LFP 2017 By Occupancy Type

LFP MEASURES BY OCCUPANCY TYPE

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CNMI Total

Units rented for cash was 54.7% of all occupied housing units in the CNMI in 2017; units occupied without cash payment was 20.1%; units owned free and clear was 18.6%; while units owned with a mortgage or loan was about 6.6%.

By Island

The percentage of all occupied housing units rented for cash was highest in Saipan (56.3%), followed by Tinian (48.5%) and lowest in Rota (30.7%). The percentage of all occupied units occupied without cash payment was highest in Rota (32.7%), followed by Tinian (30.9%), and was lowest in Saipan (20.1%). The percentage owned free and clear was highest in Rota (32.7%), followed by Saipan (18.6%), and lowest in Tinian (15.5%). The percentage owned with a mortgage or loan was highest in Saipan (6.6%), followed by Tinian (5.1%), and lowest in Rota (3.9%).

By Saipan Districts

Within Saipan, units rented for cash percentage was highest in District 3 (67.4%) followed by District 2 (57.7%) and District 1 (56.6%), while relatively lower in District 5 (39.6%) and District 4 (28.0%). Owner occupied units’ percentage was higher in Districts 4 (56.1%) and 5 (49.9%) and lower in Districts 1 (24.9%), 3 (14.6%), and 2 (10.6%). See Chart H2.1 and Table H2.1 for detail.

Housing Characteristics

LFS 2017 Table H2.1

Labor Force Participation Measures
Table H2.1 Occupied Housing Units by Occupancy Type, by Island, and by District: CNMI, 2017 4th Qtr.

    Saipan
District 1
Saipan
District 2
Saipan
District 3
Saipan
District 4
Saipan
District 5
Tinian
District 6
Rota
District 7
Source: Labor Force Survey CNMI, 2017 4th Qtr.
Housing Unit Owned with a mortgage or loan 231 19 171 223 381 46 30
Housing Unit Owned free and clear 848 199 636 406 625 139 250
Housing Unit Rented for cash 2,451 1,183 3,719 314 799 436 234
Housing Unit Occupied without payment 802 649 996 178 213 278 250
Percent within Owned with a mortgage or loan 5.3% 0.9% 3.1% 19.9% 18.9% 5.1% 3.9%
Percent within Owned free and clear 19.6% 9.7% 11.5% 36.2% 31.0% 15.5% 32.7%
Percent within Rented for cash 56.6% 57.7% 67.4% 28.0% 39.6% 48.5% 30.7%
Percent within Occupied without payment 18.5% 31.7% 18.0% 15.9% 10.6% 30.9% 32.7%
Percent by Owned with a mortgage or loan 21.0% 1.7% 15.5% 20.3% 34.6% 4.2% 2.7%
Percent by Owned free and clear 27.3% 6.4% 20.5% 13.1% 20.1% 4.5% 8.1%
Percent by Rented for cash 26.8% 13.0% 40.7% 3.4% 8.7% 4.8% 2.6%
Percent by Occupied without payment 23.8% 19.3% 29.6% 5.3% 6.3% 8.2% 7.4%

Housing Characteristics

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LFP 2017 H2.1