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NHS (National Household Survey)


Between May and August 2011, Statistics Canada conducted the National Household Survey (NHS) for the first time. This voluntary, self-administered survey was introduced as a replacement for the long census questionnaire, more widely known as Census Form 2B. The NHS is designed to collect social and economic data about the Canadian population. The objective of the NHS is to provide data for small geographic areas and small population groups. 

RDC applications requesting Census data (including the 2011 National Household Survey) must include a detailed table outlining the variables that will be employed in the research.

You can use this website to help you create your table. You can also use this file: table model and variables.

More details are available here:

Publications using this survey

Dilmaghani, M., and Dean J. (2020).  Sexual orientation and homeownership in Canada. Journal of Housing Economics, 49 (September), 101688. Abstract
Trovato, F. (2020).  The immigrant mortality advantage in Canada, 2001 and 2011. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 21 (2), 351-379. Abstract