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Canadian Housing Survey: Public use microdata file, 2018

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Released: 2021-02-24

The 2018 Canadian Housing Survey public use microdata file is now available. Data were collected in all provinces and territories for about 65,000 private households.

The file provides information on a range of topics including core housing need, dwelling characteristics, housing tenure, perceptions on economic hardship from housing costs, dwelling and neighbourhood satisfaction, housing moves and intentions to move, community engagement, life and community satisfaction and socio-demographic characteristics. The survey features an oversample of households in social and affordable housing.


The product Canadian Housing Survey: Public Use Microdata File, 2018 (Catalogue number46250001) is available. It consists of an anonymized microdata set, as well as detailed documentation including a user guide and data dictionary.

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