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Topic-based tabulation: Structural Type of Dwelling (10) and Household Size (9) for Occupied Private Dwellings of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2006 Census - 100% Data

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Catalogue number:97-554-XCB2006031
Release date:September 12, 2007
Topic:Housing and shelter costs
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Note

Note: Dwelling universe

The dwelling universe pertains to characteristics of dwellings in Canada. Dwellings are distinct from households. Dwelling characteristics refer to the physical attributes of a set of living quarters, whereas household characteristics pertain to the person or the group of persons (other than temporary or foreign residents) who occupy a dwelling. For additional information, please refer to the 2006 Census Dictionary, catalogue number 92-566-XWE or 92-566-XPE.

Note: Occupied private dwelling

Refers to a private dwelling in which a person or a group of persons is permanently residing. Also included are private dwellings whose usual residents are temporarily absent on Census Day. Unless otherwise specified, all data in housing products are for occupied private dwellings, rather than for unoccupied private dwellings or dwellings occupied solely by foreign and/or temporary residents. For additional information, please refer to the 2006 Census Dictionary, catalogue number 92-566-XWE or 92-566-XPE.

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This table details structural type of dwelling and household size for occupied private dwellings in CanadaFootnote 1
Household size (9) Structural type of dwelling (10)
Total - Structural type of dwelling Single-detached house Apartment, building that has five or more storeys Movable dwellingFootnote 2 Other dwelling Semi-detached house Row house Apartment, duplex Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys Other single-attached house
Total - Private households 12,435,520 6,871,315 1,114,925 163,515 4,285,760 591,590 690,495 676,290 2,289,390 38,000
1 person 3,328,370 1,093,115 567,875 50,385 1,617,000 114,335 160,465 207,165 1,121,680 13,345
2 persons 4,176,930 2,420,185 334,290 63,515 1,358,935 190,600 221,855 215,515 718,145 12,820
3 persons 1,982,305 1,228,505 111,735 23,645 618,420 118,410 138,985 107,440 248,125 5,465
4 persons 1,862,710 1,349,260 65,170 17,060 431,215 106,470 106,075 84,440 130,210 4,025
5 persons 728,015 532,525 23,215 6,155 166,115 40,485 40,665 36,675 46,695 1,590
6 or more persons 357,185 247,715 12,635 2,765 94,070 21,285 22,450 25,055 24,535 745
Number of persons in private households 31,072,420.0 19,310,825.0 2,030,040.0 365,585.0 9,365,975.0 1,619,175.0 1,795,885.0 1,649,055.0 4,217,425.0 84,440.0
Average number of persons in private households 2.5 2.8 1.8 2.2 2.2 2.7 2.6 2.4 1.8 2.2

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.

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Footnote 2

Includes mobile homes and other movable dwellings such as houseboats and railroad cars.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97-554-XCB2006031.

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