Fredericton

Fredericton, NB
Fredericton, New Brunswick on a map
  • Population: 101,760 (2016)
  • Minimum Wage: $11.00/hr (April 2017)
  • Total Number of Shelters: 2 (2016)
  • Total Number of Beds: 39 (2016)
  • Unemployment rate in economic region: 5.3% (August 2017

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS

  • Households at risk of homelessness (#): 9,685 (2012

Individuals estimated to be:

  • absolutely homeless: minimum of 50 (2016)
  • staying in shelters: 256 (2013)
  • Women and children who stayed at Fredericton transition house (04/2012 - 03/2013): 111 women, 93 children (2013)
  • living in 'hidden homelessness': 1,300 (2012)
  • chronically homeless: 40.8% (2016)
  • episodically homeless: 16.9 % (2016)
  • women and children who stayed at trasition/second-stage housing: 84 women, 55 children (2016)

HOUSING

  • People on housing waitlist (#): 1,099 (2016)
  • 1-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 3.2% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 4.8% (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (bachelor): $619/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $697/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $697/mo. (2016)
  • No. of households in core housing need: 3,960 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need: 10.7% (2011)

 SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Number of people assisted by food banks (in March): 2,794 (2016)
  • Income assistance (single individual): $537/mo. (2016)
  • Average number of social assistance cases: 4,319 (2016

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need: 25.6 % (2011)
  • Percentage of those surveyed in homeless count identifying as Aboriginal: 17.6% (2016)