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 strong sense of community.

Property Pulse

Lawfield features mostly detached homes, with older properties and spacious interiors.

Community Canvas

Lawfield is home to a diverse community of families, professionals, and retirees.

What You'll Love

You'll love the abundance of parks, playgrounds, and recreational facilities in Lawfield.

Have a look around Lawfield.

Lawfield has a consistent population, and is popular with families with teens, people in their 20s, people in their 50s, and people in their 60s. Lawfield is a neighbourhood in south Hamilton. Mostly residential, the Lawfield community is centred around a large park and arena. For shopping, there is a strip mall with some restaurants and stores located on Upper Gage Ave.

People & Families in Lawfield

Families with kids make up 45% of households in Lawfield, while couples without children make up 26% of households and 22% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 69 different ethnic origins, and 26% are first-generation immigrants, while 27% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

1,270

Neighbourhood Population

3,620

Household Size

  • 1 person - 22%
  • 2 persons - 32%
  • 3 persons - 17%
  • 4 persons - 14%
  • 5 or more persons - 12%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 22%
  • Non-family households - 2%
  • Families with children - 44%
  • Couples without children - 25%
  • Multiple families in household - 3%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 30%
  • 2 children - 22%
  • 3 or more children - 12%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 14%
  • 15 to 64 years - 59%
  • 65 years and over - 25%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 28%
  • Canadian - 23%
  • Scottish - 18%
  • Irish - 14%
  • Italian - 11%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 0%
  • 25 to 34 years - 9%
  • 35 to 44 years - 13%
  • 45 to 54 years - 19%
  • 55 to 64 years - 20%
  • 65 to 74 years - 15%
  • 75 to 84 years - 15%
  • 85 years and over - 5%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 4%
  • 5 to 9 years - 4%
  • 10 to 14 years - 5%
  • 15 to 19 years - 6%
  • 20 to 29 years - 11%
  • 30 to 39 years - 10%
  • 40 to 49 years - 10%
  • 50 to 59 years - 13%
  • 60 to 69 years - 12%
  • over 70 years - 16%

Lawfield Schools

Lawfield has elementary special programs and secondary special programs. There are 6 public schools and 5 Catholic schools serving Lawfield. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion and Advanced Placement.

Public Schools

6

Catholic Schools

5

Having Fun in Lawfield

Fun is easy to find at the parks here. Parks in Lawfield feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, and skating. There are 2 parks in this neighbourhood, with 11 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 5.

Number of Parks

2

Number of Recreation Facilities

11

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 2
  • Arena - 1
  • Rink - 1
  • Tennis Court - 1
  • Basketball Court - 1
  • Sports Fields - 2
  • Track - 1
  • Splash Pad - 1
  • Sports Court - 1
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Getting Around in Lawfield

There are 30 transit stops in this neighbourhood. In Lawfield, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute within the city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 74%
  • Commute to another city - 25%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 85%
  • Transit - 11%
  • Walk/bike - 1%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 35%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 20%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 7%
  • 60 minutes and over - 11%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 24%

Work and Education in Lawfield

In Lawfield, 13% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 53% have any postsecondary education. The retail trade industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 13%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 10%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 10%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 8%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 7%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 6%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 9%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 6%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 12%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 5%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 7%
  • $200,000 and over - 1%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 28%
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 16%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 12%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Retail trade - 16%
  • Manufacturing - 15%
  • Health care and social assistance - 13%

Employment

  • Employed - 55% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 3% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 41% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Lawfield Homes

In Lawfield, there are mostly detached homes. Lawfield has a consistent population, with 29% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 8% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 67%
  • Semi-detached house - 7%
  • Duplex - 1%
  • Row house - 5%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 3%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 14%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 2%
  • Not condominium - 100%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 5%
  • 2 bedrooms - 13%
  • 3 bedrooms - 51%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 28%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 64%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 7%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 3%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 0%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 5%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 0%
  • 1960 or before - 19%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 70%
  • Renter - 30%

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