The characteristics of shelter residents

Articles and reports: 75F0002M2019004


The study aims to discuss homelessness in Canada. Using data from the 2016 Census of Population, we shed light on a segment of homelessness by characterising individuals who were staying in a shelter on Census Day in 2016. The study profiles these individuals by geography, age, sex, and marital status. The study also looks more closely at income levels and income sources in order to highlight the differences between residents who live in particular types of shelters as well as the population living in private dwellings.

Issue Number: 2019004
Author(s): Harding, Adriene; Randle, Jeff; McDermott, Sarah
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