2901.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Census Dictionary, 2016  
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HOSD Housing Suitability
June release

Icon - DwellingsThis variable is a measure of housing utilisation based on a comparison of the number of bedrooms in a dwelling with a series of household demographics, such as the number of usual residents, their relationship to each other, age and sex. The criteria are based on the Canadian National Occupancy Standard. It can be used to identify if a dwelling is either under or over utilised. This is a new derived item for 2016.

Applicable to:Occupied private dwellings

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Four or more extra bedrooms needed
Three extra bedrooms needed
Two extra bedrooms needed
One extra bedroom needed
No bedrooms needed or spare
One bedroom spare
Two bedrooms spare
Three bedrooms spare
Four or more bedrooms spare
Unable to determine
Not stated
Not applicable

Number of categories: 12

Not applicable (@@) category comprises:

  • Unoccupied private dwellings
  • Non-private dwellings
  • Migratory, off-shore and shipping SA1s
  • Visitor only and Non-classifiable households



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