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March 9, 2016

About One in Five Households in Peterborough, Toronto and Brantford are in Core Housing Need

Census Metropolitan Area (CMA): An urban area with a total population of at least 100,000 and an urban core population of at least 50,000.

About 14.2% of households living in the 33 Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) in Canada were estimated to be in core housing need in 2013. CMAs with the highest incidences of core housing need were Peterborough, Toronto, and Brantford; Québec, Saguenay, and Trois-Rivières had the lowest percentages of households in core housing need.

In 2013, 14.2% of Canadian Households Living in CMAs were in Core Housing Need

Percentage of households in core housing need — CMAs, 2013

Figure: Percentage of households in core housing need — CMAs, 2013
  Percentage of Households
in Core Housing Need
Peterborough 20.7%
Toronto 20.0%
Brantford 19.9%
Vancouver 18.7%
Kingston 17.7%
Ottawa – Gatineau 16.0%
St.Catharines – Niagara 15.5%
Abbotsford – Mission 15.3%
Windsor 15.1%
Victoria 14.9%
London 14.5%
Hamilton 14.5%
Oshawa 12.9%
Saskatoon 12.4%
Winnipeg 12.4%
Greater Sudbury 11.9%
Halifax 11.7%
Montréal 11.6%
Sherbrooke 11.0%
Guelph 10.9%
St.John's 10.7%
Edmonton 10.3%
Regina 10.1%
Moncton 9.8%
Barrie 9.5%
Kelowna 9.4%
Kitchener – Cambridge – Waterloo 9.2%
Thunder Bay 8.5%
Saint John 8.0%
Calgary 7.8%
Trois-Rivières 6.3%
Saguenay 5.7%
Québec 5.7%
All CMAs 14.2%

Source: CMHC (housing indicators and data based on the 2013 Canadian Income Survey)

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