Hamilton Neighbourhoods
Industrial Sector

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 diverse and vibrant neighbourhood with a mix of industrial areas and residential pockets.

Property Pulse

Mostly detached homes, with a mix of older and newer properties.

Community Canvas

A mix of families, young professionals, and retirees forming a close-knit community.

What You'll Love

The abundance of parks and playgrounds, perfect for families and outdoor enthusiasts.

Have a look around Industrial Sector.

Industrial Sector has a consistent population, and is popular with people in their 20s, people in their 30s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. As the name suggests, much of Industrial Sector is industrial areas and shipyards. Along its southern edge though, there are several residential pockets with a variety of types of homes and local parks. The small communities known as Keith, Sherman, and parts of Parkview are located within this neighbourhood.

People & Families in Industrial Sector

Families with kids make up 41% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 20% of households and 29% of households are one person living alone. People in Industrial Sector come from 51 different ethnic origins, and 10% are first-generation immigrants, while 17% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

1,075

Neighbourhood Population

2,672

Household Size

  • 1 person - 28%
  • 2 persons - 32%
  • 3 persons - 17%
  • 4 persons - 12%
  • 5 or more persons - 9%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 28%
  • Non-family households - 7%
  • Families with children - 41%
  • Couples without children - 19%
  • Multiple families in household - 2%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 36%
  • 2 children - 19%
  • 3 or more children - 11%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 17%
  • 15 to 64 years - 71%
  • 65 years and over - 10%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Canadian - 36%
  • English - 24%
  • Scottish - 21%
  • Irish - 21%
  • French - 13%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 2%
  • 25 to 34 years - 12%
  • 35 to 44 years - 18%
  • 45 to 54 years - 24%
  • 55 to 64 years - 20%
  • 65 to 74 years - 13%
  • 75 to 84 years - 2%
  • 85 years and over - 0%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 5%
  • 5 to 9 years - 6%
  • 10 to 14 years - 5%
  • 15 to 19 years - 6%
  • 20 to 29 years - 13%
  • 30 to 39 years - 13%
  • 40 to 49 years - 12%
  • 50 to 59 years - 17%
  • 60 to 69 years - 10%
  • over 70 years - 3%

Industrial Sector Schools

Industrial Sector has elementary special programs and secondary special programs. There are 10 public schools and 9 Catholic schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate.

Public Schools

10

Catholic Schools

9

Having Fun in Industrial Sector

Fun is easy to find at the parks here. Parks in Industrial Sector feature playgrounds for kids. There are 3 parks in Industrial Sector, with 8 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 2.

Number of Parks

3

Number of Recreation Facilities

8

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 3
  • Basketball Court - 1
  • Ball Diamond - 1
  • Splash Pads - 2
  • Sports Court - 1
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Getting Around in Industrial Sector

There are 133 transit stops in Industrial Sector. Rail stations include West Harbour GO. In Industrial Sector, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute within the city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 73%
  • Commute to another city - 29%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 69%
  • Transit - 18%
  • Walk/bike - 7%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 33%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 21%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 8%
  • 60 minutes and over - 12%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 25%

Work and Education in Industrial Sector

In this neighbourhood, 4% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 37% have any postsecondary education. The health care and social assistance industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 25%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 12%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 9%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 9%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 10%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 6%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 6%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 4%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 5%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 2%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 0%
  • $200,000 and over - 0%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 30%
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 22%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 10%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

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

Employment

  • Employed - 50% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 7% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 42% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Industrial Sector Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are mostly detached homes. Industrial Sector has a consistent population, with 42% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 15% 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 - 80%
  • Semi-detached house - 5%
  • Duplex - 6%
  • Row house - 5%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 4%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 0%
  • Not condominium - 97%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 8%
  • 2 bedrooms - 27%
  • 3 bedrooms - 49%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 14%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 10%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 2%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 1%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 0%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 0%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 3%
  • 1960 or before - 82%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 74%
  • Renter - 26%
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