Accommodation type of collective dwelling

Status: This standard was approved as a departmental standard on September 24, 2021.

Definition

Accommodation type refers to the lodging service provided in a dwelling where a person may reside temporarily or permanently.

Collective dwelling refers to a dwelling of a commercial, institutional, or communal nature in which a person or group of persons reside or could reside. It must provide care or services or have certain common facilities, such as a kitchen or bathroom, which are shared by the occupants. Examples include lodging or rooming houses, hotels, motels, tourist establishments, nursing homes, residences for senior citizens, hospitals, staff residences, military bases, work camps, correctional facilities and group homes.

Conformity to relevant internationally recognized standards

This standard is compatible with the recommendations for censuses contained in the United Nations "Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 3", 2017, which define 'collective living quarters' as being "intended for habitation by large groups of individuals or several households." The recommendations goes on to state "Such quarters usually have certain common facilities, such as cooking and toilet installations, baths, lounge rooms or dormitories, which are shared by the occupants."

The UN provides four upper level categories for grouping collective dwellings: hotels, rooming houses and other lodgings; institutions; camps; other; along with relevant subcategories. This standard also subdivides groupings for collective dwellings and, in accordance with recommendations in the UN Principles, includes additional categories required "for an improved appraisal of housing conditions."

This standard is also compatible with the "Conference of European Statisticians Recommendations for the 2020 Censuses of Population and Housing", 2015, which defines 'collective living dwellings' as "premises designed for habitation by large groups of individuals or several households."

Classifications

Relation to previous version

  • Accommodation type of collective dwelling September 24, 2021 to current

    The definition of the statistical unit has been modified.

  • Accommodation type of collective dwelling March 20, 2017 to September 23, 2021

    This was the recommended standard from March 20, 2017 to September 23, 2021.

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