Housing Starts

Construction of housing units in urban centres with a population of 10,000 and over. A housing unit is considered "started" when basement foundation construction begins.

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Analysis

PUBLISHED - Apr 18, 2019

In Alberta, urban housing starts totaled 1,252 in March 2019, a year-over-year decrease of 33.8%. Canadian housing starts decreased by 10.0% over the same period. In Alberta, single-detached, semi-detached, and row-units decreased 33.3%, 19.5%, and 17.1% respectively. Apartment units saw the largest decrease (-51.0%).