Saguenay

Saguenay, QC
Saguenay, Quebec on a map
  • Population: 160,980 (2016)
  • Unemployment Rate: 7.0% (August 2017)
  • Minimum Wage: $11.25/hr (May 2017)
  • Total Number of Shelters: 3 (2016)
  • Total Number of Beds: 48 (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: 58 (2012)
  • No. of Transitional housing beds: 1,390 (2012) *
  • 1-bedroom vacancy rate: 8.2% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom vacancy rate: 6.4% (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (bachelor): $386/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $469/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $587/mo. (2016)
  • No. of households in core housing need: 3,975 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need: 5.9% (2011)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need: 7.7% (2011)

*These statistics are for the whole Province of Quebec