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Household, private

Part A - Short definition:

Not applicable

Part B - Detailed definition:

Refers to a person or a group of persons (other than foreign residents) who occupy the same private dwelling and do not have a usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada. Household members who are temporarily absent on May 10, 2011 (e.g., temporarily residing elsewhere) are considered as part of their usual household. Every person is a member of one and only one household.

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Not applicable

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See Figure 1.8 for an illustration of the private households universe and subuniverses.

The number of private households is equal to the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents.

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