Ottawa

Ottawa, ON
Ottawa, Ontario on a map

Population: 934,243 (2016)
Unemployment Rate: 6.4% (August 2017)
Minimum Wage: $11.60/hr (October 2017)
Total Number of Shelters: 11 (2016)
Total Number of Beds: 1154 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS

  • No. of enumerated homeless: 261 (2016)
  • No. of enumerated homeless emergency sheltered: 117 (2016)
  • No. of enumerated homeless in transitional housing: 140 (2016)
  • No. of chronically homeless single men during the year: 351 (2016)
  • No of chronically homeless single women during the year: 91 (2016)
  • No. of chronically homeless family units during the year: 87 (2016
  • No. of episodically homeless single men during the year: 76 (2016)
  • No. of episodically homeless single women during the year: 13 (2016)
  • Average length of shelter stay (all clients): 75 nights (2016)

Number of people estimated to be:

  • living on the streets: 530 (2008)
  • living in shelters: 6,705 (2013)
  • using women's, men's, youth and family emergency shelters at any Point during the year: 7,170 (2016)

HOUSING

  • Number of public & subsidized housing units: approx. 22,500 (2017)
  • No. of active households on central waiting list for affordable housing: 10,052 (2016)
  • 1-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 2.8% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 3.0% (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (bachelor): $812/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $982/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $1,201/mo. (2016
  • No. of households in core housing need: 37,800 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need: 11.2% (2011)

 SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Income assistance for renters/home owners (single person/mo.): ​$706 (2016)
  • Average monthly Ontario Works caseload (households receiving social assistance): 16,073 (2012)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need: 15.9 % (2011)