Data tables, 2016 Census

Housing Suitability (6), Tenure (4), Number of Persons per Room (5), Number of Rooms (12), Number of Bedrooms (6), Household Type Including Census Family Structure (16) and Household Size (8) for Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data

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This table details housing suitability , tenure , number of persons per room , number of rooms , number of bedrooms , household type including census family structure and household size for private households in Canada
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Housing suitability (6) Tenure (4)
Total - Tenure Owner Renter Band housing
Total - Housing suitability 14,072,080 9,541,320 4,474,530 56,230
Suitable 13,376,345 9,280,905 4,053,655 41,785
Not suitable 695,730 260,415 420,875 14,440
One bedroom shortfall 563,950 210,400 345,405 8,155
Two bedroom shortfall 102,285 38,060 60,610 3,620
Three or more bedroom shortfall 29,495 11,955 14,865 2,665


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not available for a specific reference period


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not applicable


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suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act


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too unreliable to be published



Footnote 1

Number of persons per room - Refers to an indicator of the level of crowding in a private dwelling. It is calculated by dividing the number of persons in the household by the number of rooms in the dwelling.

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Footnote 2

For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Household type; Census family structure.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016223.

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