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The Multi-Variable Regional Comparison Feature is designed for retrieving topics for different geographies to aid in making comparisons. Select any number of variables from a single table, and then specify your table options such as geography type, age group, or gender (if applicable). Results will be shown for all geographies of the selected type and can be easily exported to excel for further work.

Table Information

  • Selected account: Income, Consumption and Leisure
  • Selected table: Census 2016: Housing Conditions


  • Total private dwellings
  • Private dwellings occupied by usual residents
  • Structural type of dwelling
  • Single-detached house
  • Apartment in a building that has five or more storeys
  • Other attached dwelling
  • Semi-detached house
  • Row house
  • Apartment or flat in a duplex
  • Apartment in a building that has fewer than five storeys
  • Other single-attached house
  • Movable dwelling
  • Household size
  • 1 person
  • 2 persons
  • 3 persons
  • 4 persons
  • 5 or more persons
  • Number of persons in private households
  • Average household size
  • Household type
  • One-census-family households
  • Without children in a census family
  • With children in a census family
  • Multiple-census-family households
  • Non-census-family households
  • One-person households
  • Two-or-more person non-census-family households
  • Household tenure
  • Owner
  • Renter
  • Band Housing
  • Condominium status
  • Condominium
  • Not condominium
  • Number of bedrooms
  • No bedrooms
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 or more bedrooms
  • Number of rooms
  • 1 to 4 rooms
  • 5 rooms
  • 6 rooms
  • 7 rooms
  • 8 or more rooms
  • Average number of rooms per dwelling
  • Number of persons per room
  • One person or fewer per room
  • More than 1 person per room
  • Housing suitability
  • Suitable
  • Not suitable
  • Period of construction
  • 1960 or before
  • 1961 to 1980
  • 1981 to 1990
  • 1991 to 2000
  • 2001 to 2005
  • 2006 to 2010
  • 2011 to 2016
  • Dwelling condition
  • Only regular maintenance or minor repairs needed
  • Major repairs needed
  • Household maintainers
  • Number of household maintainers
  • 1 household maintainer
  • 2 household maintainers
  • 3 or more household maintainers
  • Age of primary household maintainers
  • 15 to 24 years
  • 25 to 34 years
  • 35 to 44 years
  • 45 to 54 years
  • 55 to 64 years
  • 65 to 74 years
  • 75 to 84 years
  • 85 years and over
  • Housing affordability
  • Spending less than 30% of income on shelter costs
  • Spending 30% or more of income on shelter costs
  • 30% to less than 100%


Table Definitions [show]
Private dwelling
Refers to a separate set of living quarters with a private entrance either from outside the building or from a common hall, lobby, vestibule or stairway inside the building. The entrance to the dwelling must be one that can be used without passing through the living quarters of some other person or group of persons.
Private dwelling occupied by usual residents
Refers to a private dwelling in which a person or a group of persons is permanently residing. Also included are private dwellings whose usual residents are temporarily absent on May 10, 2016.
Structural type of dwelling
Refers to the structural characteristics and/or dwelling configuration, that is, whether the dwelling is a single-detached house, an apartment in a high-rise building, a row house, a mobile home, etc.
Household size
Refers to the number of persons in a private household.
Household size
Refers to the number of persons in a private household.
Housing tenure
Refers to whether the household owns or rents their private dwelling. The private dwelling may be situated on rented or leased land or be part of a condominium. A household is considered to own their dwelling if some member of the household owns the dwelling even if it is not fully paid for, for example if there is a mortgage or some other claim on it. A household is considered to rent their dwelling if no member of the household owns the dwelling. A household is considered to rent that dwelling even if the dwelling is provided without cash rent or at a reduced rent, or if the dwelling is part of a cooperative.

For historical and statutory reasons, shelter occupancy on Indian reserves or settlements does not lend itself to the usual classification by standard tenure categories. Therefore, a special category, band housing, has been created and is included in the classification of tenure.
Condominium status
Refers to whether the private dwelling is part of a condominium development. A condominium is a residential complex in which dwellings are owned individually while land and common elements are held in joint ownership with others.
Housing suitability
Refers to whether a private household is living in suitable accommodations according to the National Occupancy Standard (NOS); that is, whether the dwelling has enough bedrooms for the size and composition of the household. A household is deemed to be living in suitable accommodations if its dwelling has enough bedrooms, as calculated using the NOS.

Housing suitability and the National Occupancy Standard (NOS) on which it is based were developed by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) through consultations with provincial housing agencies.
Period of construction
Refers to the period in time during which the building or dwelling was originally constructed. This refers to the period in which the building was completed, not the time of any later remodelling, additions or conversions.
Household maintainer
A person residing in the household who is responsible for paying the rent, or the mortgage, or the taxes, or the electricity or other services or utilities. Where a number of people may contribute to the payments, more than one person in the household may be identified as a household maintainer. If no person in the household is identified as making any such payments, the first person listed is selected by default.
Source: Compiled by the Community Accounts Unit based on information provided from the Census of Population 2016, Statistics Canada.

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