Data tables, 2016 Census

Low-income Measures (2), Household Low-income Status (5) and Household Type(5) for Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2016 Census - 100% Data

About this variable: Household type (5)


Household type

'Household type' refers to the differentiation of households on the basis of whether they are census family households or non-census-family households. Census family households are those that contain at least one census family. Non-census-family households are either one person living alone or a group of two or more persons who live together but do not constitute a census family. Census family households may be differentiated based on the presence of additional persons (that is, persons not in a census family).


  1. Total - Household type Footnote 1
  2. One-person households
  3. Households of two or more persons
  4. One-census-family households without additional persons
  5. Other households of two or more persons Footnote 5


Footnote 1

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

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Footnote 5

One-census-family households with additional persons, multiple-census-family households and two-or-more person non-census-family households.

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