Guelph-Wellington

Guelph-Wellington, ON
Guelph, Ontario on a map

Wellington Population: 222,726 (2016)
Guelph Population: 131,794 (2016)
Unemployment Rate: 5.3% (July 2016)
Minimum Wage: $11.40/hr (as of October 1, 2016)
Total Number of Shelters: 3 (2016)
Total Number of Beds: 54 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
Annual number of individuals estimated to have stayed in emergency shelters: 586 (2016)
Point-in-Time number of individuals identified as experiencing homelessness: 295 (2016)

HOUSING
Number of community housing units: 2,673 (2016)
Number of households on housing waitlist: 1,455 (2016)
Rental Vacancy Rate: 1% (2016)
Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $952/mo. (2016)
Households in core housing need: 12.2% (2012)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
Average monthly number of households receiving Ontario Works assistance: 2,102 (2015)
Ontario Works Assistance (single person/month): $706 (2016