Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Economic family status

Release date: May 3, 2017


'Economic family status' refers to whether or not the person is a member of an economic family and, if so, his or her status in that economic family. This variable is derived from the responses to questions about the relationships among the people who live in the household.

Statistical unit(s)



Economic family status

Reported in

2016 and 2011; 2006, 2001 and 1996 (20% sample); 1991, 1986 and 1981. For availability prior to 1981, refer to Appendix 2.0.

Reported for

Population in private households

Question number(s)

Derived variable: Questions 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6


Not applicable


For more information, refer to economic family.

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