Peel Region

Peel Region, ON
Peel Region, Ontario on a map

Population: 1,381,739 (2016)
Unemployment Rate: 8.3% (
2017)
Minimum Wage: $11.60/hr (October 
2017
Total Number of Shelters:(2016)  
Total Number of Beds: 526 (2016) 

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS

  • Individuals accessing Region of Peel Emergency Shelter: 14,861 (2016)
  • Families accessing Region of Peel Transitional Housing: 37 (2016)
  • Individuals accessing Region of Peel Transitional Housing: 163 (2016)
  • Individuals served by street outreach: 346 (2016)

HOUSING

  • No. of emergency shelter beds for youth: 12 (2010)
  • No. of subsidized housing units: Approx. 56% of 14,618 units (2013)
  • No. of supportive housing units for those with mental/physical health issues: 500 (2017)
  • Households receiving housing subsidy (including RGI and rent supplements): 11,887 (2016)
  • Households on centralized wait list: 12,958 (2016)
  • Wait time on centralized wait list: 6.42 years (2016)
  • 1-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 1.3% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 1.4% (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (bachelor): $845/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $1,101/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $1,267/mo. (2016)
  • Individuals receiving utility/rent arrears: 754 (2016))
  • Individuals receiving transitional supports: 375 (2016)
  • No. of households in core housing need (Mississauga only): 33,825 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need (Mississauga only): 15.3% (2011)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need (Mississauga only): 14.5% (2011)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Income assistance for renters/home owners (single person/mo.): ​$706 (2016)
  • Monthly average Ontario Works caseloads (households receiving social assistance) in first quarter 2017: 18,621 (2017)