National Household Survey (NHS)

Household living arrangements of person, category

Household living arrangements refers to whether or not the person lives with another person or persons and, if so, whether or not he or she is related to that person or persons. This is a derived variable. It is derived from the responses to questions about the relationships among the people who live in the household.

In the 2011 National Household Survey, household living arrangements also refers to whether or not the person is living in a household that contains at least one census family, and whether or not he or she is a member of a census family. Persons not in census families are further classified as living with relatives, living with non-relatives (only) or living alone.

Person refers to an individual and is the unit of analysis for most social statistics programs.

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

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