Halton

Halton, ON
Halton, Ontario on a map

Population: 548,435 (2016)
Unemployment Rate: 5.6% (2016)
Minimum Wage: $11.60/hr (2017)
Total Number of Shelters: 3 (2016)
Total Number of Beds: 55 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS

  • No. of youth estimated to be homeless: 155 (2007)
  • No. of youth estimated to be at risk of homelessness: 198 (2007)
  • No. of shelter beds: 30 (2012)
  • No. of transitional housing beds: 74 (2012)
  • No. of domiciliary hostel beds: 152 (2012)

People estimated to be:

  • living on the streets: 1,226 (2001)
  • at risk of becoming homeless: 836 (2001)
  • living in core housing need: 11,130 (2001)

HOUSING

  • No. of households "placed" with emergency shelter program: 779 (2013)
  • Households on rent-geared-to-income waiting list (#): 3,460 (2015)
  • 1-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 1.2% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 1.2% (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (bachelor): $904/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $1,160/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $1,324/mo. (2016)
  • No. of households in core housing need (Oakville only): 5,325 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need (Oakville only): 9.0% (2011)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need (Oakville only): 11.2% (2011)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE  

  • Income assistance for renters/home owners (single person/mo.): ​$706 (2016)
  • No. of monthly Ontario Works caseloads (drawers of social assistance): 1,978 (2016)