Calgary

Calgary, AB
Calgary, Alberta on a map

Population: 1,246,337 (2017)
Unemployment Rate: 8.5% (as of August 2017)
Minimum Wage: $13/60/hr (as of October 1, 2017)
Total Number of Shelters: 12 (2016)
Total Number of Beds: 1949 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS

Total number of people experiencing homelessness: 3,430 (as of October 19, 2016

Of these individuals, the estimated number:

  • Unsheltered: 194 (2016)
  • Emergency Sheltered: 1,503 (2016)
  • In transitional housing and other: 1,461 (2016)
  • In provincial corrections facilities: 194 (2016)
  • In health facilities: 68 (2016)

 HOUSING

  • Number of non-market housing units (including transitional housing): 16,702 (2015)
  • Number of clients on Calgary housing Company waitlist: 3,934 (2016)
  • Apartment Vacancy rate: 9.1% (2017)
  • 1-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 6.2% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 7.9% (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (bachelor): $858/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $1,050/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $1,258/mo. (2016)
  • Number of households in core housing need: 44,465 (2011)
  • Incidence of core housing need: 27.7% (2015)
  • Total number of people living in households in 'extreme core housing need' (50% or more of income is spent on shelter): 15,610 (2011)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Income assistance (single individual living in social housing): $424/mo. (2016)
  • Number of family and individual visits to Calgary Food Bank: 170, 093 (2016)
  • Income assistance (single individual): $583 (2012)
  • Incidence of core housing need in the general population: 10.1% (2011)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Indigenous people in the total population: 3% (2016)
  • Number of Aboriginal renter households in core housing need: 1,855 (2015)
  • Incidence of core housing need: 27.7% (2015)
  • Number of self-identified Aboriginals in the 2016 Point in Time Homeless Count: 695 (2016)
  • Percentage of self-identified Aboriginals in the 2016 Point in Time Homeless Count: 20% (2016)
  • Number of Aboriginal renter households in core housing need: 1,855 (2015)