National Household Survey (NHS)

Persons per room of private household, range

Persons per room refers to an indicator of the level of crowding in a private dwelling. It is calculated by dividing the number of persons in the household by the number of rooms in the dwelling.

Private 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 household universe is divided into two sub-universes on the basis of whether the household is occupying a collective dwelling or a private dwelling. The latter is a private household.

The data for this variable are reported using the following measurements:

  • 'Persons per room' is expressed as a number ranging from 0 to the highest number on the file.
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