Shelter cost of private household

Status: This was the recommended standard from September 11, 2013 to March 23, 2016.

Definition

Shelter cost refers to the average monthly total of all shelter expenses paid by a private household.

For owner households, shelter cost includes, where applicable, the mortgage payment, the costs of electricity, heat, water and other municipal services, property taxes and condominium fees. For tenant households, shelter cost includes, where applicable, the monthly rent and the costs of electricity, heat, water and other municipal services.

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.

Classifications

Relation to previous version

  • Shelter cost of private household September 14, 2022 to current

    The definition of shelter cost has been modified.

  • Shelter cost of private household August 25, 2021 to September 13, 2022

    The definition of shelter cost has been modified to include households living in a dwelling provided by the local government, First Nation or Indian band.

  • Shelter cost of private household March 24, 2016 to August 24, 2021

    This standard replaces the recommended standard 'Shelter cost of private household'. The name of the concept "shelter cost" has changed in French. The definition of shelter cost has been modified and the shelter cost classification has been replaced by a measurement section.

  • Shelter cost of private household September 11, 2013 to March 23, 2016

    This was the recommended standard from September 11, 2013 to March 23, 2016.

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