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 Tested for Core Housing Need)

  Household Has at Least One Person With Activity Limitations Other Household Type Total
St. Catharines - Niagara 94,865 68,115 162,985
St. Catharines (Core) 11,445 7,640 19,080
St. Catharines (Remainder) 21,285 14,690 35,975
Niagara Falls (Core) 6,485 3,905 10,390
Niagara Falls (Remainder) 13,575 10,855 24,430
Welland 13,230 8,635 21,870
Remainder of CMA 21,460 17,045 38,505
Fort Erie 7,390 5,350 12,740
  • 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.