Dictionary, Census of Population, 2021
Period of construction

Release date: November 17, 2021

Definition

Period of construction refers to the period in time during which the building or dwelling was originally constructed.

This refers to the period in which the building was completed, not the time of any later remodeling, additions or conversions.

For properties having multiple residential structures, this refers to the period in which the most recent structure was completed.

Statistical unit(s)

Classification(s)

Reported in

2021 and 2016 (25% sample); 2011Footnote 1 (30% sample); 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986 and 1981 (20% sample). For availability prior to 1981, refer to Appendix 2.1.

Reported for

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents

Question number(s)

Direct variable: Question E4

Responses

1920 or before; 1921 to 1945; 1946 to 1960; 1961 to 1970; 1971 to 1980; 1981 to 1990; 1991 to 1995; 1996 to 2000; 2001 to 2005; 2006 to 2010; 2011 to 2015; 2016 to 2020; 2021Footnote 2

Remarks

This refers to the period in which the building was completed, not the time of any later remodelling, additions or conversions. Respondents were asked to indicate the period of construction, to the best of their knowledge.

Note(s)

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