Wood Buffalo

Wood Buffalo, AB
Wood Buffalo, Alberta on a map
  • Population: 73,320 (2016)

  • Unemployment Rate: 7.7% (as of July 2017)
  • Minimum Wage: $13.60/hr (as of October 1, 2017)
  • Total number of shelters: 4 (2016)
  • Total number of beds: 120 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS

  • Homeless Count: 104 (2016)
  • Of those surveyed, the number of people:
    • Unsheltered: 16 (2016)
    • Emergency Sheltered: 54 (2016)
    • Justice System: 2 (2016)
    • Transitional Housing and Other: 4 (2016

HOUSING

  • No. of public & subsidized housing units: 1547 (2012)
  • No. of clients on housing wait list: 319 (2012)
  • No. of households in core housing need: 2,040 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need: 9.3% (2011)
  • 2-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 19.3% (2016)
  • 1-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 16.7% (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (bachelor): $1,070/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $1,251/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $1,454/mo. (2016)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Income assistance (single individual): $424/ mo. (August 2016)

INDIGENOUS 

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need: 11.3% (2011)
  • Percentage of those surveyed in homeless count self-identifying as indigenous: 43% (2016)