Peterborough

Peterborough, ON
Peterborough, Ontario on a map

Population: 104,300 (July 2016)
Unemployment Rate: 5.1% (July 2016
Minimum Wage: $11.40/hr (as of October 1, 2016
Total Number of Shelters: 4 (2015)
Total Number of Beds: 80 (2015)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
Number of people estimated to be:

  • living in facilities (emergency/transitional beds): 900 (annual) (2013)
  • homeless: 120 (2016)
  • provisionally accommodated: 27 (2016)
  • living in 'hidden homelessness': 8,000 (est.) (2008)

No. of households living in core housing need: 10,000 (2013)

HOUSING

Number of households seen as "food insecure:" 10% (2012)
Number of public & subsidized housing units: 2,303 (2008)
No. of households on housing waitlist: 1,501 (2013)
Rental Vacancy Rate: 3.7% (2015)
Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $819/mo. (2015)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
Income assistance (single individual): $656(Ontario Works) (2014)
No. of individuals receiving income assistance: 7,374 (2008)
No. of individuals using food banks: 6,261 (2007 avg./mo.) (2008)