Durham Region

Durham Region, ON
Durham Region, Ontario on a map

Population: 646,862 (2016)
Unemployment Rate: 5.7% (August 2017)
Minimum Wage: $11.60 (October 2017)
Total Number of Shelters: 4 (2016)
Total Number of Beds: 118 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS 

  • No. of households accessing emergency shelter: 1,391 (2016)
  • No. of chronically homeless: 0 (2016)
  • No. of transitional housing beds: 28 (2014)
  • No. of emergency beds: 93 (2014)
  • No. of beds for women fleeing family violence: 90 (2014)
  • No. of domiciliary hostel beds: 13 (2014)

HOUSING

  • No. of households in core housing need (Oshawa only): 13,070 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need (Oshawa only): 10.5% (2011)
  • No. of social housing units: 6,400 (2017)
  • No. of households on rent-geared-to-income waitlist: 6,074 (2016)
  • 1-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 1.4% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 2.2% (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (bachelor): $786/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $978/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $1,116/mo. (2016)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need (Oshawa only): 13.2 % (2011)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Income assistance for renters/home owners (single person/mo.): ​$706 (2016)
  • Number of Ontario Works caseloads (people collecting social assistance): 9,437 (June 2013)