People – A Crystal Pool for All

HOUSEHOLDS LIVING IN SUBSIDIZED HOUSING AS PERCENTAGE OF ALL HOUSEHOLDS

Downtown and North Park have the highest proportion of households in subsidized housing

(15 – 30% of households).

All other neighbourhoods have fewer than 15% of resident households living in non-market housing.

CHILDREN (0 – 18) LIVING IN POVERTY

Dark blue denotes more than 20% of children are living in poverty.

Enough said.

Positioning the rec centre to be easily accessible to children and youth at risk for childcare, PD days and  after school programming, and lengthy spring and summer breaks sponsors a healthy and connected community.

ADULTS (18 – 64) LIVING IN POVERTY

Nearly ¼ or more than 2,000 adults living in the downtown and North Park neighbourhoods are living in poverty according to Statistics Canada’s 2016 census.

Same is true for much of Hillside Quadra and Burnside Gorge.

SENIORS (65+) LIVING IN POVERTY

More than 36% of seniors living in downtown, Harris Green and North Park are living in poverty.

Number of seniors over 75 years of age, living alone and living in poverty is particularly high for North Park.

Access to physical recreation and opportunities for connection are paramount to health outcomes and higher levels of wellbeing for seniors who are at higher risk of social isolation.

A Community Hub Desert where it’s needed most

(Map of City-funded Community Centres and Seniors Activity Centres)

VICTORIA RACE, IMMIGRATION AND ETHNICITY STATISTICS

Identifying as Aboriginal

Within the municipal boundaries of Victoria, the highest number of urban indigenous live in the neighbourhoods of Burnside Gorge and Hillside Quadra.

VICTORIA RACE, IMMIGRATION AND ETHNICITY STATISTICS

Newcomers arriving between 2011 to 2016

From 2011 to 2016, the growth of newcomers to Victoria was significant and concentrated in specific areas of the city like Hillside Quadra, downtown and the Jubilees.

In 2016 in Hillside Quadra, more than 25% of new Canadians reported arriving during the last census period (under 5 years in Canada).  In North Park, Harris Green and Downtown, newcomers of under 5 years represented 20% of the immigrant population.

VISIBLE MINORITIES (CENSUS TERMINOLOGY FOR PEOPLE OF COLOUR)

The areas shaded in darker green denote areas of the city with higher percentage of residents self-identifying as visible minorities.

COMMUNITY CRIME AND SAFETY

Victoria Police Department reports of all crime incidents for last 6 months show that the vast majority of total incidents have occurred in the downtown core, north end of downtown, North Park, and Burnside Gorge neighbourhoods.

QUALITY OF LIFE CRIMES – DRUG-RELATED (LAST 6 MONTHS)

An anticipated concentration of drug-related quality of life crime  incidents in the core and north end of downtown and North Park, but also extending along Douglas into Hillside Quadra and Burnside Gorge.

Drug-related quality of life crimes are non-existent in Fairfield, Gonzales, Rockland, and James Bay.

QUALITY OF LIFE CRIMES – ALCOHOL-RELATED (LAST 6 MONTHS)

Alcohol-related crimes are significant in the downtown where most bars and restaurants are located, but also more prevalent in the areas north of the downtown.

Alcohol-fueled quality of life crimes are non-existent in Fairfield, Gonzales and Rockland.