One measure of housing utilisation is provided by the Canadian National Occupancy Standard for housing appropriateness, which is based on the availability of bedrooms for household residents. Using this model, about one in seven Indigenous households (14%) were living in dwellings that required at least one extra bedroom, compared with 3% of other households. For more information, see paragraphs 54-55 of the Explanatory Notes.
For Indigenous households, average household size and the proportion of households requiring an extra bedroom rose with increasing remoteness. The proportion of households requiring at least one extra bedroom rose from 9% in Major Cities to 40% in Very Remote areas. The need for at least one extra bedroom in other households was much lower, with less than 4% requiring an extra bedroom in any remoteness area.
HOUSEHOLDS(a) REQUIRING AN EXTRA BEDROOM(b),
by Remoteness Areas