Canadian Housing Survey: Public Use Microdata File

Public use microdata: 46-25-0001


The Public-Use Microdata File (PUMF) for the Canadian Housing Survey (CHS) provides information on core housing need, dwelling characteristics and 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 production of this file includes many safeguards to prevent the identification of any one person or household.


Electronic File Transfer Service (EFTS): This service allows individuals or external organizations to download electronic files from Statistics Canada via a secure Internet connection.

Frequency: Every 2 years
Available formats: HTML, EFT