Core Housing Need by Household Type

Statistics last updated April 29, 2013.

Distribution of Households in Core Housing Need by Household Type, Nova Scotia, 2001 to 2006

Key Points

  • In 2006, core housing need was greatest within single people under 65 years of age and least within senior families.

  • In 2006, single people of all ages made up over half of the province's core housing needs.

  • Betweeen 2001 and 2006, the core housing need for single people under 65 increased by 7.8%, while the core housing need for couples with children decreased by 4.5%.

Distribution of Households in Core Housing Need by Household Type, Nova Scotia
2001 2006
Number of Households Distribution of Households Number of Households Distribution of Households
Single person under 65 12,235 23.7% 13780 31.5%
Single senior 10,725 20.8% 9025 20.6%
Senior family 2,950 5.7% 1540 3.5%
Couple with children 7,190 13.9% 4120 9.4%
Couple without children 4,635 9.0% 3585 8.2%
Single parent 12,090 23.4% 10125 23.1%
Other 1,765 3.4% 1585 3.6%
Total 51,590 100.0% 43760 100.0%
Source
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Canadian Housing Observer data tables "Housing Conditions and Core Housing Need"

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