Shelter Cost and Affordability

  • There are 32,075 renter households in Saskatoon. Of those, 46% paid 30% or more of household total income toward shelter costs in 2010.
Table 1.1 Households Spending 30% or more on shelter cost
Housing tenure Spending more than 30% Less than $400 $400 to $599 $600 to $799 $800 to $999 $1,000 to $1,199 $1,200 to $1,499 $1,500 to $1,999 $2,000 or more Avg. shelter costs Median shelter costs
Total* 25,460 555 2,375 3,635 4,435 3,630 4,285 4,025 2,525 1,222 1,089
Owner 10,815 310 905 680 825 1,155 2,015 2,810 2,105 1,492 1,426
With mortgage 9,155 0 125 230 735 1,155 2,005 2,790 2,105 1,663 1,537
Without mortgage 1,665 295 785 450 95 0 15 20 0 555 522
Renter 14,645 245 1,465 2,955 3,610 2,475 2,265 1,210 420 1,022 949
Subsidized housing 2,915 165 780 840 485 355 200 85 0 783 716
Non-subsidized housing 11,725 85 690 2,115 3,125 2,120 2,060 1,125 410 1,081 989
*- Housing tenure including presence of mortgage and subsidized housing

Source: Statistics Canada – 2011 National Household Survey. Catalogue Number 99-014-X2011031.

  • ¬†Over 23% of renter households in Saskatoon pay 50% or more of household total income toward shelter costs
Table 1.2 Households Spending 50% or more on shelter cost
Housing tenure Spending more than 30% Less than $400 $400 to $599 $600 to $799 $800 to $999 $1,000 to $1,199 $1,200 to $1,499 $1,500 to $1,999 $2,000 or more Avg. shelter costs Median shelter costs
Total 11,495 310 940 1,615 2,330 1,630 1,800 1,570 1,290 1,238 1,053
Owner 4,245 190 390 220 395 425 675 1,000 960 1,536 1,410
With mortgage 3,475 0 0 85 345 425 660 990 965 1,758 1,572
Without mortgage 770 185 380 130 50 0 0 15 0 530 489
Renter 7,250 115 550 1,405 1,935 1,210 1,130 570 330 1,062 957
Subsidized housing 1,200 75 175 355 260 160 95 75 0 868 794
Non-subsidized housing 6,055 45 375 1,045 1,675 1,055 1,035 495 325 1,101 989
*- Housing tenure including presence of mortgage and subsidized housing

Source: Statistics Canada – 2011 National Household Survey. Catalogue Number 99-014-X2011031.