Core Housing Need
Household Type


  1. % of Households in Core Housing Need
  2. Households in Core Housing Need
  3. Households Tested For Core Housing Need

Household Type

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  2. Lone-Parent Households
  3. One-Person Households

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Vancouver — Historical Household Type - One-Person Households (Households Tested for Core Housing Need)

  Female One-Person Senior (65+) Female Living Alone Male One-Person Senior (65+) Male Living Alone Total One- Person Households Total
2006 113,610 46,085 92,505 18,715 206,115 757,900
2011 118,625 48,175 99,325 20,815 217,955 815,400
2016 133,370 56,165 109,400 26,245 242,775 889,415
  • 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.
  • Family households include at least one census family (a couple with or without children or a lone-parent family). These households may include members who are not part of the census family.