Household, private

Part A - Short definition:

Person or group of persons occupying the same dwelling.

Part B - Detailed definition:

Refers to a person or a group of persons (other than foreign residents) who occupy a private dwelling and do not have a usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada.

Census years:

2011, 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1976, 1971, 1966, 1961

Reported for:

Private households

Question number(s):

Not applicable


Not applicable


See the definition Household outside Canada.

The number of private households is equal to the number of occupied private dwellings in the 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981 and 1976 censuses (see the definition Dwelling, private, occupied by usual residents in the Dwelling universe section).

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