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Life: now that’s a full house

Canada Day Special 2010


 

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While British Columbians enjoy the most square footage, one could argue Newfoundlanders are the most in need of the extra space—more than half of young adults still live under a parent’s roof.

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HIGHEST
LOWEST
New house size
B.C.: 2,500 sq. feet Quebec: 1,300 sq. feet
Existing house prices
B.C.: $497,371 P.E.I.: $145,113
Have you bought a new car recently? % of the total population
Newfoundland: 1.2% Manitoba: 0.74%
Adult children living at a parent’s home % of those aged 20-29
Newfoundland: 52.2% Saskatchewan: 31.7%
Holders of gun licences as a % of total population
Newfoundland 14% Ontario: 3%
Sources: House sizes (2010, single detached): Canadian Home Builders’ Assoc.; house prices (Average sale price of existing houses, May 2010): Canadian Real Estate Assoc.; vehicle sales (Jan.-March 2010): Statistics Canada; Adult child at home (2006): StatsCan census; Valid gun licences (March 2010): RCMP’s Canadian Firearms Program, StatsCAN


The full province-by-province breakdown:

New house size
B.C.
2,500 sq. feet
Ontario
2,000 sq. feet
Alberta
1,800 sq. feet
Manitoba
1,600 sq. feet
Saskatchewan
1,600 sq. feet
Atlantic provinces
1,500 sq. feet
Quebec
1,300 sq. feet
Existing house prices
B.C.
$497,371
Alberta
$364,303
Ontario
$352,523
Quebec
$252,558
Saskatchewan
$237,618
Newfoundland and Labrador
$235,986
Manitoba
$229,813
Nova Scotia
$218,129
New Brunswick
$166,057
P.E.I.
$145,113
Have you bought a new car recently? (% of the total population)
Newfoundland and Labrador
1.20%
Alberta
1.18%
Quebec
1.15%
New Brunswick
1.08%
Nova Scotia
1.01%
Saskatchewan
0.97%
Ontario
0.92%
P.E.I.
0.80%
Manitoba
0.74%
B.C.
0.73%
Adult children living at a parent’s home (% of those aged 20-29)
Saskatchewan
31.7%
Alberta
31.8%
Quebec
38.7%
New Brunswick
39.6%
Nova Scotia
39.9%
Manitoba
39.9%
P.E.I.
44.2%
B.C.
44.4%
Ontario
51.5%
Newfoundland and Labrador
52.2%
Holders of gun licenses (% of total population)
Newfoundland and Labrador
1.19%
Alberta
1.18%
Quebec
1.15%
Nova Scotia
1.09%
New Brunskwick
1.09%
Saskatchewan
0.97%
Ontario
0.92%
P.E.I.
0.80%
B.C. and the territories
0.74%
Manitoba
0.74%

 
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