While the proportion of families experiencing separation, divorce and uncoupling is higher today than in previous generations, new data from the 2017 General Social Survey (GSS) shows that among older Canadians, long-lasting relationships remain common across the country.
- In 2017, approximately 7 in 10 (68%) of Canadians aged 55 and older were in a couple (7.5 million).
- In 2017, approximately 7 in 10 Canadians aged 55 and older in couples were in a long-lasting relationship of 30 years or more (5 million).
- In 2017, half of adults aged 75 and older in a couple had been in their relationship for 48 years or more.
Published on March 13, 2019