Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
'Shelter cost' refers to the average monthly total of all shelter expenses paid by households that own or rent their dwelling.
Shelter costs for owner households include, where applicable, mortgage payments, property taxes and condominium fees, along with the costs of electricity, heat, water and other municipal services. For renter households, shelter costs include, where applicable, the rent and the costs of electricity, heat, water and other municipal services.
2016 (25% sample); 2011Note 1 (30% sample); 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986Note 2 and 1981Note 3 (20% sample).
Owner and renter households in non-farm private dwellings
Derived variable: Questions F8a), b), c), F9a), F10a), c) and e)
Prior to 2016, the term 'shelter cost' was referred to as 'owner's major payments' for owner households and 'gross rent' for tenant households.
In 2016, the name of the concept 'shelter cost' has changed in French.