Core Housing Need
Income, Shelter Cost and STIR

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  1. Households in Core Housing Need
  2. Households Tested For Core Housing Need

Variables

  1. Income and Shelter Costs ($)
  2. Shelter-Cost-to-Income-Ratio (STIR) (%)

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Alberta — Incomes and Shelter Costs (Households in Core Housing Need)

  Average Household Income Before Taxes Average Monthly Shelter Costs Median Household Income Before Taxes Median Monthly Shelter Costs
Alberta 32,485 1,223 29,733 1,148
Bonnyville No. 87 MD 40,100 1,218 38,285 1,000
Brooks 29,677 1,055 27,670 992
Calgary 32,976 1,303 31,654 1,251
Camrose 23,748 998 22,260 901
Canmore 27,321 1,173 25,431 1,134
Clearwater County MD 41,944 1,268 40,799 1,284
Cold Lake 31,586 1,253 28,847 1,130
Edmonton 32,434 1,238 29,941 1,152
Foothills County MD 22,295 1,119 20,444 750
Grande Prairie 31,803 1,241 29,928 1,204
Grande Prairie County No. 1 MD 45,762 1,473 44,508 1,458
High River 27,426 1,156 25,700 1,096
Lac Ste. Anne County MD 38,606 1,199 36,488 1,052
Lacombe 23,614 997 22,395 872
Lacombe County MD 23,669 997 23,233 1,000
Lloydminster 29,256 1,055 26,421 981
Mackenzie County SM 27,239 1,167 23,691 858
Medicine Hat 22,549 912 21,321 844
Mountain View County MD 26,452 1,155 27,958 1,003
Okotoks 30,145 1,473 25,831 1,391
Red Deer 27,503 1,096 25,344 1,014
Red Deer County MD 27,263 1,122 26,434 1,080
Strathmore 26,733 1,146 25,163 1,126
Sylvan Lake 29,341 1,274 29,908 1,206
Wetaskiwin 27,358 1,011 23,091 917
Wetaskiwin County No. 10 MD 40,669 1,443 39,996 1,448
Wood Buffalo 48,602 1,757 46,845 1,625
Yellowhead County MD 38,187 1,171 32,954 1,102
Notes:
  • 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.
  • For renters, shelter costs include, as applicable, rent and payments for electricity, fuel, water and other municipal services. For owners, shelter costs include, as applicable, mortgage payments (principal and interest), property taxes, condominium fees, and payments for electricity, fuel, water and other municipal services.
  • STIR = Shelter-cost-to-income ratio (based on annual shelter costs and household income before taxes).