Core Housing Need
Income, Shelter Cost and STIR


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


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

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Calgary — Incomes and Shelter Costs (Households Tested for Core Housing Need)

  Average Household Income Before Taxes Average Monthly Shelter Costs Median Household Income Before Taxes Median Monthly Shelter Costs
Calgary 145,448 1,563 102,758 1,489
Downtown 144,294 1,374 70,709 1,221
Beltline 124,091 1,440 79,478 1,349
North Hill 162,425 1,512 92,622 1,253
Southwest 195,755 1,725 120,099 1,491
Southeast 129,779 1,610 103,082 1,607
Northwest 136,976 1,510 105,636 1,460
Northeast 95,793 1,426 84,077 1,462
Chinook 206,727 1,474 87,479 1,268
Fish Creek 142,970 1,509 107,536 1,487
Other Centres 175,704 1,804 20 1,749
  • 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).