CMHC: Canadian Housing Observer 2011

CMHC released their annual flagship report today: Canadian Housing Observer 2011. This is the 9th edition of the Observer which provides an in-depth review of housing conditions and trends in Canada and describes the key factors that influence these developments. Keep in mind that the majority of the statistics in the report only include 2010, with some exceptions including 2011 figures.

The report is 184 pages in length and covers numerous topics: click here to download report

Some highlights:

  • From 2000 to 2010, Calgary had the fastest rate of population growth of any CMA and the highest per capita rate of housing completions
  • From 2008 to 2010, Saskatoon had the fastest rate of population growth of any CMA, followed by Vancouver, Calgary, Regina,and Edmonton.
  • 5% of recent immigrant households live in Calgary ( figure 5) compared to Toronto (37%), Montreal (19%), Vancouver (14%)
  • In the cities tracked, Calgary had the lowest % of population aged 65 years or over – under 10% (figure 5-12)

There’s definitely a lot more information, depending what you’re interested in researching.

Click here to view the entire report

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