Core Housing Need
Aboriginal Households


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

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Nova Scotia — Aboriginal Households (Households in Core Housing Need)

  Aboriginal Households Non-Aboriginal Households Total
Nova Scotia 3,245 46,205 49,450
Cape Breton 255 5,205 5,460
Chester MD 20 400 415
Halifax 1,330 21,510 22,840
Kentville 125 1,195 1,310
Kings, Subd. A SC 60 865 925
Lunenburg MD 40 1,170 1,210
New Glasgow 70 1,515 1,590
Queens RGM 60 505 565
Truro 190 1,895 2,090
West Hants RM 20 495 510
  • 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.
  • An Aboriginal household is one of the following: i) a non-family household in which at least 50 per cent of household members self-identified as Aboriginal people; or ii) a family household that meets at least one of two criteria: a) at least one spouse, common-law partner, or lone parent self-identified as an Aboriginal person; or b) at least 50 per cent of household members self-identified as Aboriginal people.