Survey of Household Spending (SHS)
Dwelling characteristics of household, type
Dwelling characteristics refers to the structure and state of the building, and whether it is occupied by the owner or a tenant.
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.
The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:
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