Dictionary, Census of Population, 2021
Dwelling condition

Release date: November 17, 2021

Definition

Dwelling condition refers to whether the dwelling is in need of repairs. This does not include desirable remodelling or additions.

Statistical unit(s)

Classification(s)

Reported in

2021 and 2016 (25% sample); 2011Footnote 1 (30% sample); 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981 and 1961Footnote 2 (20% sample).

Reported for

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents

Question number(s)

Direct variable: Question E5

Responses

Regular maintenance needed; Minor repairs needed; Major repairs needed

Remarks

The 'regular maintenance needed' category includes dwellings where only regular maintenance such as painting or furnace cleaning is required.

The 'minor repairs needed' category includes dwellings needing only minor repairs such as dwellings with missing or loose floor tiles, bricks or shingles; or defective steps, railing or siding.

The 'major repairs needed' category includes dwellings needing major repairs such as dwellings with defective plumbing or electrical wiring; and dwellings needing structural repairs to walls, floors or ceilings.

Prior to 2016, 'dwelling condition' was referred to as 'condition of dwelling.'

Note(s)

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