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Detailed definition
Age refers to the age of a person (or subject) of interest at last birthday (or relative to a specified, well-defined reference date).
Primary household maintainer refers to the first person in the household identified as someone who pays the rent or the mortgage, or the taxes, or the electricity bill, and so on, for the dwelling.
In the case of a household where two or more people are listed as household maintainers, the first person listed is chosen as the primary household maintainer.
The order of the persons in a household is determined by the order in which the respondent lists the persons on the questionnaire. Generally, an adult is listed first followed, if applicable, by that person's spouse or common-law partner and by their children. The order does not necessarily correspond to the proportion of household payments made by the person.
Values (English)
Total - Age of primary household maintainer
15 to 19 years
20 to 24 years
25 to 29 years
30 to 34 years
35 to 39 years
40 to 44 years
45 to 49 years
50 to 54 years
55 to 59 years
60 to 64 years
65 to 69 years
70 to 74 years
75 to 84 years
85 years and over