Hamilton is a port city of Ontario province. Hamilton is Canada’s 9th most populated city with an estimated population of over 693,645 people. Hamilton is also the 3rd largest city in Ontario province after Toronto and Ottawa. The city is 58 kilometres (36 mi) southwest of Toronto, with size of 1,138.11 km2.
Based on our research Hamilton population will reach 711,826 by end of 2020.The calculation is based on the average growth rate of 0.66% over last nine years since 2011. We believe using the recent years’ figures (see the table in next section) will make the estimation more accurate. The estimation will adjust once Statistic Canada publishes census data.
Population Growth of Hamilton
Looking back last nine years of Hamilton’s population, the growth rate is slow butt very consistent ranging from 0.61% to 0.70%, adding around 4,213 to 4,780 people each year to the overall population. Lot of workers was moving to Hamilton to take advantage of employment opportunities there, which contributes to the population growth. On the other hand, relatively cheaper housing might help the population grow as well. Hamilton has recorded the strong population growth in 2015 (0.70%). The population has creased by 22,637 people or 3.4% from census year of 2011 and 2016.
Demographics of Hamilton
According to Canada census, Hamilton is an extremely diverse city, with a huge number of ethnic and cultural groups living there. Major minority groups are: South Asian (4.2%), Chinese (1.9%), Black (3.8%), Filipino (1.5%), Latin American (1.6%), Arab (2%), Southeast Asian(1.2%), West Asian (0.9%),Other visible minority (1.1%), Multiple visible minority (0.7%). Between 2001 and 2010, 26,330 immigrants arrived in Hamilton and 13,150 immigrants came to the city between 2011 and 2016.
The religious makeup of Hamilton is: No religion (24.9%), Christian (67.6%), Islam (3.7%), Buddhist (0.9%), Sikh (0.8%), Hindu (0.8%), and Jewish (0.7%). Catholicism is the largest religious denomination in the city.
From age prospective, Children aged 14 years and under accounted for 16.23% of the city’s population. Population with aged 65 years and older constituted 17.3% of the population. The city’s average age is 41.3 years which is pretty much align with Canada’s national average age.
Population Density of Hamilton
Hamilton’s population density is 480 people per kilo square meter, which is quite low density for a large city.
Facts About Hamilton
- The city has a reputation of being a filthy place. It’s image is shifting gradually. Citizens are now enjoying Hamilton for its arts & music history.
- 9 per cent of the population is married or in a common-law partnership, while 6.4 per cent of city residents are divorced.
- 130,705 Hamiltonians have an English background, while 98,765 suggest that their ancestors originated from England, 87,825 from Ireland, 62,335 from Italy, 50,400 from Germany.
- Hamilton is situated on the Hamilton is situated on Niagara Escarpment, which is a World Biosphere Reserve.
- Stoney Creek is the home of a world-renowned group known as the Women’s Institute.
- Hamilton is an important port, transport hub and manufacturing town.
- Hamilton is best known for producing steel. Hamilton ‘s nickname is Steeltown.
- The top birth countries for newcomers living in Hamilton in the 1990s were: former Yugoslavia, Poland, India, China, the Philippines, and Iraq.
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