Shelter Cost Survey

Detailed information for 1990

Status:

Inactive

Frequency:

One Time

Record number:

3507

This statistical activity is a cost recovery survey, funded in part by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. The data is used to measure the adequacy and affordability of housing in Canada.

Data release - 1991

Description

This statistical activity is a cost recovery survey, funded in part by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. The data is used to measure the adequacy and affordability of housing in Canada.

Subjects

  • Families, households and housing
  • Household spending and savings
  • Housing and dwelling characteristics
  • Income, pensions, spending and wealth

Data sources and methodology

Sampling

This is a sample survey.

The sample for the 1990 Shetter Cost Survey used 4/6 of the March 1991 Labour Force Survey (LFS) (SDDS ID 3701) sample plus sample Augmentation in Newfoundland, PEI, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. . Linkage with the Survey of Consumer Finance (SCF) (SDDS ID 3502) in April of 1991, and the Household Facilities and Equipment Survey (HFE) (SDDS IS 3505) in May of 1991 was carried out. Questionnaires were completed by telephone interview unless a personal interview was required for LFS interviewing procedures.

Estimation

The estimation of population characteristics from a survey is based on the premise that each sampled unit represents in addition to itself, a certain number of unsampled units in the population. A simple survey weight is attached to each record in the sample to reflect this representation. The primary component of this weight is the inverse of the sampling ratio. For more details, see the publications.

Quality evaluation

See user guide in catalogue 62-201. The nature of the subject matter (repair and renovation) lends itself to the problem of extreme values that greatly influence aggregates, averages and standard errors.

Disclosure control

Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects that could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Various confidentiality rules are applied to all data that are released or published to prevent the publication or disclosure of any information deemed confidential. If necessary, data are suppressed to prevent direct or residual disclosure of identifiable data.

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