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The housing conditions of Canada's seniors : Conditions de logement des aînés au Canada

2007

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In terms of sheer numbers, the majority (60.4%) of seniors lived in Canada's largest cities (Census Metropolitan Areas - CMAs).2 Over a quarter of seniors live alone However, as a proportion of the total population, seniors are more In 2001, 93% of seniors lived in private dwellings. [...] Almost a third (31.0%) of all senior households and 37.0% of senior • Suitable dwellings have enough bedrooms for the size and households with a maintainer aged 75+ lived in apartments, make-up of resident households, according to National compared to 26.1% of non-senior households. [...] However, Nearly 9% of senior households live in 16.9% of senior households were in core housing need, a significantly condominiums higher proportion relative to the 12.9% of non-senior households Apartments also account for almost 60% of all condominiums, in need15. [...] Much of this difference improvements in the Canadian economy in the latter half of the in STIRs stems from the fact that 89.1% of senior households own 1990s disproportionately benefited the income growth19 of those their home outright (mortgage-free), compared to 57.0% of non-senior in the labour force (i.e. [...] Source: CMHC (census-based housing indicators and data, revised 2005) SUMMARY But the improvements are minimal among In 2001, seniors accounted for 13.0% of the population, and over senior households one-fifth of all households in Canada had a senior as the primary Changes in income and shelter costs translate into changes in core maintainer.

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