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Dwelling Condition


Dwelling condition measures the percentage of homes in need of major repair.

Why This Matters

Dwelling condition is an indicator of the state of repair of housing — a key element of the built environment.

Measurement and Limitations

This indicator reports the percentage of dwellings reporting that major repairs are needed, where major repairs include items like “defective plumbing or electrical wiring, structural repairs to walls, floors or ceilings.”

Data from 2006 and earlier was part of the long-form of the Canadian Census. In 2011, the long-form was cancelled, and this question was made part of the National Household Survey (NHS). Though the questions are comparable, the NHS was a voluntary survey (with a 76% response rate in Manitoba), whereas the Census long-form was mandatory (with a 94% response rate). Though data quality is lower (worse) in the NHS, it remains comparable to previous years.

Data Source

Community Characterization Area level data was obtained through the Winnipeg Data Consortium/Community Social Data Strategy.

Data is updated on Peg as it becomes available from the data providers.


Statistics Canada 2013.


Dwelling Condition in the Sustainable Development Goals

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11. Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
11. Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

11. Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Cities are hubs for ideas, commerce, culture, science, productivity, social development and much more. At their best, cities have enabled people to advance socially and economically.

However, many challenges exist to maintaining cities in a way that continues to create jobs and prosperity while not straining land and resources. Common urban challenges include congestion, lack of funds to provide basic services, a shortage of adequate housing and declining infrastructure.

The challenges cities face can be overcome in ways that allow them to continue to thrive and grow, while improving resource use and reducing pollution and poverty. The future we want includes cities of opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.

Related Dwelling Condition Targets


By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums