In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

A family-friendly neighbourhood with a diverse community and a mix of older and newer homes.

Property Pulse

Detached homes with 3 or more bedrooms, some with finished basements and spacious yards.

Community Canvas

A welcoming community of families, young professionals, and immigrants from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

What You'll Love

Great schools, parks, and amenities, with easy access to shopping and entertainment.

Have a look around Allison.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with families with teens, people in their 20s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. Allison is a neighbourhood in the Central Mountain region of Hamilton. Allison is mostly residential, with some restaurants and businesses located on Upper James Street.

People & Families in Allison

Families with kids make up 63% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 23% of households and 6% of households are one person living alone. People in Allison come from 39 different ethnic origins, and 21% are first-generation immigrants, while 27% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

440

Neighbourhood Population

1,455

Household Size

  • 1 person - 6%
  • 2 persons - 25%
  • 3 persons - 18%
  • 4 persons - 29%
  • 5 or more persons - 17%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 5%
  • Non-family households - 0%
  • Families with children - 62%
  • Couples without children - 22%
  • Multiple families in household - 1%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 24%
  • 2 children - 35%
  • 3 or more children - 15%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 19%
  • 15 to 64 years - 70%
  • 65 years and over - 9%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 25%
  • Canadian - 20%
  • Scottish - 20%
  • Italian - 15%
  • German - 14%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 0%
  • 25 to 34 years - 9%
  • 35 to 44 years - 20%
  • 45 to 54 years - 29%
  • 55 to 64 years - 22%
  • 65 to 74 years - 9%
  • 75 to 84 years - 4%
  • 85 years and over - 2%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 4%
  • 5 to 9 years - 6%
  • 10 to 14 years - 9%
  • 15 to 19 years - 8%
  • 20 to 29 years - 11%
  • 30 to 39 years - 9%
  • 40 to 49 years - 17%
  • 50 to 59 years - 16%
  • 60 to 69 years - 7%
  • over 70 years - 6%

Allison Schools

This neighbourhood has great elementary schools and secondary special programs. There are 4 public schools and 4 Catholic schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include Advanced Placement.

Public Schools

4

Catholic Schools

4

Having Fun in Allison

Fun is easy to find at the parks here. There are 1 parks in this neighbourhood, with 2 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 2.

Number of Parks

1

Number of Recreation Facilities

2

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playground - 1
  • Splash Pad - 1
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Getting Around in Allison

There are 13 transit stops in this neighbourhood. In Allison, there are mostly vehicle commuters, most commute within the city, and people have mostly medium commutes.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 77%
  • Commute to another city - 25%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 88%
  • Transit - 5%
  • Walk/bike - 3%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 44%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 20%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 5%
  • 60 minutes and over - 13%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 13%

Work and Education in Allison

In this neighbourhood, 22% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 63% have any postsecondary education. The health care and social assistance industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 4%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 1%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 5%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 5%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 6%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 2%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 5%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 6%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 18%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 12%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 20%
  • $200,000 and over - 10%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 24%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 14%
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 13%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Health care and social assistance - 14%
  • Manufacturing - 12%
  • Retail trade - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 69% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 1% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 28% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Allison Homes

In Allison, there are mostly detached homes. This neighbourhood has a consistent population, with 25% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 7% having moved within the past year. It has a mix of older and newer homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 100%
  • Semi-detached house - 0%
  • Duplex - 1%
  • Row house - 0%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 0%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 0%
  • Not condominium - 98%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 0%
  • 2 bedrooms - 6%
  • 3 bedrooms - 49%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 44%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 10%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 0%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 37%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 23%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 4%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 0%
  • 1960 or before - 18%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 96%
  • Renter - 4%
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