Dictionary, Census of Population, 2021
Renter household

Release date: November 17, 2021


Renter household refers to private households where no member of the household owns their dwelling. The dwelling is considered to be rented even if no cash rent is paid.

Statistical unit(s)


Reported in

2021 and 2016 (25% sample); 2011Footnote 1 (30% sample); 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986Footnote 2 and 1981Footnote 3 (20% sample). For availability prior to 1981, refer to Appendix 2.1.

Reported for

Renter households in private dwellings

Question number(s)

Derived variable: Questions E1 and E1b)


Not applicable


For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Private household and Tenure.


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