Core Housing Need
Activity limitations


  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 — Activity Limitations (% of Households in Core Housing Need)

  Household Has at Least One Person With Activity Limitations Other Household Type Total
Canada 15.3 10.0 12.7
Newfoundland and Labrador 13.0 7.8 10.5
Prince Edward Island 10.1 6.4 8.6
Nova Scotia 15.0 9.5 12.8
New Brunswick 10.8 6.5 9.0
Quebec 11.6 7.0 9.0
Ontario 17.7 12.4 15.3
Manitoba 13.2 8.9 11.4
Saskatchewan 16.2 9.9 13.4
Alberta 13.6 9.1 11.4
British Columbia 16.9 12.5 14.9
Yukon Territories 16.3 13.8 15.2
Northwest Territories 16.7 13.9 15.4
Nunavut 41.6 29.3 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.
  • Activity limitations refer to difficulties that people have in carrying out daily activities such as hearing, seeing, communicating, or walking. Difficulties could arise from physical or mental conditions or health problems.
  • ** no households