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

Historic town with a strong sense of community and a family-friendly atmosphere.

Property Pulse

Mostly detached homes with older construction, spacious bedrooms, and finished basements.

Community Canvas

Diverse community with residents from various ethnic backgrounds, including many immigrants.

What You'll Love

Great schools, parks, and recreational facilities, as well as a variety of home options.

Have a look around Ancaster.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, is higher income, and is popular with families with teens, people in their 40s, people in their 50s, and people in their 60s. Ancaster is a historic town in the city of Hamilton, located on the Niagara Escarpment. Founded as a town in 1793, it immediately developed itself into one of the first important and influential early British Upper Canada communities established during the late 18th century eventually amalgamating with the city of Hamilton in 2001.

People & Families in Ancaster

Families with kids make up 50% of households in Ancaster, while couples without children make up 31% of households and 16% of households are one person living alone. People in Ancaster come from 105 different ethnic origins, and 20% are first-generation immigrants, while 28% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

6,500

Neighbourhood Population

18,137

Household Size

  • 1 person - 16%
  • 2 persons - 35%
  • 3 persons - 16%
  • 4 persons - 21%
  • 5 or more persons - 9%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 16%
  • Non-family households - 1%
  • Families with children - 49%
  • Couples without children - 31%
  • Multiple families in household - 1%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 22%
  • 2 children - 28%
  • 3 or more children - 11%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 16%
  • 15 to 64 years - 64%
  • 65 years and over - 19%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 31%
  • Scottish - 24%
  • Canadian - 21%
  • Irish - 20%
  • Italian - 14%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 0%
  • 25 to 34 years - 6%
  • 35 to 44 years - 14%
  • 45 to 54 years - 24%
  • 55 to 64 years - 24%
  • 65 to 74 years - 17%
  • 75 to 84 years - 8%
  • 85 years and over - 3%

Specific Age Groups

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

Ancaster Schools

Ancaster has great elementary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 6 public schools, 6 Catholic schools, and 2 private schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion, Montessori, Christian, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate.

Public Schools

6

Catholic Schools

6

Private Schools

2

Having Fun in Ancaster

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in this neighbourhood feature playgrounds for kids and sports parks. There are 18 parks in this neighbourhood, with 38 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 2.

Number of Parks

18

Number of Recreation Facilities

38

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 11
  • Pools - 2
  • Tennis Courts - 7
  • Basketball Court - 1
  • Ball Diamonds - 4
  • Sports Fields - 3
  • Community Centres - 2
  • Splash Pad - 1
  • Sports Court - 1
  • Outdoor Games Facility - 1
  • Trails - 4
  • Arts/Performance Facility - 1
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Getting Around in Ancaster

There are 127 transit stops in this neighbourhood. In Ancaster, there are mostly vehicle commuters, most commute within the city, and people have mostly medium commutes.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 68%
  • Commute to another city - 31%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 93%
  • Transit - 4%
  • Walk/bike - 2%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 42%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 17%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 6%
  • 60 minutes and over - 11%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 20%

Work and Education in Ancaster

In this neighbourhood, 48% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 79% have any postsecondary education. The health care and social assistance industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 3%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 2%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 3%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 4%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 4%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 4%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 4%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 5%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 12%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 11%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 15%
  • $200,000 and over - 22%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 19%
  • Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services - 16%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 16%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Health care and social assistance - 14%
  • Educational services - 13%
  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 62% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 3% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 34% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Ancaster Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are mostly detached homes. Ancaster has a consistent population, with 27% 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 - 80%
  • Semi-detached house - 0%
  • Duplex - 1%
  • Row house - 13%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 3%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 11%
  • Not condominium - 88%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 3%
  • 2 bedrooms - 10%
  • 3 bedrooms - 38%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 47%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 12%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 27%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 14%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 11%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 9%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 3%
  • 1960 or before - 20%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 93%
  • Renter - 6%
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