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Marriage a popular proposition in Nova Scotia

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Of the 971,395 residents estimated to have been living in Nova Scotia as of July 1, the largest numbers are either married (379,080) or single (367,288), according to Statistics Canada.

The government's statistics agency estimated 90,759 individuals were living in a common-law arrangements on July 1. There were 27,460 Nova Scotians separated and 51,713 who were divorced. 

There were 55,095 widowed Nova Scotians, with a disproportionate number being women. The widowed population is rising faster than those in other marital status categories -- increasing by 2.5 per cent from July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019.  Although women represent the largest group of widowed persons, the number of men who are widowed is rising more quickly (3.2 per cent).


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