Count of dwellings (information about this variable and its quality)


A dwelling is any building or structure – or its parts – that is used, or intended to be used, for human habitation. It can be of a permanent or temporary nature and include structures such as houses, motels, hotels, prisons, motor homes, huts, and tents.

There can be more than one dwelling within a building. For example, each apartment in an apartment building is a dwelling.



Variable Details

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Priority level

Priority level 1

We assign a priority level to all census variables: Priority 1, 2, or 3 (with 1 being highest and 3 being the lowest priority).

The count of all dwellings is a priority 1 variable. Priority 1 variables are core census variables that have the highest priority in terms of quality, time, and resources across all phases of a census.

Overall quality rating for 2018 Census

High quality

The external data quality panel had provided an independent assessment of the quality of this variable. 2018 Census External Data Quality Panel: Assessment of Variables has more information.

Subject population

All dwellings

‘Subject population’ means the people, families, households, or dwellings to whom the variable applies.

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