National Household Survey (NHS)
Type of private household, category
Type refers to a general character, form, or a characteristic that distinguishes a particular group or class of things.
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, 'Type of private household' is referred to as 'Household Type'.