Saint John

Saint John, NB
Saint John, New Brunswick on a map
  • Total Community Population: 126,202 (2016)
  • Minimum Wage: $11.00/hr (as of April 2017
  • Total Number of Shelters: 3 (2016)
  • Total Number of Beds: 40 (2016)
  • Unemployment Rate: 5.8 % (August 2017)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS

  • Experiencing absolute homelessness: at least 60 (February 2016)
  • Identifying as chronically homeless: 20% (February 2016)

HOUSING

  • No. of households in core housing need: 5,435 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need: 10.8% (2011)
  • 1-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 7.6% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 8.3% (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (bachelor): $494/mo (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $623/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $720/mo. (2016)

 SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Income assistance (single individual): $537/mo. (2016)

 INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need: 10.0 % (2011)
  • Percentage of those surveyed in homeless count identifying as Aboriginal or having Aboriginal ancestry: 28% (February 2016)