Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Marginal dwelling occupied by usual residents

Release date: February 8, 2017


An occupied private dwelling which, because it was not built, maintained or converted for year-round use, does not meet the two conditions for year-round occupancy (a source of heat or power and shelter from the elements). To be included, the marginal dwelling must be occupied by a person or a group of persons who have no other usual place of residence. Examples of occupied marginal dwellings are non-winterized cottages or cabins and unconverted barns or garages.

Statistical unit(s)

Not applicable


Not applicable

Reported in

2016,Note 1 2011,Note 1 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981Note 2

Reported for

For more information on the dwelling universe, refer to the Guide to the Census of Population, 2016.

Question number(s)

Not applicable


Not applicable


For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Usual place of residence.


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