Condominiums in Canada, 2016 Census of Population

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Release date: October 25, 2017
Infographic: Condominiums in Canada, 2016 Census of Population
Description: Condominiums in Canada, 2016 Census of Population

Nearly 1.9 million condominiums were occupied by Canadians in 2016

  • Toronto: 24% (445,650)
  • Vancouver: 16% (293,765)
  • Montréal: 15% (276,455)
  • Calgary: 6% (113,055)
  • Edmonton: 5% (99,590)
  • Ottawa-Gatineau: 4% (74,830)
  • Non-CMAsFootnote 1: 12% (216,205)
  • Other CMAs: 19% (355,290)

Growth rate of Canadian householdsFootnote 2 living in condominiums from 2011 to 2016

  • CMAs: +16.6%
    1,658,635 households in 2016
  • Non-CMAs: +11.9%
    216,205 households in 2016
Distribution of the valueFootnote 3 of owner-occupied condominiums
Percentage of owner-occupied condominiums Value of owner-occupied condominiums
18% Less than $199,999
28% $200,000 to $299,999
23% $300,000 to $399,999
13% $400,000 to $499,999
12% $500,000 to $749,999
3% $750,000 to $999,999
3% $1,000,000 or more

Average value of owner-occupied condominiums $367,000

Some facts about households living in a condominium

  • Average household size: 1.9
  • Average monthly shelter costs: $1,316
  • Ownership rate: 67%

Condominiums represented one-third of dwellings built in the last 5 years

Percentage of dwellings built that were condominiums
Period of construction Percentage that were condominiums
Before 1980 6%
1981 to 1990 14%
1991 to 2000 18%
2001 to 2010 24%
2011 to 2016 33%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population.

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