Neighbourhood Guide

Gourley

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.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with families with kids under 5, families with kids aged 5 to 9, families with teens, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. Gourley is a neighbourhood located in south Hamilton. Almost entirely residential, this community features mostly detached-style homes and a few parks.

People & Families in Gourley

Families with kids make up 63% of households in Gourley, while couples without children make up 23% of households and 10% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 69 different ethnic origins, and 29% are first-generation immigrants, while 30% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

1,230

Neighbourhood Population

3,895

Household Size

  • 1 person - 10%
  • 2 persons - 27%
  • 3 persons - 20%
  • 4 persons - 24%
  • 5 or more persons - 16%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 10%
  • Non-family households - 2%
  • Families with children - 62%
  • Couples without children - 22%
  • Multiple families in household - 2%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 27%
  • 2 children - 31%
  • 3 or more children - 14%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 19%
  • 15 to 64 years - 69%
  • 65 years and over - 10%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Canadian - 19%
  • English - 19%
  • Italian - 15%
  • Scottish - 14%
  • Irish - 12%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 1%
  • 25 to 34 years - 6%
  • 35 to 44 years - 17%
  • 45 to 54 years - 28%
  • 55 to 64 years - 25%
  • 65 to 74 years - 15%
  • 75 to 84 years - 2%
  • 85 years and over - 0%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 5%
  • 5 to 9 years - 7%
  • 10 to 14 years - 6%
  • 15 to 19 years - 8%
  • 20 to 29 years - 12%
  • 30 to 39 years - 10%
  • 40 to 49 years - 16%
  • 50 to 59 years - 14%
  • 60 to 69 years - 9%
  • over 70 years - 4%

Gourley Schools

Gourley has elementary special programs and secondary special programs. There are 6 public schools and 4 Catholic schools serving Gourley. The special programs offered at local schools include Advanced Placement and French Immersion.

Public Schools

6

Catholic Schools

4

Having Fun in Gourley

Fun is easy to find at the parks here. There are 1 parks in this neighbourhood, with 10 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 10.

Number of Parks

1

Number of Recreation Facilities

10

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playground - 1
  • Tennis Courts - 2
  • Basketball Court - 1
  • Ball Diamonds - 5
  • Splash Pad - 1
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Getting Around in Gourley

There are 29 transit stops in this neighbourhood. In this neighbourhood, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute within the city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 74%
  • Commute to another city - 26%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 86%
  • Transit - 10%
  • Walk/bike - 0%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 41%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 14%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 8%
  • 60 minutes and over - 11%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 23%

Work and Education in Gourley

In Gourley, 25% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 67% 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 - 5%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 4%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 6%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 8%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 7%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 6%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 6%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 14%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 11%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 13%
  • $200,000 and over - 7%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 22%
  • Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services - 15%
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 14%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Health care and social assistance - 17%
  • Educational services - 12%
  • Manufacturing - 11%

Employment

  • Employed - 64% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 3% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 32% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Gourley Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are mostly detached homes. Gourley has a consistent population, with 27% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 8% 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 - 70%
  • Semi-detached house - 14%
  • Duplex - 1%
  • Row house - 11%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 0%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 0%
  • Not condominium - 100%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

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

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 40%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 5%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 18%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 8%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 16%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 2%
  • 1960 or before - 5%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 90%
  • Renter - 9%

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