Saskatoon

Saskatoon, SK
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on a map

Population: 295,095 (2016)
Unemployment Rate: 5.7% (August 2017)
Minimum Wage: $10.72/hr (October 2016)
Total Number of Shelters: 11 (2016)
Total Number of Beds: 179 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS

Number of people estimated to be:

  • living on the streets: 72 (+2 children) (2012)
  • living in emergency shelters, motels or transitional housing: 269 (+9 children) (2012)
  • spend night with friends: 27 (2012)
  • living in core housing need: 34,000 (est.) (2011)

HOUSING

  • Number of shelter beds: 287 (2011)
  • Number of transition & supportive housing units: 5,187 (2011)
  • 1-bedroom vacancy rate: 8.6% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom vacancy rate: 11.8% (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (bachelor): $703/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $909/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $1,100/mo. (2016)
  • No. of households in core housing need: 12,295 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need: 12.4% (2011)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Income assistance (single person/mo.): $538 (2012)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need: 24.7% (2011)