Gatineau

Gatineau, QC
Gatineau, Quebec on a map

Population: 276,245 (2016)
Unemployment Rate: 5.7% (August 2017)
Minimum Wage: $11.25/hr (May 2017)
Total Number of Shelters: 2 (2016)
Total Number of Beds: 61 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS

Number of people estimated to be: *

  •     Staying in emergency shelters (general): 433 (2012)
  •     Staying in emergency shelters (men): 989 (2012)
  •     Staying in emergency shelters (women): 283 (2012)
  •     Staying in emergency shelters (youth): 352 (2012)
  •     Staying in emergency shelters (family): 0 (2012)

HOUSING

  • No. of emergency shelter beds: 61 (2012)
  • No. of Transitional housing beds: 1,390 (2012)*
  • 1-bedroom vacancy rate: 5.9% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom vacancy rate: 6.5% (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (bachelor): $577/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $653/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $762/mo. (2016)
  • No. of households in core housing need: 12,050 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need: 9.6% (2011)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need: 10.3% (2011)

*These statistics are for the whole province of Quebec