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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Calgary — Activity limitations (Households Tested for Core Housing Need)

  Household Has at Least One Person With Activity Limitations Other Household Type Total
Calgary 239,775 260,590 500,365
Downtown 4,725 6,320 11,045
Beltline 8,555 11,875 20,430
North Hill 9,015 10,555 19,565
Southwest 27,275 32,650 59,925
Southeast 33,745 34,345 68,090
Northwest 61,310 67,545 128,860
Northeast 27,390 27,680 55,070
Chinook 5,110 5,610 10,720
Fish Creek 37,905 73,355 76,185
Other Centres 24,745 25,725 50,475
  • 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.