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.