Housing 2009

Housing: 2009 Archive

Having access to affordable and safe housing is one of our most basic needs and a must for our Region's residents.

8-1 Percent of Households Paying Over 30% of Income for Housing is an indicator of the affordability of the housing supply.

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Waterloo Region36.639.2





Source: Statistics Canada, Census 2001 and 2006, Topic-based tabulations, Housing and Shelter Costs

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8-2 The Ratio of Residential Prices to Income is an indication of housing affordability. As the ratio increases, housing becomes less affordable.

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Waterloo Region2.772.682.862.652.782.772.803.083.223.343.303.58




Source: Average residential prices found through Canadian Housing Observer, Table 6. ; Source for median economic family income: Statistics Canada.  Cansim Table 202-0202. Based on SLID.


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 8-3 Total Housing Starts is an indicator of the number of new houses being built and the economic outlook of our community. 

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Source: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation,


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8-4 Total Housing Starts with Rentals is an indicator of the future availability of rental accommodation compared to ownership accommodation.      

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Total Starts2821350935374130395539123763359927402634
Rental Starts183601691395577733490266666493






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