Parry Sound Region Economic Development Community

Housing

The Parry Sound Area Development Community's housing market is comprised predominantly of single detached houses, which range from modest homes to extravagant water front manors. There are also provincially comparable percentages of apartment duplexes and apartments in buildings with fewer than five stories. Average gross monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings and rented dwellings are lower in the community than the provincial average.

Housing

  Development Community Parry Sound District Ontario
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 5260 17,195 4,555,025
Single detached houses- as a % of total occupied private dwellings 80.22% 88.1 56.1
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 2.58% 1.4 5.7
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 1.34% 1 7.9
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 3.07% 1.7 3.4
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 9.81% 5.5 10.8
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 1.34% 0.4 15.6
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 1.73% 1.9 0.5
Number of owned dwellings 4100 14,350 3,235,495
Average gross monthly payment for owner-occupied dwellings 678 550 1046
Number of rented dwellings 1160 2,810 1,312,290
Average gross monthly payment for rented dwellings 664 670 801
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census