Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Regular dwelling

Release date: February 8, 2017


Regular dwelling refers to a private dwelling which meets the two conditions for year-round occupancy. It must have a source of heat or power (as evidenced by chimneys, power lines, oil or gas pipes or meters, generators, woodpiles, electric lights, heat pumps or solar panels). It must provide shelter from the elements, as evidenced by complete and enclosed walls and roof, and by doors and windows that provide protection from wind, rain and snow. These dwellings are classified into dwellings occupied by usual residents, dwellings occupied solely by foreign residents and/or by temporarily present persons, and unoccupied dwellings.

Statistical unit(s)

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Reported in

2016,Note 1 2011,Note 1 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981

Reported for

For more information on the dwelling universe, refer to the Guide to the Census of Population, 2016.

Question number(s)

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