Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Household outside Canada

Release date: May 3, 2017


Refers to a person or a group of persons residing together outside Canada on government, military or diplomatic postings.

Statistical unit(s)

Not applicable


Not applicable

Reported in

2016, 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1976, 1971, 1966, 1961

Reported for

For more information on the household universe, refer to the Guide to the Census of Population, 2016.

Question number(s)

Not applicable


Not applicable


In 1971, the term 'households abroad' was used. Prior to the 1971 Census, these households were included in the count of private households, and housing data were imputed to them. In 1971, they were included in the count of private households to which housing data were not imputed. Since 1976, both households outside Canada and their dwellings have been excluded from the counts of private households and occupied private dwellings.

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