Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Household

Release date: May 3, 2017

Definition

Household refers to a person or group of persons who occupy the same dwelling and do not have a usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada or abroad. The dwelling may be either a collective dwelling or a private dwelling. The household may consist of a family group such as a census family, of two or more families sharing a dwelling, of a group of unrelated persons or of a person living alone. Household members who are temporarily absent on reference day are considered part of their usual household.

Statistical unit(s)

Not applicable

Classification(s)

Not applicable

Reported in

2016, 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1976, 1971, 1966, 1961

Reported for

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

Question number(s)

Not applicable

Responses

Not applicable

Remarks

For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Private household, Collective household and Household outside Canada.

Unless otherwise specified, all data in census products are for private households only.

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