Topics, 2021 Census
Type of dwelling

Release date: April 27, 2022 Updated on: October 26, 2022

The 2021 Census of Population Program offers a wide range of analysis, data, reference and geographical information according to topics (subjects) that paint a portrait of Canada and its population.

2021 Census of Population products by type: Type of dwelling

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Title:Census Profile, 2021: Age, sex at birth and gender and Type of dwelling

Profile of a community or region: 98-316-X2021001

Description: This profile presents information from the 2021 Census of Population for various levels of geography, including provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas, communities and census tracts.

Data product

Title:Data tables: Type of Dwelling


Description: This series of cross-tabulations presents a portrait of Canada. It ranges in complexity and is available for various levels of geography.

Data product

Title:Focus on Geography Series: Type of dwelling

Profile of a community or region: 98-404-X2021001

Description: Focusing on a selected geographic area, this product presents data highlights, through text, tables and figures, for each of the major releases of the 2021 Census.

Data product

Title:Census Program Data Viewer: Age, sex at birth and gender and Type of dwelling

Interactive dashboard: 98-507-X2021001

Description: The Census Program Data Viewer (CPDV) is a web-based data visualization tool that makes statistical information more interpretable by presenting key indicators in a statistical dashboard. Users can click and zoom in on a map of Canada or the user can search by place name or postal codeOM. The CPDV displays the appropriate thematic map showing boundaries and other features. Results can be exported (CSV or XLSX) or, the user can share their customized dashboard by a link.

Data product

Title:Data quality tables, 2021 Census of Population


Description: These tables present data quality indicators for the Census of Population. Data quality indicators are available for various levels of geography, most questions on the Census of Population questionnaires and other key variables of the Census of Population.

Data product

Title:2021 Census key indicators: Type of dwelling

Key indicators

Description: The key indicators provide a quick snapshot of census data highlights by topic.

Data product

Title:In the midst of high job vacancies and historically low unemployment, Canada faces record retirements from an aging labour force: number of seniors aged 65 and older grows six times faster than children 0-14

The Daily

Description: The working age population (15 to 64 years) has never been older. More than one in five individuals in this population is close to retirement (55 to 64 years), an all-time high in the history of Canadian censuses. From 2016 to 2021, the number of persons aged 65 or older rose 18% to 7.0 million. Today, they represent nearly one in five Canadians (19.0%), up from 16.9% in 2016.

Analytical product

Title:Type of Dwelling Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-500-X2021001

Description: This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret type of dwelling data from the 2021 Census.

Reference material

Title:Dictionary, Census of Population, 2021

Dictionary: 98-301-X2021001

Description: The Census Dictionary is a reference document which contains detailed definitions of Census of Population concepts, variables, and geographic terms, as well as historical information.

Reference material

Title:Guide to the Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-304-X2021001

Description: This reference document provides an overview of the Census of Population content determination, collection, processing, data quality assessment and data dissemination.

Reference material


Map: 92-142-X2021001

Description: This interactive mapping application makes it easy to find many places in Canada, see them on a map, and get basic geographic and demographic data for those places.

Geography product

Type of dwelling information from previous censuses

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