UBC Research Data

2016 Census of Canada - Selected Characteristics for Housing - Vancouver, Toronto CMAs at the Census Tract (CT) Level [custom tabulation] 003 Statistics Canada


This dataset includes two tables which were custom ordered from Statistics Canada. One table includes information on shelter cost to income ratio and total shelter cost by tenure, household type, and household income. The other table includes variables on housing characteristics (total number of bedrooms, structural type, and tenure), and households (household size, household type, and age of primary household maintainer).

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TABLE 1 includes the following dimensions and variables:

Geography: Toronto CMA & Vancouver CMA to the census tract level

Tenure: Owner (with and without mortgage), renter, subsidized, not subsidized

Shelter Cost to Income Ratio: less than 15%, 15-30%, 30-50%, 50% or more, not applicable

Household Type:
-Census-family households
-One-census family households without additional persons
-One couple census family without other persons in the household
-With children
-Without children
-One lone-parent census family without other persons in the household
-One-census-family households with additional persons
-One couple census family household with additional persons
-One lone-parent census family with additional persons in the household
-With children
-Without children
-One lone-parent census family with other persons in the household
-Multiple census-family households
-Non-census family household
-One person households
-Two or more person non-census households

Total Shelter Cost: under $500 to over $3000 in intervals of $250 and $500

Household Income: in intervals of $10,000 up to $100,000 or more

TABLE 2 includes the following dimensions and variables:

Geography: Toronto CMA & Vancouver CMA to the census tract level

Total number of bedrooms: No bedrooms to 4 or more bedrooms

Tenure: Owner, renter

Structural type:
-Single detached house
-Apartment with 5 or more stories
-Other attached dwelling
-Semi-detached house
-Row house
-Apartment or flat in a duplex
-Apartment, building with fewer than 5 stories
-Other single attached house
-Movable dwelling

Age of Household Maintainer: Begins at 15 and continues in 9 year intervals until 75 and over.

Condominium Status: Condominium, not a condominium

Household Type:
-Census-family households
-With children
-Without children
-Multiple census-family households
-Non-census family household

Household Size: One person up to 5 or more persons

Original file names:
EO2969 - Table 1 (Part 1) Cost income household _Toronto and Vancouver 2016.ivt
EO2969 - Table 2 Tenure and dwelling_Toronto and Vancouver 2016.ivt

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