Vancouver: Downtown Eastside & Vicinity

Strathcona, a Vancouver neighbourhood that includes the DTES on its northern border, had a 2006 population of 11,920, up just 347 people from 2001 (City of Vancouver, undated). Median annual household income in 2006 was $15,558 well below the Vancouver average of $47,299. 59.4 % of families had incomes below the low-income cut-off while for Vancouver the figure was 26.6%. 86.2% of people rented their accommodations as compared to the Vancouver average of 51.9%.

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