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

  1. All Household Types
  2. Lone-Parent Households
  3. One-Person Households

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Ontario — Historical Household Type (Households Tested for Core Housing Need)

  Couple-With-Children Couple-Without-Children Total Lone- Parent Households Multiple- Family Total One- Person Households Other Non-Family Total
2006 1,521,720 1,091,800 449,145 109,810 1,009,435 137,230 4,319,145
2011 1,529,970 1,177,485 493,335 122,140 1,112,050 165,075 4,600,055
2016 1,550,925 1,270,825 534,915 142,170 1,221,245 182,315 4,902,395
  • 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.