At 1,792 square feet, Canada ranks third out of nine major global countries in terms of average home size, after Australia and the US, according to a new survey by Point 2 Homes.
The survey – which polled 29,000 respondents in Canada, Australia, the US, the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Brazil and Mexico – also found that Canadian respondents came in second only to the US when it comes to living space per person, at 618 square feet on average.
Most Canadians polled seemed to be happy with the size of their home, with 58 per cent saying that they didn’t not want a larger home. In fact, when asked what made a good-size home, the largest proportion of Canadian respondents selected the 1,001-1,500-square-foot category – smaller than the average Canadian home size.
Broken out by province and city, in British Columbia, the average home size among respondents was 2,077 square feet – and 23 per cent of BC respondents said they live in homes of over 2,500 square feet in size, a proportion beaten out only by New Brunswick.
In Vancouver, 29 per cent said they live in homes of less than 1,000 square feet, with 18 per cent in the 1,001-1,500-square-foot group and the remaining 52 per cent living in homes of more than 1,501 square feet. Nearly a quarter of Vancouverites (24 per cent) reported enjoying homes that have more than 2,501 square feet of living space.
A surprising 20 per cent of Vancouverites said they thought less than 1,000 square feet was a good size for a home – but the highest proportion of local respondents, at 32 per cent, said that more than 2,501 square feet is ideal.
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