Core Housing Need in the Provinces

Statistics last updated April 29, 2013.

Core Housing Need, Canada and the Provinces, 2001 to 2006

Incidence of Core Housing Need, Canada and the Provinces, 2001 and 2006

Key Points

  • In 2006, the proportion of households living in core housing need in Nova Scotia, 12.1%, was below the Canadian average of 12.7%.
  • Between 2001 and 2006, Nova Scotia saw the largest drop in core housing need among all provinces.
Core Housing Need, Canada and the Provinces, 2001 to 2006
Incidence of Core Housing Need Number of Households in Core Housing Need
1991 1996 2001 2006 1991 1996 2001 2006
Canada 13.6% 15.6% 13.7% 12.7% 1,269,980 1,567,180 1,485,340 1,494,395
NL 14.5% 14.8% 14.6% 14.2% 24,630 26,310 26,605 27,305
PEI 13.4% 13.4% 12.9% 12.6% 5,585 6,060 6,200 6,435
NS 13.6% 14.9% 15.2% 12.1% 42,070 48,105 51,590 43,760
NB 16.2% 13.6% 11.2% 10.3% 39,405 34,735 29,990 29,360
QC 14.5% 16.3% 12.5% 10.6% 359,985 426,655 352,350 324,590
ON 11.9% 16.1% 15.1% 14.5% 408,035 594,250 599,660 627,530
MB 13.9% 14.7% 11.6% 11.3% 50,525 55,015 45,390 46,915
SK 14.9% 12.6% 11.5% 11.8% 45,410 39,685 37,160 40,835
AB 12.8% 11.3% 10.5% 10.1% 105,780 100,775 106,285 119,055
BC 15.6% 17.4% 15.8% 14.6% 182,505 228,970 223,675 221,475
Source
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Canadian Housing Observer data tables "Housing Conditions and Core Housing Need"

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