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2011 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations

Structural Type of Dwelling (10), Age Groups (21) and Sex (3) for the Population in Occupied Private Dwellings of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2011 Census

About this variable: Structural type of dwelling (10)


Structural type of dwelling

Part A - Short definition
Characteristics that define a dwelling's structure, for example, the characteristics of a single-detached house, a semi-detached house, a row house, or an apartment or flat in a duplex.

Part B - Detailed definition
Refers to the structural characteristics and/or dwelling configuration, that is, whether the dwelling is a single-detached house, an apartment in a high-rise building, a row house, a mobile home, etc.


  1. Total - Structural type of dwelling
  2. Single-detached house
  3. Apartment, building that has five or more storeys
  4. Movable dwelling Footnote 4
  5. Other dwelling Footnote 5
  6. Semi-detached house
  7. Row house
  8. Apartment, duplex
  9. Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys
  10. Other single-attached house


Footnote 4

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

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Footnote 5

The category 'Other dwelling' is a subtotal of the following categories: semi-detached house, row house, apartment or flat in a duplex, apartment in a building that has fewer than five storeys and other single-attached house.

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