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Population structure. By marital status and sex Catalonia
2011 2007 2001 1996 1991 1986 1981 1975
Men 3,090,391 3,024 2,644,370 2,516,321 2,405,600 2,261,968 2,154,378 2,020,706
Single 1,137,844 1,112 955,039 874,885 798,276 698,616 602,014 586,640
Married 1,689,663 1,700 1,515,329 1,496,017 1,498,051 1,467,360 1,460,925 1,367,490
Widowers 78,062 82 71,614 76,546 66,580 63,773 67,976 57,758
Separated (1) 61,493 58 62,488 42,565 28,449 24,011 23,463 8,818
Divorced 123,328 72 39,900 26,308 14,244 8,208 0 0
Women 3,199,724 3,124 2,788,486 2,681,288 2,577,616 2,423,300 2,318,047 2,190,641
Single 936,170 889 792,694 753,287 684,521 600,636 525,827 514,735
Married 1,658,000 1,665 1,500,754 1,484,485 1,509,232 1,469,321 1,457,831 1,393,951
Widowers 375,990 387 354,295 345,144 319,369 304,086 298,875 265,649
Separated (1) 69,766 74 82,822 58,830 42,535 36,406 35,514 16,306
Divorced 159,798 109 57,921 39,542 21,959 12,850 0 0
Total 6,290,115 6,148 5,432,856 5,197,609 4,983,216 4,685,267 4,472,425 4,211,347
Single 2,074,014 2,001 1,747,733 1,628,172 1,482,797 1,299,252 1,127,841 1,101,375
Married 3,347,663 3,365 3,016,083 2,980,502 3,007,283 2,936,681 2,918,756 2,761,441
Widowers 454,052 469 425,909 421,690 385,949 367,860 366,851 323,407
Separated (1) 131,259 132 145,310 101,395 70,984 60,417 58,977 25,124
Divorced 283,126 181 97,821 65,850 36,203 21,058 0 0
Men (%) 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Single 36.8 36.8 36.1 34.8 33.2 30.9 27.9 29.0
Married 54.7 56.2 57.3 59.5 62.2 64.8 67.8 67.7
Widowers 2.5 2.7 2.7 3.0 2.8 2.8 3.2 2.9
Separated (1) 2.0 1.9 2.4 1.7 1.2 1.1 1.1 0.4
Divorced 4.0 2.4 1.5 1.0 0.6 0.4 0.0 0.0
Women (%) 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Single 29.3 28.5 28.4 28.1 26.6 24.8 22.7 23.6
Married 51.8 53.3 53.8 55.4 58.4 60.7 62.9 63.6
Widowers 11.8 12.4 12.7 12.9 12.4 12.5 12.9 12.1
Separated (1) 2.2 2.4 3.0 2.2 1.7 1.5 1.5 0.7
Divorced 5.0 3.5 2.1 1.5 0.9 0.5 0.0 0.0
Total (%) 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Single 33.0 32.5 32.2 31.3 29.8 27.7 25.2 26.2
Married 53.2 54.7 55.5 57.3 60.4 62.7 65.3 65.5
Widowers 7.2 7.6 7.8 8.1 7.7 7.9 8.2 7.7
Separated (1) 2.1 2.1 2.7 2.0 1.4 1.3 1.3 0.6
Divorced 4.5 2.9 1.8 1.3 0.7 0.4 0.0 0.0
Source:
1975-2007: Idescat. Municipal population records and population census, population statistics 1996 and 2007 demographic survey.
2011: Idescat, based on the INE's Population and Housing Census, Demographic Survey 2007, Population Statistics 1996 and Municipal Population Register.
Notes:
- Population aged 15 years and above.
- (1) In the years 1975 and 1981 divorcees are included.
- 2007: Thousands of people.

Last update: August 6, 2015.

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Methodological note

Methodological aspects

The Population and Housing Census is a statistical operation produced decennially that provides a headcount of the resident population within the territory of a country and its geographical distribution. It also provides information on the main demographic and social characteristics of the population, households and families, and the population residing in group establishments.

The last Census was in 2011, and the reference date is November 1, 2011. The Population and Housing Censuses 2011 are a state-wide statistical operation conducted by the INE and that is being undertaken for the first time by European mandate. The reference date is November 1, 2011. The census model observed by the INE in producing that census consists of an operation that combines exploitation of the administrative records with a sample-based survey and a count of buildings. The availability of the Municipal population register as a consolidated population register made it possible to complete a census of such a nature.

Current Territorial Distribution

At present, Catalonia is divided into 41 counties, 1 singular territorial entity (Aran) and 8 areas of the Territorial Plan, according to the latest territorial changes, which affect the areas of El Penedès and the Central Counties, Aran and El Moianès.

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