Guelph-Wellington

Guelph-Wellington, ON
Guelph, Ontario on a map

Wellington Population: 222,726 (2016)
Guelph Population: 151,984 (2016)
Unemployment Rate: 4.5% (July 2017)
Minimum Wage: $11.60/hr (October 2017)
Total Number of Shelters: 5 (2016)
Total Number of Beds: 83 (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)

Of which:

  • Number of rent supplement units: 260 (2016)
  • Number of housing allowance units: 137 (2016)
  • Number of households on housing waitlist: 1,497 (2016)
  • 1-bedroom vacancy rate: 0.7% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom vacancy rate: 0.9% (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (bachelor): $735/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $952/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $1,078/mo. (2016)
  • No. of households in core housing need: 5,445 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need: 10.4% (2011)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need: 16.8% (2011)
  • Of those surveyed in homeless count, percentage identifying as Aboriginal or having Aboriginal ancestry: 22% (2016)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

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