Winnipeg

Winnipeg, MB
Winnipeg, Manitoba on the map

Population: 778,489 (2016)
Unemployment Rate: 5.5% (September-October 2017)
Minimum Wage: $11.00/hr (as of Oct 1, 2015) 
Total Number of Shelters: 8 (2016)
Total Number of Beds: 549 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
No. of people estimated to be:

  • experiencing homelessness: 1400 (2015)
  • living on the streets: 350 (est.) (2012)
  • unsheltered (incl. staying in public spaces): 132 (2015)
  • living in facilities (incl. emergency beds): 415 (2012)
  • emergency shelter (incl. domestic violence shelter or youth shelter): 347 (2015)
  • living in 'hidden homelessness': 2,100-2,400 (est.) (2012)
  • in absolute homelessness: 479 (2015)
  • living in core housing need: 28,000 (est.) (2012)
  • living in transitional housing: 281 (2015)
  • living in an institutional setting: 242 (2015)
  • provisionally accomodated: 921 (2015)

HOUSING

  • No. of public & subsidized housing units: 35,500 (prov. est.) (2008)
  • No. of clients on housing wait list: 2000+ (est. for avg. agency, province-wide) (2008)
  • No. of households in core housing need: 28,780 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need: 10.3% (2011)
  • 1-bedroom vacancy rate: 3.0% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom vacancy rate: 2.7 (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (bachelor): $634/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $836/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $1,068/mo. (2016)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Income assistance (single individual): $595 (2013)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need: 19.8% (2011)
  • Percentage of respondents to street survey identifying as indigenous: 71.1% (2015)