What does housing affordability look like in Kitchener-Waterloo?
- In 2016, there were 200,500 households in Kitchener-Waterloo; 67.9% owned their dwelling.
- In 2016, 23.5% of Kitchener-Waterloo households spent 30% or more of their total income on shelter costs.
- Over a twenty-year period, average shelter costs in Kitchener-Waterloo rose 60.0% and 68.2% for owners and renters, respectively.
Source: Statistics Canada. 2017. Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98- 404-X2016001. Ottawa, Ontario. Data products, 2016 Census.
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