Percentage of households in core housing need, Canada and the provinces/territories, 2011

*Core housing need means that the householders spent 30% or more of their before tax income on housing; the housing was in major need of repair; or their housing was crowded – it did not have enough bedrooms for the size and make-up of the family.

Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation. (CMHC) Canadian Housing Observer. 2014. accessed March 20, 2017.

In 2011, 12.5% of Canadian households were in core housing need.

That proportion varied among the provinces and territories.

9.3% of households in Prince Edward Island were in core housing need.

That was the case for 15.4% in British Columbia, 15.7% in the Northwest Territories and 39.2% in Nunavut.

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