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2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Household Income in 2010 (38), Household Type (9) and Selected Household Characteristics (18) for Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey

About this variable: Selected household characteristics (18)


Household size

Part A - Short definition
Not applicable

Part B - Detailed definition
Refers to the number of usual residents in a private household.


  1. Total - Private households Footnote 1
  2. 1 person
  3. 2 persons
  4. 3 persons
  5. 4 persons
  6. 5 persons
  7. 6 or more persons
  8. Total - Number of earners Footnote 8
  9. No earners
  10. 1 earner
  11. 2 earners
  12. 3 or more earners
  13. Total - Number of persons aged less than 18 years Footnote 13
  14. None
  15. 1 person or more
  16. 1 person
  17. 2 persons
  18. 3 or more persons


Footnote 1

Household, private - Refers to a person or a group of persons (other than foreign residents) who occupy the same private dwelling and do not have a usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada. Household members who are temporarily absent on May 10, 2011 (e.g., temporarily residing elsewhere) are considered as part of their usual household. Every person is a member of one and only one household.

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Footnote 8

Earner or employment income recipient - Refers to a person aged 15 years and over who received wages and salaries, net income from a non-farm unincorporated business and/or professional practice, and/or net farm self-employment income during calendar year 2010.

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Footnote 13

Persons aged less than 18 years may be of any economic family status.
Age - Refers to the age at last birthday before the reference date, that is, before May 10, 2011.

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