2901.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Census Dictionary, 2016  
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A household is defined as one or more persons, at least one of whom is at least 15 years of age, usually resident in the same private dwelling.

Under this definition, all occupants of a dwelling form a household and complete one form.

Therefore, for Census purposes, the total number of households is equal to the total number of occupied private dwellings as a Census form is completed for each household from which dwelling information for the household is obtained.

See also Family, Group household, Household Composition (HHCD), Indigenous Household Indicator (INGDWTD), Lone person household, Relationship Between Families (FRLF), Tenure Type (TEND).

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