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 strong sense of community and diverse population.

Property Pulse

A mix of older and newer homes, with spacious layouts and attractive features.

Community Canvas

A diverse community with residents of all ages and a strong focus on education.

What You'll Love

The abundance of parks, great schools, and convenient shopping options.

Have a look around Gilkson.

Gilkson has a consistent population, and is popular with families with teens, people in their 20s, people in their 50s, and people in their 60s. Gilkson is a neighbourhood located in south Hamilton. Mostly residential, the community is centred around a large park and school. There are some restaurants and stores in Gilkson found along Stone Church Road West and on Garth Street.

People & Families in Gilkson

Families with kids make up 55% of households in Gilkson, while couples without children make up 24% of households and 16% of households are one person living alone. People in Gilkson come from 55 different ethnic origins, and 33% are first-generation immigrants, while 25% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

1,085

Neighbourhood Population

3,069

Household Size

  • 1 person - 16%
  • 2 persons - 32%
  • 3 persons - 21%
  • 4 persons - 18%
  • 5 or more persons - 11%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 15%
  • Non-family households - 2%
  • Families with children - 54%
  • Couples without children - 23%
  • Multiple families in household - 3%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 30%
  • 2 children - 23%
  • 3 or more children - 12%

Broad Age Ranges

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

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Canadian - 26%
  • English - 22%
  • Scottish - 17%
  • Irish - 16%
  • Italian - 12%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 0%
  • 25 to 34 years - 10%
  • 35 to 44 years - 15%
  • 45 to 54 years - 19%
  • 55 to 64 years - 25%
  • 65 to 74 years - 18%
  • 75 to 84 years - 10%
  • 85 years and over - 1%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 4%
  • 5 to 9 years - 5%
  • 10 to 14 years - 6%
  • 15 to 19 years - 7%
  • 20 to 29 years - 12%
  • 30 to 39 years - 11%
  • 40 to 49 years - 11%
  • 50 to 59 years - 12%
  • 60 to 69 years - 13%
  • over 70 years - 9%

Gilkson Schools

This neighbourhood has elementary special programs and secondary special programs. There are 5 public schools and 4 Catholic schools serving Gilkson. The special programs offered at local schools include Advanced Placement and French Immersion.

Public Schools

5

Catholic Schools

4

Having Fun in Gilkson

Fun is easy to find at the parks here. Parks in this neighbourhood feature sports parks. There are 1 parks in this neighbourhood, with 12 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 12.

Number of Parks

1

Number of Recreation Facilities

12

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playground - 1
  • Basketball Court - 1
  • Ball Diamonds - 4
  • Sports Fields - 4
  • Splash Pad - 1
  • Sports Court - 1
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Getting Around in Gilkson

There are 21 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 - 73%
  • Commute to another city - 28%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 84%
  • Transit - 9%
  • Walk/bike - 2%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 43%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 12%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 10%
  • 60 minutes and over - 12%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 21%

Work and Education in Gilkson

In Gilkson, 20% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 59% have any postsecondary education. The health care and social assistance industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 7%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 7%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 9%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 9%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 10%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 6%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 6%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 7%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 11%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 9%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 8%
  • $200,000 and over - 4%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 24%
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 16%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 15%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Health care and social assistance - 16%
  • Retail trade - 12%
  • Manufacturing - 11%

Employment

  • Employed - 57% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 7% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 35% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Gilkson Homes

In Gilkson, there are a mix of home types. This neighbourhood has a consistent population, with 30% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 7% having moved within the past year. It has a mix of older and newer homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 50%
  • Semi-detached house - 15%
  • Duplex - 1%
  • Row house - 31%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 0%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 21%
  • Not condominium - 77%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 0%
  • 2 bedrooms - 4%
  • 3 bedrooms - 63%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 32%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 67%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 21%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 5%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 0%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 0%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 1%
  • 1960 or before - 3%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 84%
  • Renter - 14%
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