6. MARITAL STATUS

The statistics pertaining to the marital status of the population reveal that there are slightly more married women than married men in the study area, probably due to a number of husbands living outside of the study area, away from their wives. Table 5.8 gives the figures.

There is a much higher percentage of widowed women than men—19.4% of the women are widowed as compared to 7.6% of the men. A slightly higher proportion is divorced. In total, the figures show that a very significant proportion of the population over 15 years of age is single, widowed, or divorced – 56.2%. The corresponding proportions in the City of Winnipeg and in the Metropolitan area in 1966 were 26.6% and 26.5% respectively.