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

Carpenter is a family-friendly neighbourhood with a dynamic population and a strong sense of community.

Property Pulse

Mostly detached homes, newer construction, and owner-occupied properties dominate Carpenter's real estate market.

Community Canvas

Carpenter is a diverse community with residents from various ethnic backgrounds and a mix of ages.

What You'll Love

You'll love the abundance of parks and excellent schools.

Have a look around Carpenter.

This neighbourhood has a dynamic population, and is popular with families with kids under 5, families with kids aged 5 to 9, families with teens, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. Carpenter, located in south Hamilton, is a neighbourhood situated north of the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. The Carpenter area is almost entirely residential, with homes mostly a mix of detached and semi-detached houses.

People & Families in Carpenter

Families with kids make up 70% of households in Carpenter, while couples without children make up 17% of households and 7% of households are one person living alone. People in Carpenter come from 60 different ethnic origins, and 33% are first-generation immigrants, while 30% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

675

Neighbourhood Population

2,436

Household Size

  • 1 person - 7%
  • 2 persons - 21%
  • 3 persons - 20%
  • 4 persons - 26%
  • 5 or more persons - 25%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 7%
  • Non-family households - 1%
  • Families with children - 69%
  • Couples without children - 17%
  • Multiple families in household - 4%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 24%
  • 2 children - 31%
  • 3 or more children - 21%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 21%
  • 15 to 64 years - 68%
  • 65 years and over - 9%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Italian - 18%
  • Irish - 16%
  • English - 13%
  • Canadian - 12%
  • Scottish - 10%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 0%
  • 25 to 34 years - 10%
  • 35 to 44 years - 24%
  • 45 to 54 years - 33%
  • 55 to 64 years - 16%
  • 65 to 74 years - 9%
  • 75 to 84 years - 3%
  • 85 years and over - 1%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 6%
  • 5 to 9 years - 6%
  • 10 to 14 years - 8%
  • 15 to 19 years - 9%
  • 20 to 29 years - 11%
  • 30 to 39 years - 11%
  • 40 to 49 years - 16%
  • 50 to 59 years - 13%
  • 60 to 69 years - 5%
  • over 70 years - 5%

Carpenter Schools

Carpenter has elementary special programs and secondary special programs. There are 5 public schools and 5 Catholic schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion and Advanced Placement.

Public Schools

5

Catholic Schools

5

Having Fun in Carpenter

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

Number of Parks

1

Number of Recreation Facilities

1

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playground - 1
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Getting Around in Carpenter

There are 15 transit stops in this neighbourhood. In this neighbourhood, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute within the city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 76%
  • Commute to another city - 23%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 92%
  • Transit - 6%
  • Walk/bike - 0%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 42%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 14%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 8%
  • 60 minutes and over - 10%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 22%

Work and Education in Carpenter

In Carpenter, 40% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 73% have any postsecondary education. The health care and social assistance industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 2%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 3%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 3%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 5%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 3%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 4%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 5%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 5%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 16%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 13%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 22%
  • $200,000 and over - 12%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 20%
  • Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services - 15%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 15%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Health care and social assistance - 14%
  • Educational services - 12%
  • Manufacturing - 11%

Employment

  • Employed - 66% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 29% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Carpenter Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are mostly detached homes. This neighbourhood has a dynamic population, with 55% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 10% having moved within the past year. It has mostly newer homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 83%
  • Semi-detached house - 0%
  • Duplex - 0%
  • Row house - 16%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 0%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 5%
  • Not condominium - 93%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 1%
  • 2 bedrooms - 4%
  • 3 bedrooms - 34%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 60%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 3%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 1%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 31%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 8%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 12%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 43%
  • 1960 or before - 1%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 97%
  • Renter - 3%
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