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

Activity 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Building Permits1 (Total Value in Millions $) 1,096 731 1,500 1,022 1,143
Canadian Bond Rating2 AA AA AA AA AA
Housing Starts3 2,282 1,645 2,209 1,746 2,136
Housing Completions3 1,902 1,715 2,313 1,718 1,737
Unemployment Rate (Hamilton CMA)4 7.8 6.3 6.6 6.5 5.8
  1. Building Division, City of Hamilton
  2. Canadian Bond Rating Service
  3. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  4. Statistics Canada