Prince Rupert scores below average provincially in homeownership. (Pixabay photo)

Rupert below average in housing

In Prince Rupert 60.3 per cent residents own their home, eight per cent below the provincial average

Prince Rupert is below the provincial average when it comes to homeownership rates in the province, reveals a report from Statistics Canada.

In British Columbia, of the 1.9 million households 68 per cent owned their home — and in Prince Rupert 60.3 per cent of residents owned their home. The “Housing in Canada” data is from the 2016 Census, which was released on Oct. 26.

Homeownership has fallen since 2011, when Statistics Canada reported that 70 per cent of people owned their home in the province.

The housing data for 2016 states that Prince Rupert has a total of 4,915 homes, with 2,940 homes that are owned, 1,760 with a mortgage and 1,170 without a mortgage. There are 1,980 homes being rented, and 270 homes that are subsidized.

READ MORE: HOMEOWNERSHIP SLIGHTLY MORE AFFORDABLE IN 2014 THAN 2013

Of the total homes the data states that 690 are in need of major repairs and 280 are not suitable for housing.

Most home owners are between the ages of 55 and 64 years, and most renters are between the ages of 25 to 34 years.

The report also found that provincially monthly costs are higher on average for those who own their home at $1,387, compared to those who rent at $1,149.



shannon.lough@thenorthernview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Rupert Runners share memories of beloved volunteer Leslie Peloquin

Distance runner Peloquin was a Learn to Run coach in Prince Rupert for years, inspiring many

‘Ruff week over for canine owners as Prince Rupert dog park reopens

McKay Street dog park was temporarily closed for repairs after a car crashed into fence

Prince Rupert marine business adds second catamaran to its fleet

100-passenger Aurora was launched this year for the Rio Tinto Kemano tunnel project

Sustainble economy flourishing in Haida Gwaii and Great Bear Rainforest thanks to First Nations investments

From 2008-2018, funding initiatives led to more than $286 million in new investments

Prince Rupert students prove themselves up to code

The Sphero Olympics put local youngsters tech talents on display

Federal cabinet ministers visit Edmonton, Calgary, in wake of TMX approval

Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi is set to visit Trans Mountain Corp.’s terminal in Edmonton

B.C. municipality prepares to forbid overnight camping by homeless despite court ruling

While courts have ruled against blanket bans, Langley City is employing a site-by-site approach

B.C. auditor says Indigenous grad rate highest ever but education gaps exist

The percentage of Indigenous students graduating from B.C. public high schools has hit its highest level ever

Statistics Canada reports annual pace of inflation rises in May to 2.4%

Transportation prices gained 3.1 per cent as the cost of air transportation added 8.9 per cent

Rich U.S. donors fund anti-oil activism, meeting hears

Much of the organized opposition to oil and gas development in Canada… Continue reading

MPs hear retired B.C. nurse’s petition to change compensation for fatal medical errors

Teri McGrath wants provinces to implement no-fault system for medical errors

Horgan says he’ll still defend B.C. coast after second Trans Mountain approval

Meanwhile, one B.C. First Nation has announced plans for a legal challenge

Demonstrators on either side of Trans Mountain debate clash in Vancouver

Crowd heard from member of Indigenous-led coalition that hopes to buy 51% of expansion project

Most Read