National Household Survey (NHS)

Size of private household, count

Size refers to the number of persons or things in the statistical unit or to its physical dimensions.

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.

In the 2011 National Household Survey, 'Size of private household' is referred to as 'Household size'.

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

  • 'Number of persons (one or more)' is expressed as a number ranging from one to the maximum number on the file.
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