Dwelling Classification Survey

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The main purpose of the Dwelling Classification Survey is to collect information about occupancy status (i.e., whether or not a dwelling was occupied) on Census Day (May 11, 2021). This information is then used to evaluate the quality of data collected during the Census of Population.

Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Collection periods:
June 14 to July 30, 2021
Collection methods:
Personal interview with paper questionnaire
Survey participation:
Mandatory under the Statistics Act
  • Block Information Confidentiality


    Data are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19. Your information will be kept strictly confidential.

  • Block Information Record linkage

    Record linkage

    To enhance the data from this survey and reduce response burden, Statistics Canada may combine the information you provide with data from other surveys or administrative sources.

  • Block Information Topics covered in the survey

    Topics covered in the survey

    The survey asks questions about

    On Census Day:

    • dwelling occupancy status
    • dwelling type
    • the number of usual residents and their sex and age.
  • For more information about this survey (questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods used): survey number 3903
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