National Household Survey (NHS) Dictionary - Complete A to Z index

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A

Aboriginal ancestry
Aboriginal group
Aboriginal identity
Activities of daily living
Adjusted after-tax income for economic families and persons not in economic families
Adjusted after-tax income of households
Adjusted income for economic families and persons not in economic families
Adjusted market income of households
Adjusted total income of households
After-tax income
After-tax income of census families
After-tax income of economic families
After-tax income of households
Age
Age at immigration
Annual payment for electricity
Annual payment for fuels
Annual payment for water and other municipal services
Annual property taxes
Area of residence - Inuit Nunangat
Area of residence - On reserve
Attendance at school
Average income of families or persons not in families
Average income of households
Average income of individuals

B

Bedrooms
Benefits from Canada Pension Plan or Quebec Pension Plan
Benefits from Employment Insurance

C

Census division of current residence
Census family
Census family composition
Census family status
Census family structure
Census family total income
Census farm
Census subdivision of current residence
Child benefits
Child care expenses paid
Child or spousal support payments
Citizenship
Class of worker
Common-law status
Commuting distance
Commuting duration
Commuting type
Composition of income
Condition of dwelling
Condominium fees
Condominium status

D

Date of birth
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry
Disposable income for the MBM
Dividends, interest on bonds, deposits and savings certificates, and other investment income
Dwelling, private, occupied by usual residents

E

Earner or employment income recipient
Earnings or employment income
Economic family
Economic family status
Economic family structure
Economic family total income
Employed
Employment rate
Ethnic origin
Experienced labour force

F

Farm operator
First official language spoken
Full-time or part-time weeks worked in 2010

G

Generation status
Government transfer payments

H

Highest certificate, diploma or degree
Home language
Home language - Part A
Home language - Part B
Hours worked for pay or in self-employment
Household living arrangements
Household maintainer
Household size
Household total income
Household type
Housing suitability
Household, private

I

Immigrant status
Income decile group
Income status
Income tax paid
Incorporation status
Industry (based on the North American Industry Classification System [NAICS] 2007)
Inexperienced labour force
Introduction to the family universe
Introduction to the geography universe
Introduction to the population in private households universe
Introduction to the private dwellings occupied by usual residents universe
Introduction to the private households universe

K

Knowledge of non-official languages
Knowledge of official languages

L

Labour force
Labour force status
Labour force status (based on 1971 concepts)
Language of work
Legal marital status
Location of study
Location of study compared with province or territory of residence
Looked for paid work in past four weeks (full- or part-time work)
Low-income after-tax cut-offs (LICO-AT)
Low-income before-tax cut-offs (LICO-BT)
Low-income gap
Low-income measure after tax (LIM-AT)
Low-income measure before tax (LIM-BT)
Low-income measure of market income (LIM-MI)

M

Major field of study - International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) and Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Canada concordances
Major field of study (based on the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Canada 2000, historical)
Major field of study (based on the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Canada 2011)
Major source of income
Marital status
Market Basket Measure MBM
Market income
Membership in a First Nation or Indian band
Mobility 1 - Census division of residence 1 year ago
Mobility 1 - Census metropolitan area or census agglomeration of residence 1 year ago
Mobility 1 - Census subdivision of residence 1 year ago
Mobility 1 - Census subdivision type of residence 1 year ago
Mobility 1 - Components of migration (in and out)
Mobility 1 - Country of residence 1 year ago
Mobility 1 - Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago
Mobility 1 - Province or territory of residence 1 year ago
Mobility 1 - Statistical Area Classification of residence 1 year ago
Mobility 5 - Census division of residence 5 years ago
Mobility 5 - Census metropolitan area or census agglomeration of residence 5 years ago
Mobility 5 - Census subdivision of residence 5 years ago
Mobility 5 - Census subdivision type of residence 5 years ago
Mobility 5 - Components of migration (in and out)
Mobility 5 - Country of residence 5 years ago
Mobility 5 - Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility 5 - Province or territory of residence 5 years ago
Mobility 5 - Statistical Area Classification of residence 5 years ago
Mode of transportation
Monthly mortgage payment
Mother tongue

N

Net capital gains or losses
Net farm income
Net non-farm income from unincorporated business or professional practice
New job to start in four weeks or less from reference week
Non-discretionary spending for the MBM
Not in the labour force
Number of persons per room

O

Occupation (based on the National Occupational Classification - Statistics [NOC–S] 2006)
Occupation (based on the National Occupational Classification [NOC] 2011)
Old Age Security pension and Guaranteed Income Supplement
On temporary lay-off or absent from job or business
Other income from government sources
Other money income
Owner's major payments

P

Participation rate
Period of construction
Period of immigration
Place of birth of father
Place of birth of mother
Place of birth of respondent
Place of work status
Population group
Postsecondary certificates, diplomas and degrees, types obtained
Presence of children
Prevalence of low income
Primary household maintainer
Property taxes included in mortgage payments
Province or territory of current residence

R

Reasons unable to start a job
Registered or Treaty Indian status
Relationship to household reference person (Person 1)
Religion
Rent, gross
Rent, monthly cash
Retirement pensions, superannuation and annuities, including those from RRSPs and RRIFs
Rooms
Rural farm population

S

Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalent
Self-employment net income
Severity of low income
Sex
Shelter-cost-to-income ratio
Structural type of dwelling
Subsidized housing

T

Tenure
Total income
Total income plus net capital gains or losses
Time arriving at work
Time leaving for work

U

Unemployed
Unemployment rate
Usual place of residence

V

Value of dwelling
Vehicle occupancy
Visible minority

W

Wages and salaries
Weeks worked in 2010
When last worked for pay or in self-employment
Work activity in 2010
Workplace location

Y

Year of immigration

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