Data tables, 2016 Census

Housing Indicators (5), Tenure Including Presence of Mortgage Payments and Subsidized Housing (7), Age of Primary Household Maintainer (9), Household Type Including Census Family Structure (9) and Household Size (8) for Owner and Tenant Households With Household Total Income Greater Than Zero 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: Household type including census family structure (9)


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 including census family structure Footnote 1
  2. Census family households
  3. One-census-family households without additional persons
  4. One couple census family without other persons in the household
  5. Without children
  6. With children
  7. One lone-parent census family without other persons in the household
  8. Other census family households Footnote 8
  9. Non-census-family households


Footnote 1

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

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Footnote 8

One-census-family households with additional persons and multiple-census-family households.

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