Primary Rental Market
Vacancy Rate (%)

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  1. Bedroom Type
  2. Year of Construction
  3. Structure Size
  4. Rent Ranges
  5. Rent Quartiles

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Nova Scotia — Historical Vacancy Rates by Bedroom Type

  Bachelor 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 Bedroom + Total
1990 October 3.7 b 4.1 a 3.8 a 1.6 a 3.8 a
1991 October 3.8 b 6.1 a 4.9 a 2.0 b 5.1 a
1992 October 4.7 b 5.8 a 5.8 a 5.4 c 5.7 a
1993 October 4.3 b 6.7 a 6.0 a 3.9 c 6.0 a
1994 October 4.3 b 7.8 a 6.7 a 4.9 c 6.8 a
1995 October 4.5 b 8.6 a 7.8 a 3.8 b 7.5 a
1996 October 9.3 b 8.6 a 8.9 a 4.8 b 8.5 a
1997 October 5.3 b 8.5 a 8.7 a 7.2 b 8.3 a
1998 October 4.2 c 5.7 a 6.4 a 4.9 c 5.9 a
1999 October 4.6 c 3.9 b 4.6 b 2.6 b 4.2 a
2000 October 6.5 c 3.5 b 4.3 b 4.0 d 4.1 a
2001 October 3.4 c 3.0 a 3.7 b 2.4 b 3.3 a
2002 October 2.1 b 2.6 a 3.4 a 3.3 c 3.0 a
2003 October 2.8 b 2.3 a 2.5 a 3.8 c 2.6 a
2004 October 3.8 b 2.3 a 3.3 a 3.3 b 3.0 a
2005 October 3.2 b 3.2 a 3.7 a 3.7 b 3.5 a
2006 October 2.6 a 2.7 a 3.6 a 5.0 b 3.3 a
2007 October 3.6 b 2.6 a 3.2 a 5.6 b 3.2 a
2008 October 2.7 a 3.1 a 4.0 a 3.1 b 3.5 a
2009 October 3.1 b 2.6 a 3.4 a 2.8 a 3.1 a
2010 October 2.7 a 2.6 a 3.2 a 2.1 a 2.8 a
2011 October 2.4 a 2.6 a 2.8 a 2.4 a 2.7 a
2012 October 3.3 b 3.1 a 3.7 a 2.6 a 3.4 a
2013 October 2.5 a 3.1 a 4.3 a 3.3 b 3.7 a
2014 October 3.6 b 3.2 a 4.7 a 4.3 a 4.1 a
2015 October 3.0 b 3.3 a 4.2 a 3.9 b 3.8 a
2016 October 2.6 a 2.9 a 3.1 a 3.4 b 3.0 a
2017 October 2.1 a 2.5 a 2.7 a 3.0 a 2.6 a
2018 October 3.0 c 2.0 a 2.0 a 1.6 a 2.0 a
2019 October 1.9 b 1.4 a 1.4 a 1.3 a 1.4 a
2020 October 2.9 b 2.1 a 2.0 a 1.9 b 2.1 a
2021 October 1.6 c 1.4 a 1.1 a 1.2 a 1.2 a
2022 October 1.3 a 1.2 a 0.9 a 1.0 a 1.0 a
2023 October 1.6 b 1.3 a 0.9 a 0.7 a 1.1 a
Notes:
  • The following letter codes are used to indicate the reliability of the estimates: a — Excellent, b — Very good, c — Good, d — Poor (Use with Caution))
  • ** — Data suppressed to protect confidentiality or data not statistically reliable
  • ++ — Change in rent is not statistically significant. This means that the change in rent is not statistically different than zero (0). (Applies only to % Change of Average Rent Tables).