St. John's

St. John's, NL
St.John, Newfoundland and Labrador on a map

Population: 205,955 (2016)
Minimum Wage: $11.00/hr (October 2017)
Unemployment Rate: 8.4% (August 2017)
Total Number of Shelters: 5 (2016)
Total Number of Beds: 53 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
Number of people estimated to be:

  • Experiencing absolute homeless: 84 (2016)
  • Unsheltered: 3 (2016)
  • In emergency shelters: 81 (2016)
  • Proportion in emergency shelters: 48.8% (2016)
  • Provisionally accommodated: 82 (2016)
  • In transitional housing: 5 (2016)
  • Staying at someone else's place: 22 (2016)
  • Proportion staying at someone else's place: 13.3% (2016)
  • Staying in institutional settings (correctional facilities, addictions treatment etc.): 55 (2016)
  • Proportion in institutional settings: 33.1% (2016)
  • Sheltered homeless: 854 (2016)
  • Percentage of respondents in homeless count chronically homeless: 38.3% (2016)
  • Percentage of respondents in homeless count episodically homeless: 7.4% (2016)
  • Percentage of respondents in homeless count temporarily homeless: 54.3% (201
  • Living in housing with supports: 267 (2014)
  • Households in core housing need: 9200 (2014)
  • Homeless in St. John's annually: 800 (2016)

HOUSING

  • No. of households in core housing need: 9,060 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need: 11.9% (2011)
  • 1-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 3.8% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 9.3% (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (bachelor): $697/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $799/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $958/mo. (2016)
  • Number of non-profit housing units (City of St. John): 424(2016)
  • Number of social housing units (Newfoundland and Labrador Housing): 3,178 (2016

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Percentage of population receiving income support assistance: 10.7% (2016)
  • Numbers of individuals receiving income support assistance: 10,905 (2016)
  • Social assistance (single adult/mo.): $323 (2017)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Housing's St. John's waitlist: 264 (May 2014)
  • City of St John's Non-Profit Housing waitlist: 358 (May 2014)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need: 12.5% (2011)
  • Percentage of people surveyed in homeless count identifying as indigenous: 19.2% (2016)