Housing in Canada Online (HiCO) is an interactive tool that incorporates a selection of CMHC's data on housing conditions and core housing need in 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996, and 1991. In contrast to the fixed content of the Data Tables, HiCO enables you to choose the data you wish to explore. With HiCO, you determine the components of the data to be shown or hidden. You can conduct your own analyses of housing conditions and create tables that highlight the relationships, variables, and geographic areas that are of interest to you.

HiCO identifies whether households live in dwellings that meet CMHC's housing standards and, if not, whether they are in core housing need. Analyses can be conducted across a range of household characteristics. In addition to showing the number of households with particular combinations of characteristics, HiCO also includes information on the average incomes and housing costs of those households.

HiCO data are available for a large number of geographic areas, including all Census divisions, Census Metropolitan Areas, and Census Agglomerations.

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Date Published: May 31, 2018