Housing and shelter costs
Release no. 3: September 12, 2007 - dwelling characteristics
Release no. 8: May 1, 2008 - shelter costs
June 4, 2008 release - housing analysis
- More than two-thirds of Canadian households (68.4%) owned their own dwelling in 2006, the highest rate of homeownership on record.
- Shelter costs reported by Canadian households increased faster than the rate of inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index between 2001 and 2006. They rose faster for owner households than for renter households.
- In 2006, an estimated 24.9% of all households spent 30% or more of their income on shelter, up marginally from 2001. Those who spend 30% or more on shelter may do so by choice, or they may be at risk of experiencing problems related to housing affordability.