BC Housing Market Data Visualization project

Between 2011 and 2016 census, BC population has increased by 5.6%.
At the same time, the number of private dwellings has increased by 6.1%.
In December 2016, there were 9,336 housing market transactions, 4.13% of which involved foreign citizens.
The volume of these transactions was $6,213,865,116 (4.68% foreign).

Census Data Visualization

Source: Statistics Canada (Statistics Canada Open Data License)

The 2016 Census and National Household Survey present a wealth of granular and detailed information about the socio-demographic characteristics of households in Canada. Because the Census is conducted every five years, it is possible to compare these measures over time. Relevant to housing are a number of measures captured by the Census and National Household Survey 2011.

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The age profile of an area has a significant impact on the type of housing that is required.

An abundance of children suggests a need for family housing, while a greater proportion of seniors may indicate a need for “downsized” housing.

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This report shows number of people who had moved to the current location in the previous year.

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For the purpose of the Census, housing type is defined by "structural type", which includes single detached house, semi-detached and row houses, and a variety of apartment categories.

This report gives insights into diversity of the housing types in an area.

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Housing is considered affordable when spending on all shelter costs is below 30% of pre-tax income and measured through the Shelter-cost-To-Income Ratio (STIR).

The reports shows proportion of households with greater than 30% of pre-tax income spent on shelter.

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Property Sales Monthly Overview

Property Transfer Tax data gives accurate measures of the total number of market transactions and changes in time, by a variety of levels of geography (e.g. municipality and regional district), property types (residential, commercial, farm, etc.), the average prices and tax amount paid, and the proportion of foreign participation in those transactions.

These charts show how total number of market transactions and average prices and tax amounts paid changes in time.

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Charts below show how number of market transactions for different property types (residential, commercial, famrs, etc) change over time.

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Charts below show the participation of foreign citizens in number of market transactions, average and median sales price (Fair Market Value) for different locations, for chosen period and geogprahical level.

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