Dictionary, Census of Population, 2021
Mobility status, five years

Release date: November 17, 2021


Mobility status, five years refers to the status of a person with regard to the place of residence on the reference day in relation to the place of residence on the same date five years earlier.

Statistical unit(s)


Reported in

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

Reported for

Population aged 5 years and over residing in Canada, in private households

Question number(s)

Derived variable: Question 32


Not applicable


Not applicable


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