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 culturally diverse, family-oriented neighbourhood with great schools, parks, and a strong sense of community.

Property Pulse

Mostly detached homes with older construction, spacious interiors, and attractive features like finished basements.

Community Canvas

A mix of families with kids, couples without children, and people of various ages and ethnic backgrounds.

What You'll Love

The abundance of parks and recreational facilities, excellent schools, and the welcoming and diverse community.

Have a look around Central.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with families with teens, people in their 20s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. Central Ajax is a mixed-use area containing several smaller communities. Applecroft is a family-oriented neighbourhood in central Ajax. It is a culturally diverse, middle-income community, with most residents residing in detached homes. Midtown is an older, well-established neighbourhood in the southern part of Central, with a mix of residential areas, commercial areas, schools, and parks. Carruthers Creek Business Area is on the east side of Central, and includes Salem Business Park and Ajax Business Park, and has ample, open space for further development.

People & Families in Central

Families with kids make up 59% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 18% of households and 14% of households are one person living alone. People in Central come from 150 different ethnic origins, and 40% are first-generation immigrants, while 31% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

6,420

Neighbourhood Population

20,664

Household Size

  • 1 person - 13%
  • 2 persons - 24%
  • 3 persons - 21%
  • 4 persons - 22%
  • 5 or more persons - 17%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 13%
  • Non-family households - 2%
  • Families with children - 59%
  • Couples without children - 17%
  • Multiple families in household - 7%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 30%
  • 2 children - 31%
  • 3 or more children - 13%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 17%
  • 15 to 64 years - 72%
  • 65 years and over - 10%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Canadian - 19%
  • English - 17%
  • Scottish - 12%
  • East Indian - 12%
  • Irish - 11%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 0%
  • 25 to 34 years - 10%
  • 35 to 44 years - 16%
  • 45 to 54 years - 29%
  • 55 to 64 years - 25%
  • 65 to 74 years - 12%
  • 75 to 84 years - 2%
  • 85 years and over - 0%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 5%
  • 5 to 9 years - 5%
  • 10 to 14 years - 6%
  • 15 to 19 years - 7%
  • 20 to 29 years - 15%
  • 30 to 39 years - 11%
  • 40 to 49 years - 12%
  • 50 to 59 years - 16%
  • 60 to 69 years - 9%
  • over 70 years - 3%

Central Schools

Central has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, 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, International Baccalaureate, and Advanced Placement.

Public Schools

10

Catholic Schools

9

Having Fun in Central

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in Central feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, and skating. There are 13 parks in this neighbourhood, with 70 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 5.

Number of Parks

13

Number of Recreation Facilities

70

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 13
  • Pool - 1
  • Rink - 1
  • Basketball Courts - 14
  • Ball Diamonds - 10
  • Sports Fields - 15
  • Track - 1
  • Community Centre - 1
  • Splash Pads - 2
  • Skateboard Park - 1
  • Sports Courts - 8
  • Trail - 1
  • Arts/Performance Facility - 1
  • Gym - 1
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Getting Around in Central

There are 114 transit stops in this neighbourhood. Rail stations include Ajax. In this neighbourhood, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute to another city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 19%
  • Commute to another city - 80%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 75%
  • Transit - 19%
  • Walk/bike - 3%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 21%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 20%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 15%
  • 60 minutes and over - 26%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 16%

Work and Education in Central

In Central, 26% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 63% have any postsecondary education. The retail trade industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 5%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 4%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 5%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 6%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 7%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 6%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 7%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 7%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 15%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 10%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 12%
  • $200,000 and over - 6%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 25%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 18%
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 14%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Retail trade - 11%
  • Health care and social assistance - 9%
  • Finance and insurance - 9%

Employment

  • Employed - 64% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 5% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 29% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Central Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are mostly detached homes. This neighbourhood has a consistent population, with 32% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 9% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 68%
  • Semi-detached house - 2%
  • Duplex - 7%
  • Row house - 20%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 1%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 1%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 8%
  • Not condominium - 91%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 3%
  • 2 bedrooms - 9%
  • 3 bedrooms - 49%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 37%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 7%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 40%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 26%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 6%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 3%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 2%
  • 1960 or before - 11%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 87%
  • Renter - 13%

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