Data tables, 2016 Census

Value (owner-estimated) of Dwelling (16), Structural Type of Dwelling (10), Age of Primary Household Maintainer (9), Presence of Mortgage Payments (3) and Number of Bedrooms (6) for Owner Households in Non-farm, Non-reserve Private Dwellings of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data

About this variable: Age of primary household maintainer (9)

Definition

Primary household maintainer
First person in the household identified as someone who pays the rent or the mortgage, or the taxes, or the electricity bill, and so on, for the dwelling.

In the case of a household where two or more people are listed as household maintainers, the first person listed is chosen as the primary household maintainer.

The order of the persons in a household is determined by the order in which the respondent lists the persons on the questionnaire. Generally, an adult is listed first followed, if applicable, by that person's spouse or common-law partner and by their children. The order does not necessarily correspond to the proportion of household payments made by the person.

Age
'Age' refers to the age of a person (or subject) of interest at last birthday (or relative to a specified, well-defined reference date).

Values

  1. Total - Age of primary household maintainer Footnote 1
  2. 15 to 24 years
  3. 25 to 34 years
  4. 35 to 44 years
  5. 45 to 54 years
  6. 55 to 64 years
  7. 65 to 74 years
  8. 75 to 84 years
  9. 85 years and over

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Primary household maintainer - The first person in the household identified as someone who pays the rent, or the mortgage, or the taxes, or the electricity or other services or utilities for the dwelling. When more than one member of the household contributes to the payments, the first person listed is chosen as the primary household maintainer. If no person in the household is identified as making any such payments, the first person listed is selected by default.

The order of the persons in a household is determined by the order in which they are listed on the questionnaire. Generally, an adult is listed first followed, if applicable, by their spouse or common-law partner and then by their children. The order does not necessarily correspond to the proportion of household payments made by each person.

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