Definition: Living arrangement
The Census Recommendation names this variable de facto marital status, with this definition: The marital status of each individual in terms of his or her actual living arrangements.
The following classification is proposed:
- Living with a legal spouse or registered partner
- Living with a consensual partner
- Not living with a partner (legal or consensual).
Harmonisation of recommended core units, variables and classifications, 2000 Edition, Eurostat, p.10