Housing trends

The growth in Canada's population and economy increases the demand for housing. Most of the energy used to meet this demand still comes from fossil fuels, which leads to increasing emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases.

Key results

  • Between 1990 and 2016, the number of occupied dwellings (such as houses, condo units and apartments) increased by 45% in Canada, from 9.9 to 14.3 million

Number of occupied dwellings, Canada, 1990 to 2016

Data table for the long description
Number of occupied dwellings, Canada, 1990 to 2016
Year Dwellings
(millions)
1990 9.9
1991 10.2
1992 10.4
1993 10.6
1994 10.7
1995 10.9
1996 11.1
1997 11.2
1998 11.3
1999 11.5
2000 11.7
2001 11.8
2002 12.0
2003 12.2
2004 12.4
2005 12.6
2006 12.8
2007 13.0
2008 13.2
2009 13.4
2010 13.4
2011 13.6
2012 13.7
2013 13.9
2014 14.0
2015 14.1
2016 14.3

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