Interracial dating statistics census
Size, demographic and ethnocultural composition, geographic distribution, number of generations and years spent in Canada, along with other characteristics, could all contribute to explain the variation in the mixed unions among visible minority groups.Most mixed unions are made up of persons born in two different countries.In 2011, Japanese were by far the most likely to be in a conjugal relationship with a person from another group.Of the 32,800 couples in which at least one person was Japanese, 78.7% involved a spouse or partner who was not Japanese.
Couples composed of two Canadians by birth represented 66.9% of all married and common-law couples, while the share of couples in which both members were born in the same country outside Canada was 18.2%.
In slightly less than half (45.4%) of mixed unions, both members had at least one common mother tongue.
In comparison, close to 9 in 10 couples in non-mixed unions had one or more common mother tongue(s).
Couples in mixed unions can be looked at from different perspectives.
For example, it may refer to couples who do not have the same ethnic origin, the same religion, the same language or the same birthplace.In 2011, the highest proportion of couples in mixed unions was among persons aged 25 to 34 (7.7%), followed by those aged 35 to 44 (6.8%) and those aged 15 to 24 (6.1%).