Infographic: Dwellings in Canada, 2016 Census of Population

Release date: May 3, 2017
Infographic: Dwellings in Canada, 2016 Census of Population
Description for Infographic: Dwellings in Canada, 2016 Census of Population

In Canada, most dwellings are single-detached houses.

  • 53.6% are single-detached houses.

The following chart shows various dwelling types in Canada by percentage.

Various dwelling types in Canada by percentage
Dwelling type Percentage
Single-detached houses 53.6%
Apartments in a building that has fewer than five storeys 18.0%
Apartments in a building that has five or more storeys 9.9%
Row houses 6.3%
Apartments or flats in a duplex 5.6%
Semi-detached houses 5.0%
Movable dwellings 1.3%
Other single-attached houses 0.3%

In the three largest metropolitan centres, apartments are more common than single-detached houses.

The following two charts show two types of dwellings, (apartments and single-detached houses) in six major cities in Canada – Vancouver, Montréal, Toronto, Ottawa-Gatineau, Edmonton and Calgary, in percentage.

Two types of dwellings in six major cities in Canada – Vancouver, Montréal, Toronto, Ottawa-Gatineau, Edmonton and Calgary, in percentage
City Apartments Single-detached houses
Vancouver 58% 29%
Montréal 58% 33%
Toronto 44% 40%
Ottawa-Gatineau 31% 45%
Edmonton 27% 57%
Calgary 25% 58%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population

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