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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 2016 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

2016 Downtown Urban Growth Centre Employment Survey and Vacancy Update (Wards1, 2 and 3)

Monthly Unemployment Rates – 2018

Unemployment Rates Jan-18 Feb-18 Mar-18 Apr-18 May-18 Jun-18 Jul-18 Aug-18 Sep-18
Hamilton 4.7% 5.3% 5.3% 5.3% 4.8% 4.6% 4.7% 5.0% 5.2%
Ontario 5.5% 5.5% 5.5% 5.5% 5.6% 5.7% 5.7% 5.7% 5.7%
Canada 5.8% 5.8% 5.8% 5.8% 5.8% 5.9% 5.9% 6.0% 5.9%

City of Hamilton – Five Year Annual Key Statistics

Building Permits 2014 2015 2016 2017 Sep – 2018
Commercial $244,388,037 $116,647,000 $165,871,501 $116,251,917 $97,658,611
Industrial $58,843,965 $73,148,982 $49,724,272 $172,044,198 $104,247,379
Government / Institutional $96,881,349 $81,609,849 $85,221,749 $250,696,894 $145,570,215
Residential $713,327,953 $838,414,605 $738,731,994 $803,770,786 $699,366,298
Miscellaneous $22,761,601 $20,222,412 $15,688,230 $21,381,624 $10,429,307
Total $1,136,202,906 $1,130,042,848 $1,055,237,746 $1,364,145,419 $1,057,271,810
Unemployment Rates Dec-13 Dec-14 Dec-15 Dec-16 Dec-17
Hamilton 6.6% 5.4% 5.9% 5.9% 4.6%
Ontario 7.5% 6.9% 6.8% 6.4% 5.6%
Canada 7.1% 6.7% 7.1% 6.9% 6.0%
Hamilton Real Estate Sales 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
# of Sales 7,331 7,788 8,699 8,928 8,358
CMHC Housing Starts 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Housing Starts 1,828 2,136 1,462 2,119 1,967

 

  1. Building Permits, Building Division, City of Hamilton
  2. Unemployment Rates – Statistics Canada
  3. Hamilton Real Estate Sales – Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB)
  4. CMHC Housing Starts – Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

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Ranked Canada's most diversified economy, home to Canada's busiest multi-modal cargo airport, the busiest port on the Canadian Great Lakes, and centrally located within a one hour drive to Toronto, Waterloo and the Niagara/US Border, Hamilton is at the center of it all. With two internationally renowned post-secondary institutions in the city (surrounded by 23 other), a diverse and learned workforce and both ample greenfield and urban sites upon which to build, we're ready for your investment.

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