered relationship status Canterbury Region New Zealand
Never married(1) 137,601 1,068,495
Married (not separated) 197,481 1,469,814
Separated(2) 14,331 106,248
Divorced or dissolved(3) 33,003 240,888
Widowed(4) 23,247 171,312
Total people stated 405,663 3,056,763
Not elsewhere included(5) 33,078 319,656
Total people 438,744 3,376,416

1. Includes people never in a civil union.
2. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
3. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
4. Includes surviving civil union partners.
5. Consists of response unidentifiable, not stated, and joined in a civil union (not separated).
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Legally registered relationship status of Māori in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Legally registered relationship status Canterbury Region New Zealand
Never married(1) 14,547 204,042
Married (not separated) 7,587 101,961
Separated(2) 1,227 17,550
Divorced or dissolved(3) 1,854 23,703
Widowed(4) 678 14,778
Total people stated 25,890 362,031
Not elsewhere included(5) 1,860 34,254
Total people 27,750 396,285

1. Includes people never in a civil union.
2. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.  
3. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
4. Includes surviving civil union partners.
5. Consists of response unidentifiable, not stated, and joined in a civil union (not separated).
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Legally registered relationship status of people in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Legally registered relationship status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Never married(3) 115,593 129,291 137,601
Married (not separated) 183,813 195,321 197,481
Separated(4) 14,781 14,637 14,331
Divorced or dissolved(5) 26,121 31,191 33,003
Widowed(6) 25,425 25,209 23,247
Total people stated 365,733 395,652 405,663
Not elsewhere included(7) 18,141 23,691 33,078
Total people 383,874 419,343 438,744

1. Previously legal marital status.
2. Information on civil unions was first collected in the 2006 Census
3. Includes people never in a civil union.
4. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
5. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
6. In 2006, this category was widowed or bereaved civil union partner. Includes surviving civil union partners.
7. In 2001, consisted of response unidentifiable and not stated. In 2006 and 2013, consisted of response unidentifiable, not stated, and joined in a civil union (not separated).
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Legally registered relationship status of Māori in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Legally registered relationship status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Never married(3) 10,062 12,057 14,547
Married (not separated) 5,814 6,510 7,587
Separated(4) 1,074 1,185 1,227
Divorced or dissolved(5) 1,398 1,695 1,854
Widowed(6) 522 594 678
Total people stated 18,870 22,041 25,890
Not elsewhere included(7) 1,071 1,614 1,860
Total people 19,941 23,655 27,750

1. Previously legal marital status.
2. Information on civil unions was first collected in the 2006 Census.
3. Includes people never in a civil union.
4. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
5. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
6. In 2006, this category was widowed or bereaved civil union partner. Includes surviving civil union partners.
7. In 2001, consisted of response unidentifiable and not stated. In 2006 and 2013, consisted of response unidentifiable, not stated, and joined in a civil union (not separated).
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Partnership status in current relationship

2013 Census

Partnership status in current relationship of people in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Partnership status Canterbury Region New Zealand
Partnered    
Spouse(1) 192,672 1,430,379
De facto partner(2) 56,229 409,380
Partnered, nfd(3) 6,582 60,879
Total partnered 255,483 1,900,638
Non-partnered    
Never married(4) 95,679 752,868
Separated (marriage or civil union)(5) 10,416 79,698
Divorced or dissolved(6) 20,232 153,120
Widowed(7) 20,019 147,594
Non-partnered, nfd 11,292 104,856
Total non-partnered 157,641 1,238,133
Total people stated 413,124 3,138,771
Not stated 25,620 237,645
Total people 438,741 3,376,416

1. Applies only to married people, not those in civil unions.
2. A person who usually resides with another as a couple in a relationship in the nature of marriage or civil union and who is not married to, or in a civil union with, the other person. This was known as partnered – other partnership in previous censuses.
3. Consists of partnered, not further defined, and civil union partner.
4. Includes people never in a civil union.
5. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
6. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
7. Includes surviving civil union partners.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
nfd = not further defined.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Partnership status in current relationship of Māori in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Partnership status Canterbury Region New Zealand
Partnered    
Spouse(1) 7,359 97,734
De facto partner(2) 5,364 71,475
Partnered, nfd(3) 486 8,418
Total partnered 13,209 177,627
Non-partnered    
Never married(4) 9,855 138,759
Separated (marriage or civil union)(5) 891 13,248
Divorced or dissolved(6) 1,128 15,342
Widowed(7) 549 12,252
Non-partnered, nfd 1,227 22,473
Total non-partnered 13,650 202,077
Total people stated 26,856 379,701
Not stated 894 16,584
Total people 27,750 396,285

1. Applies only to married people, not those in civil unions.
2. A person who usually resides with another as a couple in a relationship in the nature of marriage or civil union and who is not married to, or in a civil union with, the other person. This was known as partnered – other partnership in previous censuses.
3. Consists of partnered, not further defined, and civil union partner.
4. Includes people never in a civil union.
5. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
6. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
7. Includes surviving civil union partners.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
nfd = not further defined.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Partnership status in current relationship of people in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Partnership status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Partnered      
Spouse(3) 180,177 191,340 192,672
De facto partner(4) 37,770 50,010 56,229
Partnered, nfd(5) 3,504 4,938 6,582
Total partnered 221,448 246,288 255,483
Non-partnered      
Never married(6) 86,883 91,596 95,679
Separated (marriage or civil union)(7) 10,944 10,656 10,416
Divorced or dissolved(8) 16,728 19,134 20,232
Widowed(9) 21,327 20,964 20,019
Non-partnered, nfd 7,299 9,612 11,292
Total non-partnered 143,178 151,959 157,641
Total people stated 364,626 398,244 413,124
Not stated 19,248 21,099 25,620
Total people 383,874 419,346 438,741

1. Previously social marital status.
2. Information on civil unions was first collected in the 2006 Census.
3. Applies only to married people, not those in civil unions.
4. A person who usually resides with another as a couple in a relationship in the nature of marriage or civil union and who is not married to, or in a civil union with, the other person. This was known as partnered – other partnership in previous censuses.
5. Consists of partnered, not further defined, and civil union partner.
6. Includes people never in a civil union.
7. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
8. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
9. Includes surviving civil union partners.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
nfd = not further defined.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


 

Partnership status in current relationship of Māori in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Partnership status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Partnered      
Spouse(3) 5,598 6,351 7,359
De facto partner(4) 3,333 4,446 5,364
Partnered, nfd(5) 234 354 486
Total partnered 9,165 11,148 13,209
Non-partnered      
Never married(6) 7,110 8,118 9,855
Separated (marriage or civil union)(7) 753 813 891
Divorced or dissolved(8) 855 1,014 1,128
Widowed(9) 417 462 549
Non-partnered, nfd 777 981 1,227
Total non-partnered 9,909 11,388 13,650
Total people stated 19,074 22,536 26,856
Not stated 864 1,119 894
Total people 19,941 23,655 27,750

1. Previously social marital status.
2. Information on civil unions was first collected in the 2006 Census.
3. Applies only to married people, not those in civil unions.
4. A person who usually resides with another as a couple in a relationship in the nature of marriage or civil union and who is not married to, or in a civil union with, the other person. This was known as partnered – other partnership in previous censuses.
5. Consists of partnered, not further defined, and civil union partner.
6. Includes people never in a civil union.
7. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
8. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
9. Includes surviving civil union partners.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
nfd = not further defined.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

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 text, tables, and graphs.

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