Survey of Household Spending (SHS)

Household equipment of household, type

Household equipment refers to the dwelling characteristics including the type of dwelling, its condition and the number of bedrooms or bathroom. It also indicates whether it is rented or owned, with or without mortgage. And it includes a list of equipment available for the household whether they are electronic devices or vehicles.

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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