Dictionary, Census of Population, 2021
Figure 2.1
Dwelling categories

Release date: November 17, 2021

Description for Figure 2.1

Figure 2.1, titled "Dwelling categories," this figure shows the breakdown of the 2021 dwelling categories. Dwellings are broken down into the collective dwelling and private dwelling categories.

The collective dwelling category is further broken down into the institutional dwelling and non‑institutional dwelling categories. The institutional dwelling category is further divided into three sub‑categories: occupied by usual residents, occupied by foreign residents or temporarily present persons, and unoccupied.

The non‑institutional dwelling category is further divided into three sub‑categories: occupied by usual residents, occupied by foreign residents or temporarily present persons, and unoccupied.

The private dwelling category is further broken down into the regular dwelling and marginal dwelling categories. The regular dwelling category is further divided into three sub‑categories: occupied by usual residents, occupied by foreign residents or temporarily present persons, and unoccupied.

The marginal dwelling category is further specified as occupied by usual residents.

Note: Data for unoccupied dwellings and dwellings occupied solely by foreign residents or temporarily present persons are not published.

Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Population, 2021.

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