Victoria

Victoria, BC
Victoria, British Columbia on a map
  • Population: 311,100 (2017)
  • Unemployment Rate: 4.6% (2017)
  • Minimum Wage: $11.25/hr (September 2017)
  • Total Number of Shelters: 7 (2016)
  • Total Number of Beds: 235 (2016

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
Individuals estimated to be

  • living in facilities (including emergency beds): 1,785 (2014)
  • living in housing with supports: 535 (2011)
  • homeless: 1,387 (2016)
  • unsheltered: 192 (2016)
  • emergency sheltered: 353 (2016)
  • provisionally accommodated: 842 (2016)

HOUSING

  • Public & subsidized housing units (#): 7,751 (2011)
  • Households on housing waiting lists (#): 1,377 (2011)
  • Number of households in 'core housing need' (#): 1/2 of renters and 1/4 of owners (2012)
  • No. of households in core housing need: 20,870 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need: 14.7% (2011)
  • 1-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 0.5% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 0.6% (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (bachelor): $785/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $912/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $1,188/mo. (2016)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Individuals accessing income supports (#): 724 (2010/11)
  • 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: 25.1 % (2011)
  • Percentage of individuals surveyed in homeless count identifying as Aboriginal or having Aboriginal ancestry: 32.6% (2016)
  • Number of individuals surveyed in homeless count identifying as Aboriginal or having Aboriginal ancestry: 235 (2016)