From an article published in today’s Edmonton Journal:

  • the number of same-sex couples surged by 32.6 per cent since 2001, five times the pace of opposite-sex couples.
  • Of Canada’s 45,345 same-sex couples, 16.5 per cent were married
  • Same-sex couples accounted for 0.6 per cent of all couples in Canada, in line with the 0.6 per cent in Australia and 0.7 per cent in New Zealand.
  • About nine per cent of same-sex couples had children under the age of 24 living at home, although that was much more common among lesbian couples, at 16.3 per cent than for gay male couples, at only 2.9 per cent.