Québec City

Quebec City, QC
Quebec City, Quebec on a map

Population: 800,296 (2016)
Unemployment Rate: 4.1% (August 2017)
Minimum Wage: $11.25/hr (May 2017)
Total Number of Shelters: 7 (2016)
Total Number of Beds: 117 (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: 225 (2012)
  • No. of Transitional housing beds: 1,390 (2012)*
  • 1-bedroom vacancy rate: 5.0% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom vacancy rate: 5.2% (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (bachelor): $555/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $684/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $808/mo. (2016)
  • No. of households in core housing need: 28,895 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need: 8.7% (2011)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need: 11.9% (2011)

*These statistics are for the whole province of Quebec