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HOUSING – TENURE

Owner Household:  A household where some member of the household owns the dwelling the household lives in, even if the dwelling is not fully paid for (e.g., if there is a mortgage or some other claim on it).

Renter Household:  A household where no member of the household owns the dwelling in whole or in part. A household is considered to rent that dwelling even if the dwelling is provided without cash rent, at a reduced rent, or as part of a cooperative.

 

SOURCE DATA

2006 Dashboard Data:  Statistics Canada. 2006. Census of Population. Custom tabulations.

2016 Dashboard Data:  Statistics Canada. 2016. Census of Population. Custom tabulations.

Definitions:  Statistics Canada. 2017 (updated). Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016. Website.

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Sustainable Development Goals

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11. Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
11. Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

11. Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Cities are hubs for ideas, commerce, culture, science, productivity, social development and much more. At their best, cities have enabled people to advance socially and economically.

However, many challenges exist to maintaining cities in a way that continues to create jobs and prosperity while not straining land and resources. Common urban challenges include congestion, lack of funds to provide basic services, a shortage of adequate housing and declining infrastructure.

The challenges cities face can be overcome in ways that allow them to continue to thrive and grow, while improving resource use and reducing pollution and poverty. The future we want includes cities of opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.

Related Tenure Targets

11.1

By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums

11.2

By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons

11.3

By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries