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Proportion of households in core housing need
No specific target
This indicator measures the proportion of household that lives in core housing need.
|Unit of measurement||
Number of households in core housing need divided by all households for each category.
|Comments and limitations||
Only private, non-farm, non-reserve and owner- or renter-households with incomes greater than zero and shelter-cost-to-income ratios less than 100% are assessed for ‘core housing need.’ Non-family households with at least one maintainer aged 15 to 29 attending school are considered not to be in ‘core housing need’ regardless of their housing circumstances. Attending school is considered a transitional phase, and low incomes earned by student households are viewed as being a temporary condition.