Core Housing Need in Nova Scotia Communities

Statistics last updated April 29, 2013.

Number of Households in Core Housing Need in Nova Scotia, 1991 to 2006

Number of Households in Core Housing Need in Nova Scotia, 1991 to 2006

Key Points

  • Almost half of all households in core housing need in Nova Scotia live in the Halifax region.
  • The number of households living in core housing need increased steadily between 1991 and 2001, but has started to decline again in 2006.
Number of Households in Core Housing Need in Nova Scotia, 1991 to 2006
1991 1996 2001 2006
Nova Scotia 42,070 48,105 51,590 43,760
Halifax 16,365 20,100 22,390 20,200
Cape Breton 6,170 7,455 8,465 6,610
Kentville 1,125 1,485 1,335 1,120
New Glasgow 1,820 2,025 1,965 1,485
Truro 2,035 1,815 2,150 1,935
Source
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Canadian Housing Observer data tables "Housing Conditions and Core Housing Need"
Housing in Canada Online (HiCO) database

Proportion of Households in Core Housing Need in Nova Scotia, 1991 to 2006

Key points

  • The proportion of households living in core housing need varies across the province - the need is highest in Cape Breton and lowest in Truro and New Glasgow.
  • Between 2001 and 2006, the proportion of households living in core housing need has decreased across the province.
Proportion of Households in Core Housing Need in Nova Scotia, 1991 to 2006
1991 1996 2001 2006
Nova Scotia 13.6% 14.9% 15.2% 12.1%
Halifax 14.4% 16.6% 16.3% 13.6%
Cape Breton 16.6% 18.9% 21.8% 16.1%
Kentville 13.4% 16.4% 14.2% 11.0%
New Glasgow 13.8% 15.0% 14.5% 10.3%
Truro 13.3% 11.5% 13.0% 10.9%
Source
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Canadian Housing Observer data tables "Housing Conditions and Core Housing Need"
Housing in Canada Online (HiCO) database

Proportion of Households in Core Housing Need in Nova Scotia by Tenure, 2006

Proportion of Households in Core Housing Need in Nova Scotia by Tenure, 2006

Key Points

  • In Nova Scotia, renters are about five times more likely to live in core housing need than homeowners.
  • In 2006 in Nova Scotia, almost one in three (29.1%) renter households were living in core housing need compared to one in seventeen (5.9%) owner households.
  • In some areas of the province, such as Cape Breton, close to half of renter households (42.3%) were living in core housing need in 2006.
Proportion of Households in Core Housing Need in Nova Scotia by Tenure, 2006
Total Owners Renters
Nova Scotia 12.1% 5.9% 29.1%
Halifax 13.6% 5.7% 28.4%
Cape Breton 16.1% 7.7% 42.3%
Kentville 11.0% 5.0% 25.2%
New Glasgow 10.3% 4.9% 27.3%
Truro 10.9% 4.9% 27.0%
Source
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Canadian Housing Observer data tables "Housing Conditions and Core Housing Need"
Housing in Canada Online (HiCO) database

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