NHS questionnaires and guides

The National Household Survey was conducted in May 2011 with a sample of approximately 4.5 million households.

  • NHS: N1 questionnaire
  • NHS Guide: short version
  • NHS Guide: long version
  • NHS: N2 questionnaire

How does Statistics Canada determine what questions to ask?

The NHS questions were tested during the 2011 Census consultation process. This process informed Statistics Canada about data users' requirements and provided an assessment of the suitability of questions. It was both quantitative and qualitative in nature.

Consultation is a necessary component of content determination, because it informs Statistics Canada on continued and emerging data requirements. Testing allows for an assessment of the suitability of census questions, and is both quantitative and qualitative in nature.

For more information, please see 2011 Census public consultations and testing.

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