Even where they do ask, not all studies include a sample of children or adults raised by same-sex parents that is large enough to provide for reliable statistical analysis. Search for: Submit search query:. These results are therefore good estimates, not exact counts. Due to random rounding, counts and percentages may vary slightly between different census products, such as the analytical documents, highlight tables, and data tables.
Additional information on families, households and marital status can be found in the Highlight tablesCatalogue no. ParentsCanada - July 9, The next highest proportions were in New South Wales and Victoria, where same-sex couples accounted for 1.
This difference has gradually narrowed with each census. Note 4. Parental leave by dads Gay Parent Magazine: Gay Parent features personal stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender parents about their experiences with international and domestic adoption, foster care, donor insemination, using a surrogate and what it is like to raise their children.
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What to do when self-soothing behaviours become a problem. A video providing an overview of Canadian families in the past and today is available from the Video centre. Mr Barr also says "word of mouth" is at work: people who move to Canberra increasingly spread the message that the city is safe and accepting.
We know this because, although the Australian Bureau of Statistics ABS doesn't ask Australians about their sexual orientation, it uses their answers to other census questions to work out whether they live with a partner of the same sex.
The odds are even higher for lesbians: the proportion of lesbian couples in the ACT relative to all couples is 65 per cent higher than the nationwide average.
Photo: Andrew Barr right and his partner Anthony Toms as the marriage survey results are announced in Given that there are many more opposite-sex couples than same-sex couples, a small rate of error among opposite-sex couples could have a larger proportional effect on same-sex couple estimates.
See features on many other subjects in By the numbers. The increase in the reported number of same-sex couples may in part reflect greater willingness by people to identify themselves as being in a same-sex relationship and an improvement over the last 20 years in the rights of same-sex couples.