National Household Survey (NHS)
Shelter cost to income ratio of private household, category
Shelter cost to income ratio refers to the percentage of a household's average total monthly income which is spent on shelter-related expenses. Those expenses include the monthly rent (for tenants) or the mortgage payment, property taxes and condominium fees (for owners) and the costs of electricity, heat, municipal services, etc. The percentage is calculated by dividing the total shelter-related expenses by the household's total monthly income and multiplying the result by 100.
In the National Household Survey 2011 shelter cost to income ratio is disseminated for private households in owner or tenant-occupied non-farm dwellings. Households who reported a loss in their total household income, or had no income in 2010 are excluded.
Private household refers to a person or group of persons who occupy the same dwelling and do not have a usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada or abroad. The household universe is divided into two sub-universes on the basis of whether the household is occupying a collective dwelling or a private dwelling. The latter is a private household.