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'.

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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