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Changing Patterns in Canadian Homeownership and Shelter Costs, 2006 Census: Housing life cycle

The notion of a housing life cycle or housing career has been used by many to describe the various housing tenures (owning and renting) that people may experience as they grow older.

This section looks at the distribution of renters and four categories of owners. These owner categories, in order of their predominance by age, are mortgage holders in condominiums, mortgage holders in standard (non-condominium) tenure, mortgage-free owners in standard (non‑condominium) tenure and mortgage-free owners in condominiums.

For the purpose of the analysis, this section excludes farms and Indian reserves.

Figure 5
Proportion of households by housing tenure and age group of primary household maintainer, Canada, 2006

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