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Topic-based tabulation: Household Type (11), Structural Type of Dwelling (10) and Housing Tenure (4) for Private Households of Census Metropolitan Areas, Tracted Census Agglomerations and Census Tracts, 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data

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Catalogue number :97-554-XCB2006025
Release date :February 19, 2008
Topic :Housing and shelter costs
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Note: Household universe

The household universe pertains to the person or the group of persons (other than temporary or foreign residents) who occupy a dwelling. Household variables are distinct from dwelling variables, in that the latter ones pertain to dwelling characteristics, not to persons occupying dwellings. For additional information, please refer to the 2006 Census Dictionary, catalogue number 92-566-XWE or 92-566-XPE.

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This table details household type , structural type of dwelling and housing tenure for private households in St. John's
Household type (11) Structural type of dwelling (10)
Total - Structural type of dwelling Single-detached house Apartment, building that has five or more storeys Movable dwellingFootnote 1 Other dwelling Semi-detached house Row house Apartment, duplex Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys Other single-attached house
Total - Household typeFootnote 2 70,660 38,375 550 285 31,450 4,040 6,145 15,095 5,880 285
Family households 51,495 32,435 140 220 18,695 2,850 4,340 9,490 1,820 190
One family only householdsFootnote 3 47,450 29,890 135 220 17,205 2,595 4,040 8,675 1,720 175
Couple family householdsFootnote 4 39,395 26,885 120 145 12,245 1,745 2,465 6,700 1,180 155
Without children 16,455 10,450 120 60 5,820 755 1,065 3,040 895 60
With children 22,945 16,435 0 85 6,425 985 1,400 3,665 280 95
Lone-parent family households 8,050 3,005 15 75 4,960 850 1,570 1,975 540 20
Other family householdsFootnote 5 4,045 2,550 0 0 1,495 260 300 815 105 15
Non-family households 19,165 5,940 410 60 12,750 1,190 1,805 5,605 4,055 95
One person households 15,785 5,100 390 50 10,240 910 1,510 4,230 3,510 85
Two or more person households 3,385 835 20 10 2,510 280 295 1,375 550 15


Footnote 1

Includes mobile homes and other movable dwellings such as houseboats and railroad cars.

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Footnote 2

Household type
Part A - Plain language definition
Category to which a person living alone or a group of persons occupying the same dwelling belong. There are two categories: non-family households and family households.
A non-family household consists either of one person living alone or of two or more persons who share a dwelling, but do not constitute a family.
Family households are divided into two subcategories: one-family households and multiple-family households.
A one-family household consists of a single family (e.g., a couple with or without children). A multiple-family household is made up of two or more families occupying the same dwelling.
Part B - Detailed definition
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.
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

Refers to households that consist solely of one census family without additional persons. In 2001, this category was called 'One-family households' and also included census families with additional persons.

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Footnote 4

Refers to households with opposite-sex or same-sex couples.

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Footnote 5

Refers to one-census family households with additional persons and to multiple-census family households, with or without additional persons. In 2001, this category was called 'Multiple-family households' and did not include one-family households with additional persons.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97-554-XCB2006025.


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