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Hamilton Economic Development

Demographics & Statistics

Census Population Figures – Census Data on the population growth and trends in the City of Hamilton

City of Hamilton Ward Profiles – provides an overview of demographic and statistical information on the City of Hamilton including population trends and forecasts, housing and labour information

City of Hamilton Economic Development Activity Reports – these reports provide detailed information on building permit activity and estimated values between the period of January 1, 2007 and July 31, 2014 in 15 Wards:

Stats Canada Census Data 2011 for the City of Hamilton – provides an overview of demographic and statistical information on the City of Hamilton including population trends and forecasts, housing and labour information

Growth forecasts for the City of Hamilton including population, households and employment projections (GRIDS Final Report)

Downtown Hamilton Profile – demographic information for Downtown Hamilton

2015 Downtown Urban Growth Centre Employment Survey and Vacancy Update (Wards1, 2 and 3)

Economic Indicators

Annual Comparison
Building Permits 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Commercial $199,323,506 $257,054,262 $244,388,037 $116,647,000 $165,871,501
Industrial $204,629,279 $95,391,223 $58,843,965 $73,148,982 $49,724,272
Government / Institutional $406,642,636 $120,149,181 $96,881,349 $81,609,849 $85,221,749
Residential $659,224,731 $526,011,776 $713,327,953 $838,414,605 $738,731,994
Miscellaneous $26,424,489 $23,051,026 $22,761,601 $20,222,412 $15,688,230
Total $1,496,244,641 $1,021,657,468 $1,136,202,906 $1,130,042,848 $1,055,237,746
Unemployment Rates Dec-12 Dec-13 Dec-14 Dec-15 Dec-16
Hamilton 6.1% 6.6% 5.4% 5.9% 5.9%
Ontario 8.1% 7.5% 6.9% 6.8% 6.4%
Canada 7.3% 7.1% 6.7% 7.1% 6.9%
Hamilton Real Estate Sales 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
# of Sales 7217 7331 7,788 8,699 8,928
CMHC Housing Starts 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Housing Starts 2209 1828 2,136 1,462 2,119

 

  1. Building Division, City of Hamilton
  2. Canadian Bond Rating Service
  3. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  4. Statistics Canada

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