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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St. Catharines - Niagara — Activity Limitations (Households in Core Housing Need)

  Household Has at Least One Person With Activity Limitations Other Household Type Total
St. Catharines - Niagara 16,010 6,655 22,665
St. Catharines (Core) 2,845 1,010 3,850
St. Catharines (Remainder) 3,475 1,350 4,825
Niagara Falls (Core) 1,825 730 2,555
Niagara Falls (Remainder) 1,645 930 2,570
Welland 2,590 920 3,510
Remainder of CMA 2,375 1,190 3,565
Fort Erie 1,260 530 1,790
  • 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.