Thursday, February 6, 2014

Marriage Between Immigrants and Native-Born Individuals


I have a researcher who would like to know what percentage of the native-born population is married to an immigrant spouse and what percentage of the foreign born population is married to native-born individuals using the 2006 Census.

She writes: "from my previous experience using microdata files at other universities, the census of families and households had information about whether the respondent was an immigrant and had also a variable for the immigrant status of the spouse.”

I have checked the PUMF and see that there are variables for place of birth of respondent, of father, and of mother, but not spouse. May I confirm that I am not missing something? And if I am not missing something, is it possible to get a custom tab for this? Or is it one for the RDC?


This Special Interest Profile on the web maybe be useful in getting some of the information you are looking for.

Immigrant Status and Place of Birth (38), Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration (8A), Age Groups (8), Sex (3) and Selected Demographic, Cultural, Labour Force, Educational and Income Characteristics (277), for the Total Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data <,97154&S=0&SHOWALL=0&SUB=0&Temporal=2006&THEME=72&VID=0&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF=>

All of our topic based tabulations for Immigration are available here:<>

If you require a more specific tabulation, you would need to contact your closest Region Office (in this case Toronto) to obtain a custom tabulation.