For census use, a dwelling is defined as occupied if it is:
- occupied at midnight on the night of the data collection, or
- occupied at any time during the 12 hours following midnight on the night of the data collection unless the occupant(s) completed a form at another dwelling during this period.
This includes occupied dilapidated dwellings and occupied dwellings under construction.
See also 'Dilapidated building' and 'Dwelling under construction' in this definitions group.