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 mix of residential and commercial areas.

Property Pulse

Mostly detached homes, older construction, and owner-occupied properties dominate the real estate market.

Community Canvas

A community of families with young children, young professionals, and a mix of different ethnic origins.

What You'll Love

Proximity to Mohawk College, parks, and a variety of shops and restaurants on Upper James St.

Have a look around Southam.

Southam has a consistent population, and is popular with families with kids under 5, families with kids aged 5 to 9, people in their 20s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. Southam is a neighbourhood located next to Mohawk College. Mostly residential, there are also shops and restaurants located on Upper James St.

People & Families in Southam

Families with kids make up 40% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 18% of households and 27% of households are one person living alone. People in Southam come from 37 different ethnic origins, and 21% are first-generation immigrants, while 24% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

365

Neighbourhood Population

957

Household Size

  • 1 person - 28%
  • 2 persons - 30%
  • 3 persons - 15%
  • 4 persons - 13%
  • 5 or more persons - 12%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 27%
  • Non-family households - 12%
  • Families with children - 39%
  • Couples without children - 17%
  • Multiple families in household - 1%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 34%
  • 2 children - 21%
  • 3 or more children - 15%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 16%
  • 15 to 64 years - 71%
  • 65 years and over - 12%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 31%
  • Canadian - 25%
  • Scottish - 16%
  • Irish - 15%
  • German - 9%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 8%
  • 25 to 34 years - 16%
  • 35 to 44 years - 18%
  • 45 to 54 years - 22%
  • 55 to 64 years - 23%
  • 65 to 74 years - 5%
  • 75 to 84 years - 2%
  • 85 years and over - 2%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 6%
  • 5 to 9 years - 6%
  • 10 to 14 years - 4%
  • 15 to 19 years - 7%
  • 20 to 29 years - 18%
  • 30 to 39 years - 11%
  • 40 to 49 years - 12%
  • 50 to 59 years - 12%
  • 60 to 69 years - 9%
  • over 70 years - 6%

Southam Schools

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

Public Schools

6

Catholic Schools

4

Having Fun in Southam

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

Number of Parks

2

Number of Recreation Facilities

2

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playground - 1
  • Trail - 1
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Getting Around in Southam

There are 17 transit stops in this neighbourhood. Rail stations include Hamilton GO Centre. In this neighbourhood, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute within the city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 79%
  • Commute to another city - 21%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 62%
  • Transit - 24%
  • Walk/bike - 9%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 30%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 15%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 5%
  • 60 minutes and over - 18%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 28%

Work and Education in Southam

In this neighbourhood, 27% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 61% have any postsecondary education. The manufacturing industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 17%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 6%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 7%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 8%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 5%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 5%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 6%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 5%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 10%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 8%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 6%
  • $200,000 and over - 6%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 31%
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 17%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 12%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Manufacturing - 13%
  • Health care and social assistance - 12%
  • Accommodation and food services - 11%

Employment

  • Employed - 62% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 5% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 31% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Southam Homes

In Southam, there are mostly detached homes. Southam has a consistent population, with 36% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 17% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 82%
  • Semi-detached house - 4%
  • Duplex - 4%
  • Row house - 0%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 9%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 2%
  • Not condominium - 95%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 7%
  • 2 bedrooms - 14%
  • 3 bedrooms - 45%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 36%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 19%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 2%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 7%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 2%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 0%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 0%
  • 1960 or before - 66%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 71%
  • Renter - 26%
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