Table 1 Profile of homeowners who made a mortgage payment by years of residence1 and selected characteristics

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  1997 2008
Under 10 years 10 years or more Total Households owning a home less than 10 years Under 10 years 10 years or more Total Households owning a home less than 10 years
%
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 70.8 100.0 100.0 100.0 67.2
Age
Under 45 72.1 36.1 61.6 82.9 64.0 24.2 50.9 84.4
45 to 64 25.6 55.3 34.3 52.9 32.6 65.6 43.4 50.4
65 or more 2.3 8.6 4.1 F 3.4 10.2 5.6 F
Area of residence
Metropolitan
Population 500,000 or more 50.2 44.3 48.5 73.4 51.3 44.9 49.2 70.0
Population 100,000 to 499,999 17.9 20.2 18.6 68.3 17.0 22.4 18.8 60.9
Other 16.1 14.5 15.6 72.9 19.7 17.9 19.1 69.2
Rural 15.8 21.0 17.3 64.6 11.9 14.8 12.9 62.3
Region
Atlantic 6.3 10.4 7.5 59.7 6.6 9.2 7.5 59.5
Quebec 20.6 27.4 22.6 64.7 21.7 22.8 22.0 66.0
Ontario 39.7 37.2 39.0 72.1 38.7 39.5 39.0 66.7
Prairies 18.2 13.8 16.9 76.2 18.9 16.9 18.3 69.7
British Columbia 15.2 11.3 14.1 76.6 14.1 11.6 13.3 71.3
  number
Sample size 4,013 1,769 5,782 ... 2,333 1,262 3,595 ...
  '000
Number of households 2,757 1,135 3,893 ... 3,312 1,620 4,932 ...
1. Years of residence at a dwelling owned at the time of the survey.
F too unreliable to be published.
... not applicable.
Source: Statistics Canada, Survey of Household Spending, 1997 and 2008.