Core Housing Need
Aboriginal Households


  1. % of Households in Core Housing Need
  2. Households in Core Housing Need
  3. Households Tested For Core Housing Need

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Canada — Aboriginal Households (% of Households in Core Housing Need)

  Aboriginal Households Non-Aboriginal Households Total
Canada 18.3 12.4 12.7
Newfoundland and Labrador 10.6 10.5 10.5
Prince Edward Island 13.8 8.4 8.6
Nova Scotia 14.0 12.8 12.8
New Brunswick 13.1 8.8 9.0
Quebec 12.4 8.9 9.0
Ontario 19.0 15.1 15.3
Manitoba 19.2 9.9 11.4
Saskatchewan 24.2 11.8 13.4
Alberta 16.8 11.0 11.4
British Columbia 20.4 14.6 14.9
Yukon Territories 24.1 12.3 15.2
Northwest Territories 22.2 8.4 15.4
Nunavut 44.3 7.5 36.5
  • % of Households in Core Housing Need = Households in Core Housing Need / Households Tested for Core Housing Need
  • Data include all non-farm, non-band, non-reserve private households reporting positive incomes and shelter cost-to-income ratios less than 100 per cent.
  • A household is in core housing need if its housing does not meet one or more standards for housing adequacy (repair), suitability (crowding), or affordability and if it would have to spend 30 per cent or more of its before-tax income to pay the median rent (including utilities) of appropriately sized alternative local market housing. Adequate housing does not require any major repairs, according to residents. Suitable housing has enough bedrooms for the size and make-up of resident households. Affordable housing costs less than 30 per cent of before-tax household income.
  • An Aboriginal household is one of the following: i) a non-family household in which at least 50 per cent of household members self-identified as Aboriginal people; or ii) a family household that meets at least one of two criteria: a) at least one spouse, common-law partner, or lone parent self-identified as an Aboriginal person; or b) at least 50 per cent of household members self-identified as Aboriginal people.
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