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Watson Lake

Housing and Shelter Costs National Household Survey 2011

Datanote: In some cases, the census subdivision boundary does not match the municipal boundary. To provide a more representative estimate of demography in this geographic area, the census subdivisions of Two and One-Half Mile Village (6001034), Two Mile Village (6001033), Upper Liard (6001032), and Watson Lake (6001003) were combined. Global non-response rate for this area: 39.0%

TopicValue
Total number of owner and tenant households with household total income greater than zero, in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings by shelter-cost-to-income ratio420
Spending less than 30% of household total income on shelter costs355
Spending 30% or more of household total income on shelter costs65
Spending 30% to less than 100% of household total income on shelter costs50
Number of owner households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings265
% of owner households with a mortgage45.3
% of owner households spending 30% or more of household total income on shelter costs15.4
Median monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)615
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)790
Median value of dwellings ($)150,074
Average value of dwellings ($)180,028
Number of tenant households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings150
% of tenant households in subsidized housing41.9
% of tenant households spending 30% or more of household total income on shelter costs16.1
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)834
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)809