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2011 National Household Survey announcement: Income and Housing

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Released: 2013-08-07

On Wednesday, August 14, 2013, Statistics Canada will release the third and final set of data from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS). The release focuses on income, earnings, housing and shelter costs. It also features two analytical reports.

The first report will provide an overview of income in Canada, including income composition, the breakdown of income from private and public sources as well as individual and family characteristics. The report will also examine income across a spectrum of variables such as total income level, self-employment, province/territory and age.

The second report will provide an analysis of homeownership in Canada. It will focus on a number of topics including shelter costs and affordability, as well as housing market activity over the previous five years.

Three companion reports will also be available. They will present information on condominium dwellings, low-income neighbourhoods as well as the education and occupation of high-income earners in Canada.

Various products and services will be found on the 2011 National Household Survey website. For example, data on income, earnings, housing and shelter costs will be available for standard geographic areas, through the NHS Data Tables and NHS Profile.

Specific information on the quality of NHS data on income, earnings, housing and shelter costs as well as explanations of concepts, classifications, questions and comparability with other data sources will be found in the series of reference guides for the topics being released.

Other reference materials will include the National Household Survey Dictionary, which provides definitions of NHS concepts, universes and variables. As well, users can refer to the National Household Survey User Guide (released on May 8, 2013), which provides general information on the 2011 NHS.

All reports and the various products pertaining to the release will be available on the website at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time on August 14.

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