Peterborough

Peterborough, ON
Peterborough, Ontario on a map

Population: 121,721 (2016)
Unemployment Rate: 8.1% (August 2017)
Minimum Wage: $11.60/hr (October 2017)
Total Number of Shelters: 4 (2016)
Total Number of Beds: 80 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS

  • No. of households living in core housing need: 10,000 (2013)
  • Percentage of those surveyed in homeless count who are chronically homeless: 54% (2016)
  • Percentage of those surveyed in homeless count who are episodically homeless: 28% (2016)

Number of people estimated to be:

  • living in facilities (emergency/transitional beds): 900 (annual) (2013)
  • homeless: 120 (2016)
  • provisionally accommodated: 27 (2016)
  • provisionally accommodated (living temporarily with others): 27 (2016)
  • emergency sheltered: 63 (2016)

HOUSING

  • No. of social housing units: 1,832 (2016)
  • No. of affordable housing units: 830 (2016)
  • No. of rent supplement units: 478 (2016)
  • No. of applicants on wait list for rent-geared-to-income housing: 1,491 (2016)
  • 1-bedroom vacancy rate: 1.3% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom vacancy rate: 1.0% (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (bachelor): $691/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $834/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $980/mo. (2016)
  • Percentage of renter households spending 30%+ income on rent and utilities: 49% of 13,315 households (2016)
  • Percentage of owner households spending 30%+ income on rent and utilities: 17.8% of 42,325 (2016)
  • Renter households spending 50%+ income on rent and utilities: 2,640 (2016)

 SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Income assistance for renters/home owners (single person/mo.): ​$706 (2016)
  • Average monthly Ontario Works caseload for city and county (households drawing social assistance): 3,863 (Jan-May 2016)
  • Dependency on social assistance in city: 8.66% (2016)
  • No. of people served monthly by Kawartha Food Share: 8,100 (2016)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need: 20.4 % (2011)
  • Percentage of those surveyed in homeless count identifying as Aboriginal: 23% (2016)