2901.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Census Dictionary, 2016  
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2016 Census Dictionary >> Glossary >> Dwelling non-response

Dwelling non-response

Dwelling non-response occurs when a private dwelling was identified as occupied on Census night but a Census form was not returned.

The dwelling non-response rate is calculated by dividing the number of non-responding dwellings by all private dwellings identified as occupied on Census night, and is expressed as a percentage.

Dwelling non-response rate =
All non-responding occupied private dwellings x100
Total of all occupied private dwellings

The dwelling non-response rate excludes non-private dwellings.

See also Item non-response, Person non-response.

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