Brandon

Brandon, MB
Brandon, Manitoba on the map

Population: 58,003 (2016)
Unemployment Rate: 6.0% (2017)
Minimum Wage: $11.00/hr (as of October 1, 2015)
Total Number of Shelters: 2 (2016)
Total Number of Beds: 12 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
Individuals estimated to be

  • homeless: 146 (2016)
  • living on the streets: 28 (2014)
  • sheltered: 118 (2016)
  • living in facilities (incl. emergency beds): 659 (2010 est.) (2011)
  • unsheltered: 28 (2016)
  • at risk of becoming homeless: 5,810 (2010 est.) (2011)

HOUSING

  • No. of public housing units: 35,500 (prov. est.) (2008)
  • No. of clients on housing wait list: 2000+ (est. for avg. agency, province-wide) (2008)
  • 1-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 2.5% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 3.1% (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (bachelor): $518/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $631/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $844/mo. (2016)
  • No. of households in core housing need: 1,430 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need: 6.9% (2011)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Income assistance (single individual): $284/mo (2014)

INDIGENOUS DATA 

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need: 13.0 % (2011)