National Household Survey (NHS)
Presence and number of children under 18 years of economic family, category
Presence and number of children under 18 years refers to whether or not children under 18 years old are present and if so how many.
In the 2011 National Household Survey, in English, 'Presence and number of children under 18 years' is referred to as 'Presence and number of children under 18'.
Economic family refers to a group of two or more persons who live in the same dwelling and are related to each other by blood, marriage, common-law or adoption. A couple may be of opposite or same sex. Foster children are included.
By definition, all persons who are members of a census family are also members of an economic family. Examples of the broader concept of economic family include the following: two co-resident census families who are related to one another are considered one economic family; co-resident siblings who are not members of a census family are considered as one economic family; and, nieces or nephews living with aunts or uncles are considered one economic family.