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HOUSING UNIT

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French Equivalent: Unité d'habitation

Definition:
A housing unit is a separate and independent place of abode intended for habitation by a single household, or one not intended for habitation but occupied as living quarters by a household at the time of the census. Thus it may be an occupied or vacant dwelling, an occupied mobile or improvised housing unit or any other place occupied as living quarters by a household at the time of the census. This category includes housing of various levels of permanency and acceptability.

Source Publication:
Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 1, United Nations, New York, 1998, para. 2.330.

Statistical Theme: Demographic and population statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, April 29, 2003