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Owner's major payments

Part A - Short definition:

Not applicable

Part B - Detailed definition:

Average monthly total of all shelter expenses paid by households that own their dwelling. The owner's major payments include, where applicable, the mortgage payment, the costs of electricity, heat, water and other municipal services, property taxes and condominium fees.

Reported in:


Reported for:

Private households in owner-occupied non-farm dwellings

Question number(s):

Derived variable: Questions E8(a), (b), (c), E10(a), (c) and (e)


Dollar value


The term shelter costs refers to 'Owner's major payments' for owner households and 'Gross rent' for tenant households.

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