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A conventional dwelling is a room or suite of rooms and its accessories in a permanent building or structurally separated part thereof which, by the way it has been built, rebuilt or converted, is intended for habitation by one household and is not, at the time of the census, used wholly for other purposes.

It should have a separate access to a street (direct or via a garden or grounds) or to a common space within the building (staircase, passage, gallery and so on).

Examples of dwellings are houses, flats, and suites of rooms and so forth.

Source Publication:
Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 1, United Nations, New York, 1998, para. 2.333.

Statistical Theme: Demographic and population statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Friday, April 25, 2003