Thursday, September 13, 2018

Enumeration of Dissemination Areas

I had a question regarding the method and coverage for enumerating of institutional bldgs in DAs.

“I know that when enumeration for the census is completed, institutional buildings are done separately. There are a few buildings in xxx that are owned/run by social housing providers. The data for those people would still be included in the overall population data for the DA, correct?”

My answer to this client would be yes – they are correct.

I looked on the DA definitions page and did not find anything to indicate otherwise.

Am I correct?

You are correct! In the Census profile for the area in question, the individuals in institutional dwellings of that area will be included in the population counts. This will differ for our data tables, however, since the tables are normally produced for individuals in private households of occupied private dwellings.