Non-resident owned properties in Vancouver

Release date: December 19, 2017
Infographic: Non-resident owned properties in Vancouver
Description: Non-resident owned properties in Vancouver

Canadian Housing Statistics Program

Resident: An individual whose principal residence is in Canada
Non-resident: An individual whose principal residence is outside of Canada

Percentage of non-resident ownership within the Vancouver Census Metropolitan Area (CMA)
Area % of non-resident ownership
Anmore 4.2
Belcarra 4.9
Bowen Island 4.2
Burnaby 5.0
Coquitlam 4.7
Delta 2.0
Greater Vancouver A (GVA) 4.1
Langley, City 2.3
Langley, DM 2.2
Lions Bay 5.6
Maple Ridge 2.1
New Westminster 3.3
North Vancouver, City 3.8
North Vancouver, DM 2.4
Pitt Meadows 1.9
Port Coquitlam 2.5
Port Moody 3.3
Richmond 7.5
Surry 2.9
Vancouver 7.6
West Vancouver 6.2
White Rock 4.1

4.8% of residential properties owned by non-residents in CMA

Characteristics of residential properties

Property type (average assessment values as of July 2016)
Type of residential dwelling Average assessment in dollars % of properties owned
Residents' property Non-residents' property By residents By non-residents
Single-detached house 1,568,100 2,275,900 96.8 3.2
Semi-detached house 1,158,300 1,283,100 96.7 3.3
Row house 614,500 709,400 96.6 3.4
Condominium apartment 530,800 692,000 92.1 7.9
Multiple residential units 1,927,600 2,050,700 96.5 3.5
Size of living area
Residential dwelling size Resident Non-resident
Less than 1,000 sq ft 92.1 7.9
1,000 to 1,999 sq ft 95.7 4.3
2,000 to 2,999 sq ft 97.0 3.0
3,000 sq ft and above 95.7 4.3
Period of construction
Residential dwelling construction year Resident Non-resident
Before 1961 96.1 3.9
1961-1970 97.0 3.0
1971-1980 96.9 3.1
1981-1990 96.5 3.5
1991-2000 95.1 4.9
2001-2010 93.8 6.2
2011-2017 91.4 8.6

Source: CANSIM Table: 035-0001, 035-0002, 035-0003, 035-0004, 035-0005

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