2011 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations

Topic-based tabulation: Selected Collective Dwelling and Population Characteristics (52) and Type of Collective Dwelling (17) for the Population in Collective Dwellings of Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2011 Census

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General information

Catalogue number :
Release date :
September 19, 2012
Topic :
Structural type of dwelling and collectives
Variables :
  1. Geography Geographic Index
  2. Selected collective dwelling and population characteristics (52)
  3. Type of collective dwelling (17)


Note: Population universe

The population universe (target population) of the 2011 Census includes the following groups: Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants (permanent residents) who: 1) have a usual place of residence in Canada; 2) are abroad either on a military base or attached to a diplomatic mission; or 3) are at sea or in port aboard merchant vessels under Canadian registry or Canadian government vessels. Since 1991, the target population also includes persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who are claiming refugee status, who hold study permits, or who hold work permits, plus family members living with them; for census purposes, this group is referred to as non-permanent residents. The population universe does not include foreign residents.

Note: Classification of collective dwellings

The classification of collective dwellings during census enumeration has evolved over time. When attempting to make historical comparison, it is important to refer the census definitions for the census year in question. In some cases, users should aggregate collective types before making historical comparisons. Furthermore, Statistics Canada 2011 Census classifications are not expected to always agree with classifications used in administrative data or other sources, since the facilities are classified by the type and level of services offered, rather than by their name or official status. In addition, census data are not collected for foreign residents and/or temporarily present persons while these residents may be included in administrative data sources.

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