Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Presence of mortgage payments

Release date: May 3, 2017


'Presence of mortgage payments' refers to whether an owner household makes regular mortgage or loan payments for their dwelling.

Statistical unit(s)

Owner household


Status of presence of mortgage payments

Reported in

2016 (25% sample); 2011Note 1 (30% sample); 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986 and 1981 (20% sample). For availability prior to 1981, refer to Appendix 2.0.

Reported for

Owner households in non-farm private dwellings

Question number(s)

Direct variable: Question F10a)


With mortgage; Without mortgage


See also the monthly mortgage payment definition.


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