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 Tested for Core Housing Need)

  Aboriginal Households Non-Aboriginal Households Total
Nova Scotia 23,220 361,615 384,840
Cape Breton 1,775 38,940 40,715
Chester MD 220 4,340 4,555
Halifax 8,695 157,465 166,150
Kentville 580 10,400 10,985
Kings, Subd. A SC 455 8,535 8,990
Lunenburg MD 480 10,215 10,695
New Glasgow 540 14,095 14,630
Queens RGM 535 4,110 4,645
Truro 970 18,200 19,175
West Hants RM 300 5,895 6,195
  • 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.