Single family detached dwellings are by far the most popular kind of housing in Belleville and Quinte West, according to new census
data from 2016 released by Statistics Canada today (Wednesday, May3).
Only Thunder Bay had a higher percentage of single family detached houses than Belleville and Quinte West. In Thunder Bay, 70% of private
dwellings were houses, while in the Quinte region, 68.9% are single family homes.
In Toronto, just 40% of dwellings are houses, while in Vancouver less than a third of residences are single family homes.
The national average is 54%.
Meanwhile, it won’t surprise anyone that our area has one of the oldest populations in Canada. According to last year’s census,
just over 20% of the population in Belleville and Quinte West was 65 years of age or older. That makes this area the 7th oldest in the country.
The national average for population at 65 or older is 17%.
Meanwhile, last year there were 30 people in Belleville and Quinte West that were 100 years old, 5 men and 25 women.
There were 80 people at 95 years of age, 15 men and 65 women.