Kelowna

Kelowna, BC
Kelowna, British Columbia on a map
  • Population: 194,882 (2016)
  • Minimum Wage: $11.25/hr (September 2017 )
  • Unemployment Rate: 4.6% (August 2017)
  • Total Number of Shelters: 3 (2016)
  • Total Number of Beds: 90 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS

  • Individuals identified as being absolutely homeless: 233 (February 2016)
  • Individuals estimated to be living on the streets: 279 (2011)
  • Individuals experiencing sheltered homelessness: 164 (February 2016)
  • Individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness: 69 (February 2016)
  • Individuals living in homeless shelters: 164 (February 2016)
  • Individuals living in inerim housing: 231 (February 2016)
  • Individuals living in institutional care: 42 (February 2016)

HOUSING

  • 1-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 0.8% (October 2016)
  • 2-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 0.5% (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (bachelor): $710/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $864/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $1,066/mo. (2016)
  • No. of households in core housing need: 8,070 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need: 12.2% (2011

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Income Assistance (single person/mo.): $710 (2017)
  • Income assistance for those with a disability (single person/mo.): $1,133 (2017)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need: 22.4 % (2011)
  • Percentage of those surveyed in homeless count self-identifying as indigenous: 23% (2016)