Dictionary, Census of Population, 2021
Presence of mortgage payments

Release date: November 17, 2021


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

Statistical unit(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

Owner households in non-farm private dwellings

Question number(s)

Direct variable: Question E9a)


With mortgage; Without mortgage


See also the monthly mortgage payment definition.


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