Thompson

Thompson, MB
Thompson, Manitoba on the map

Population: 13,678 (2016)
Unemployment Rate: 6.4% (2017)
Minimum Wage: $11.00/hr (as of Oct 1, 2015
Total Number of Shelters: 1 (2016)
Total Number of Beds: 24 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
Individuals estimated to be

  • living on the streets: 47 (2015)
  • homeless: 118 (2016)
  • living in facilities (incl. emergency beds): 79 (2015)
  • on the street (unsheltered): 38 (2016)
  • at risk of becoming homeless: 5,810 (2010 est.) (2011)
  • staying in transitional facilities (sheltered): 60 (2016)
  • of the homeless people considered chronic: 57 (2016)

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: 1.1% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom vacancy rate: 1.1% (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (bachelor): $683/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $782/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $885/mo. (2016)
  • No. of households in core housing need: 435 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need: 9.8% (2011)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Income assistance (single person/mo): $243 (2012

 INDIGENOUS DATA 

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need: 20.7% (2011)
  • Percentage of counted homeless identifying as Aboriginal: 90.8% (2016)
  • Number of counted homeless identifying as Aboriginal: 89 (2016)