Nanaimo

Nanaimo, BC
Nanaimo, British Columbia on a map
  • Population: 104,936 (2016)
  • Minimum Wage: $11.25/hr (September 2017)
  • Unemployment Rate: 7.6% (2016)
  • Total Number of Shelters: 2 (2016)
  • Total Number of Beds: 33 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
Individuals estimated to be

  • experiencing absolute homelessness: 174 (2016)
  • living in a domestic violence or emergency shelter: 22 (2016)
  • living on the streets: 115 (2011)
  • living in 'hidden homelessness': 137-567 (approx.) (2011)
  • living in transitional housing: 21 (2016)
  • living in a public space: 24 (2016)

HOUSING

  • 1-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 0.9% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 2.2% (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (bachelor): $636/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $760/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $895/mo. (2016)
  • No. of households in core housing need: 5,500 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need: 13.9% (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: 18.1 % (2011)
  • Percentage of those surveyed in homeless count self-identifying as First Nations: 18% (2016)
  • Percentage of those surveyed in homeless count self-identifying as Métis: 3% (2016)
  • Percentage of those surveyed in homeless count self-identifying as Inuit: 1% (2016)
  • Percentage of those surveyed in homeless count self-identifying as non-status Aboriginal: 1.72% (2016)