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Housing

Release date: September 21, 2022 Updated on: November 30, 2022

The 2021 Census of Population Program offers a wide range of analysis, data, reference and geographical information according to topics (subjects) that paint a portrait of Canada and its population.

2021 Census of Population products by type: Housing

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2022-09-21

Title:Census Profile, 2021: Housing

Profile of a community or region: 98-316-X2021001

Description: This profile presents information from the 2021 Census of Population for various levels of geography, including provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas, communities and census tracts.

Data product
2022-11-30

Title:Data quality tables, 2021 Census of Population

Table

Description: This series of cross-tabulations presents a portrait of Canada. They range in complexity and are available for various levels of geography.

Data product
2022-09-21

Title:Data tables: Housing

Table

Description: This series of cross-tabulations presents a portrait of Canada. They range in complexity and are available for various levels of geography.

Data product
2022-09-21

Title:Focus on Geography Series: Housing

Profile of a community or region: 98-404-X2021001

Description: Focusing on a selected geographic area, this product presents data highlights, through text, tables and figures, for each of the major releases of the 2021 Census.

Data product
2022-09-21

Title:Housing indicators, 2021 Census

Interactive chart: 98-505-X2021004

Description: This interactive chart is comprised of two visualizations which show statistics of housing outcomes for selected population groups. The chart displays one of four housing indicators: affordability, core housing need, suitability and adequacy. The data table describes the population group's tenure status of household. Housing outcomes can be produced by making selections from the age, gender, characteristic, household type and geography dropdown menus.

Data product
2022-09-21

Title:Census Program Data Viewer: Housing

Interactive dashboard: 98-507-X2021001

Description: The Census Program Data Viewer (CPDV) is a web-based data visualization tool that makes statistical information more interpretable by presenting key indicators in a statistical dashboard. Users can click and zoom in on a map of Canada or the user can search by place name or postal codeOM. The CPDV displays the appropriate thematic map showing boundaries and other features. Results can be exported (CSV or XLSX), or the user can share their customized dashboard by a link.

Data product
2022-09-21

Title:Core housing need in Canada

Infographic: 11-627-M-X2022056

Description: This infographic shows core housing need rates in Canada from the 2021 Census of Population.

Data product
2022-09-21

Title:2021 Census key indicators: Housing

Key indicators

Description: The key indicators provide a quick snapshot of census data highlights by topic.

Data product
2022-10-14

Title:Canada's housing portrait

The Daily

Description: This American Sign Language video highlights housing data from the fifth release of the 2021 Census of Population included in The Daily.

Analytical product
2022-09-21

Title:Housing conditions among First Nations people, Métis and Inuit in Canada from the 2021 Census

Census in Brief: 98-200-X2021007

Description: This Census in Brief article reports on housing conditions among First Nations people, Métis and Inuit in 2021. It describes the share of First Nations people, Métis and Inuit living in crowded dwellings and dwellings in need of major repair, and reports variation by provinces, territories, and the regions of Inuit Nunangat. This article also highlights the most common living arrangements among First Nations people, Métis and Inuit who were living in crowded dwellings and dwellings in need of major repair, and reports on how housing conditions have changed since 2016.

Analytical product
2022-09-21

Title:To buy or to rent: The housing market continues to be reshaped by several factors as Canadians search for an affordable place to call home

The Daily

Description: Canadians were less likely to own their home in 2021 (66.5%) than they were a decade earlier, when a record high (69.0%) were homeowners. At the same time, temporary pandemic-related income support helped lower the share of households spending more than 30% of their income on housing from 24.1% in 2016 to 20.9% in 2021.

Analytical product
2022-11-30

Title:Dictionary, Census of Population, 2021

Dictionary: 98-301-X2021001

Description: The Census Dictionary is a reference document which contains detailed definitions of Census of Population concepts, variables, and geographic terms, as well as historical information.

Reference material
2022-11-30

Title:Guide to the Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-304-X2021001

Description: This reference document provides an overview of the Census of Population content determination, collection, processing, data quality assessment and data dissemination.

Reference material
2022-09-21

Title:Housing Characteristics Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-500-X2021005

Description: This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret housing characteristics data from the 2021 Census.

Reference material
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