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

Quiet residential neighbourhood with a diverse population and strong sense of community.

Property Pulse

Mix of older homes, including single-detached houses, row houses, and low-rise apartments/condos.

Community Canvas

A vibrant community with families, young professionals, and immigrants from various ethnic backgrounds.

What You'll Love

Abundance of parks and playgrounds, great schools, and easy access to shopping and amenities.

Have a look around Rolston.

Rolston has a consistent population, and is popular with families with teens, people in their 20s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. Rolston is a quiet residential neighbourhood located on the west mountain in Hamilton. The Rolston community is home to several schools and parks.

People & Families in Rolston

Families with kids make up 49% of households in Rolston, while couples without children make up 21% of households and 24% of households are one person living alone. People in Rolston come from 91 different ethnic origins, and 33% are first-generation immigrants, while 25% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

1,820

Neighbourhood Population

4,683

Household Size

  • 1 person - 24%
  • 2 persons - 33%
  • 3 persons - 17%
  • 4 persons - 14%
  • 5 or more persons - 9%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 24%
  • Non-family households - 3%
  • Families with children - 49%
  • Couples without children - 20%
  • Multiple families in household - 2%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 32%
  • 2 children - 23%
  • 3 or more children - 12%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 18%
  • 15 to 64 years - 63%
  • 65 years and over - 18%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Canadian - 22%
  • English - 22%
  • Scottish - 19%
  • Irish - 15%
  • Italian - 11%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 1%
  • 25 to 34 years - 13%
  • 35 to 44 years - 16%
  • 45 to 54 years - 20%
  • 55 to 64 years - 17%
  • 65 to 74 years - 16%
  • 75 to 84 years - 9%
  • 85 years and over - 4%

Specific Age Groups

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

Rolston Schools

This neighbourhood has elementary special programs and secondary special programs. There are 7 public schools, 4 Catholic schools, and 1 private school serving Rolston. The special programs offered at local schools include Christian, Advanced Placement, Gifted/Talented Program, and French Immersion.

Public Schools

7

Catholic Schools

4

Private Schools

1

Having Fun in Rolston

Fun is easy to find at the parks here. Parks in Rolston feature playgrounds for kids. There are 3 parks in Rolston, with 11 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 3.

Number of Parks

3

Number of Recreation Facilities

11

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 2
  • Pools - 2
  • Sports Fields - 2
  • Community Centre - 1
  • Sports Courts - 2
  • Trail - 1
  • Gym - 1
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Getting Around in Rolston

There are 38 transit stops in Rolston. In Rolston, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute within the city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 73%
  • Commute to another city - 26%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 79%
  • Transit - 14%
  • Walk/bike - 4%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 39%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 19%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 8%
  • 60 minutes and over - 10%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 23%

Work and Education in Rolston

In this neighbourhood, 25% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 64% have any postsecondary education. The retail trade industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 18%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 10%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 12%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 9%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 9%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 7%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 6%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 5%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 8%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 6%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 4%
  • $200,000 and over - 1%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 31%
  • Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services - 13%
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 13%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Retail trade - 15%
  • Health care and social assistance - 12%
  • Manufacturing - 11%

Employment

  • Employed - 52% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 5% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 40% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Rolston Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are a mix of home types. This neighbourhood has a consistent population, with 37% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 11% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is a mix of owner and renter-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 44%
  • Semi-detached house - 0%
  • Duplex - 1%
  • Row house - 24%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 7%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 20%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 18%
  • Not condominium - 82%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 5%
  • 2 bedrooms - 27%
  • 3 bedrooms - 45%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 20%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 61%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 16%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 8%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 1%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 0%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 0%
  • 1960 or before - 11%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 56%
  • Renter - 43%
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