Core Housing Need
Households with Seniors


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

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Nova Scotia — Households with Seniors (% of Households in Core Housing Need)

  Household Has at Least One Senior (65 or Older) Other Household Type Total
Nova Scotia 12.7 12.9 12.8
Cape Breton 10.9 14.9 13.4
Chester MD 9.1 8.9 9.1
Halifax 14.7 13.4 13.7
Kentville 11.8 12.0 11.9
Kings, Subd. A SC 9.6 10.7 10.3
Lunenburg MD 11.4 11.3 11.3
New Glasgow 8.0 12.4 10.9
Queens RGM 12.2 12.1 12.2
Truro 8.0 12.3 10.9
West Hants RM 11.6 6.8 8.2
  • % 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.
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