Vancouver

Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, British Columbia on a map
  • Population: 2,197,900 (2017)
  • Minimum Wage: $11.25/hr (September 2017)
  • Unemployment Rate: 4.7% (August 2017)
  • Total Number of Shelters: 37 (2016)
  • Total Number of Beds: 1,206 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
Individuals estimated to be

  • homeless: 1847 (2016)
  • unsheltered: 539 (2016)
  • living on the streets: 957 (2014)
  • sheltered: 1308 (2016)
  • living in facilities (emergency/transitional beds): 1820 (2014)

HOUSING

  • No. of families on housing wait list: 2,800 (2010
  • 1-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 0.7% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 0.7% (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (bachelor): $1,013/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $1,159/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $1,450/mo. (2016)
  • No. of households in core housing need: 144,720 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need: 17.8% (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: 27.2 % (2011)
  • Number of respondents in homeless count identifying as Aboriginal: 420 (2016)
  • Percentage of respondents in homeless count identifying as Aboriginal: 38% (2016)