2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Age Groups of Primary Household Maintainer (13), Household Mobility Status 5 Years Ago (5), Household Total Income Groups in 2010 (11), Condominium Status (3), Number of Rooms (11) and Household Type (17) for Owner-households in Private Dwellings of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey

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This table details age groups of primary household maintainer , household mobility status 5 years ago , household total income groups in 2010 , condominium status , number of rooms and household type for owner-households in private dwellings in CanadaFootnote 3
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 4 = 26.1 %
Age groups of primary household maintainer (13) Household mobility status 5 years ago (5)
Total - Household mobility status 5 years agoFootnote 5 Non-mover households Mover households Within the same census subdivisionFootnote 6 Not within the same census subdivisionFootnote 7
Total - Age groups of primary household maintainerFootnote 8 9,185,845 6,603,480 2,582,370 1,513,075 1,069,290
Under 25 years 109,285 21,385 87,900 52,715 35,180
25 to 29 years 380,705 69,000 311,700 191,755 119,945
30 to 34 years 622,095 207,910 414,185 251,185 162,995
35 to 39 years 756,975 386,255 370,720 221,275 149,445
40 to 44 years 894,305 575,405 318,895 191,820 127,075
45 to 49 years 1,106,830 818,885 287,950 174,710 113,240
50 to 54 years 1,152,970 919,845 233,125 136,835 96,290
55 to 59 years 1,045,050 862,600 182,450 100,965 81,485
60 to 64 years 928,445 784,510 143,940 70,800 73,140
65 to 69 years 702,670 608,895 93,765 44,875 48,890
70 to 74 years 531,230 473,105 58,130 30,255 27,870
75 years and over 955,295 875,680 79,615 45,885 33,730

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

Household total income - The total income of a household is the sum of the total incomes of all members of that household.

Total income - Total income refers to monetary receipts from certain sources, before income taxes and deductions, during calendar year 2010. It includes employment income from wages, salaries, tips, commissions and net income from self-employment (for both unincorporated farm and non-farm activities); income from government sources, such as social assistance, child benefits, employment insurance, Old Age Security pension, Canada or Quebec pension plan benefits and disability income; income from employer and personal pension sources, such as private pensions and payments from annuities and RRIFs; income from investment sources, such as dividends and interest on bonds, accounts, GICs and mutual funds; and other regular cash income, such as child support payments received, spousal support payments (alimony) received and scholarships. The monetary receipts included are those that tend to be of a regular and recurring nature. It excludes one-time receipts, such as lottery winnings, gambling winnings, cash inheritances, lump sum insurance settlements, capital gains and RRSP withdrawals. Capital gains are excluded because they are not by their nature regular and recurring. It is further assumed that they are less likely to be fully spent in the period in which they are received, unlike income that is regular and recurring. Also excluded are employer's contributions to registered pension plans, Canada and Quebec pension plans, and employment insurance. Finally, voluntary inter-household transfers, imputed rent, goods and services produced for barter, and goods produced for own consumption are excluded from this total income definition.

Median income of households - The median income of a specified group of households is that amount which divides their income size distribution, ranked by size of income, into two halves. That is, the incomes of the first half of the households are below the median, while those of the second half are above the median. Median incomes of households are normally calculated for all units in the specified group, whether or not they reported income.

Average income of households - Average income of households refers to the weighted mean total income of households in 2010. Average income is calculated from unrounded data by dividing the aggregate income of a specified group of households (for example, two person households) by the number of households in that specific group, whether or not they reported income.

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Household type - Refers to the basic division of private households into family and non-family households. Family household refers to a household that contains at least one census family, that is, a married couple with or without children, or a couple living common law with or without children, or a lone parent living with one or more children (lone-parent family). One-family household refers to a single census family (with or without other persons) that occupies a private dwelling. Multiple-family household refers to a household in which two or more census families (with or without additional persons) occupy the same private dwelling. Family households may also be divided based on the presence of persons not in a census family.
Non-family household refers to either one person living alone in a private dwelling or to a group of two or more people who share a private dwelling, but who do not constitute a census family.

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Footnote 3

Excludes National Household Survey data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.

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Footnote 4

For the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) estimates, the global non-response rate (GNR) is used as an indicator of data quality. This indicator combines complete non-response (household) and partial non-response (question) into a single rate. The value of the GNR is presented to users. A smaller GNR indicates a lower risk of non-response bias and as a result, lower risk of inaccuracy. The threshold used for estimates' suppression is a GNR of 50% or more. For more information, please refer to the National Household Survey User Guide, 2011.

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Footnote 5

Refers to the status of a household with regard to the usual place of residence of household members on the reference day, May 10, 2011, in relation to their usual place of residence on the same date five years earlier. Non-mover households are households where at least one member was living at the same address from the one at which they resided five year earlier. Mover households are households where all members (except those not yet born) were living at a different address from the one at which they resided five year earlier.

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Footnote 6

Includes mover households where at least one member was living within the same census subdivision five years earlier.

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Footnote 7

Includes mover households where all members were not living within the same census subdivision five years earlier.

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Footnote 8

Primary household maintainer - The first person in the household identified as being a household maintainer.

The order of the persons in a household is determined by the order in which the respondent lists the persons on the questionnaire. Generally, an adult is listed first followed, if applicable, by that person's spouse or common-law partner and by their children. The order does not necessarily correspond to the proportion of household payments made by the person.

Age - Refers to the age at last birthday before the reference date, that is, before May 10, 2011.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-014-X2011029.

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