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

Sheldon is a vibrant and diverse neighbourhood, popular with families and people of all ages.

Property Pulse

Sheldon offers mostly detached homes, with newer construction and attractive features like basements and hardwood floors.

Community Canvas

Sheldon is a welcoming community with residents from various ethnic backgrounds and a strong sense of belonging.

What You'll Love

You'll love the large parks, excellent schools, and easy access to amenities in Sheldon.

Have a look around Sheldon.

This neighbourhood has a dynamic population, and is popular with families with kids under 5, families with kids aged 5 to 9, people in their 20s, people in their 30s, and people in their 40s. Sheldon is a residential neighbourhood located in south Hamilton. Residents enjoy access to large parks with many facilities here.

People & Families in Sheldon

Families with kids make up 59% of households in Sheldon, while couples without children make up 20% of households and 16% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 52 different ethnic origins, and 40% are first-generation immigrants, while 31% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

535

Neighbourhood Population

1,665

Household Size

  • 1 person - 15%
  • 2 persons - 22%
  • 3 persons - 20%
  • 4 persons - 23%
  • 5 or more persons - 16%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 15%
  • Non-family households - 1%
  • Families with children - 58%
  • Couples without children - 19%
  • Multiple families in household - 3%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 27%
  • 2 children - 30%
  • 3 or more children - 15%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 22%
  • 15 to 64 years - 67%
  • 65 years and over - 9%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Italian - 18%
  • Canadian - 16%
  • English - 12%
  • Irish - 10%
  • German - 7%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 0%
  • 25 to 34 years - 11%
  • 35 to 44 years - 24%
  • 45 to 54 years - 27%
  • 55 to 64 years - 21%
  • 65 to 74 years - 8%
  • 75 to 84 years - 5%
  • 85 years and over - 1%

Specific Age Groups

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

Sheldon Schools

This neighbourhood has elementary special programs and secondary special programs. There are 6 public schools and 4 Catholic schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion and Advanced Placement.

Public Schools

6

Catholic Schools

4

Getting Around in Sheldon

There are 35 transit stops in Sheldon. In Sheldon, there are mostly vehicle commuters, most commute within the city, and people have mostly medium commutes.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 73%
  • Commute to another city - 26%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 89%
  • Transit - 8%
  • Walk/bike - 1%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 41%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 22%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 2%
  • 60 minutes and over - 10%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 22%

Work and Education in Sheldon

In Sheldon, 29% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 65% 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 - 2%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 6%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 6%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 6%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 6%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 5%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 7%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 16%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 12%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 14%
  • $200,000 and over - 5%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 21%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 15%
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 13%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Health care and social assistance - 12%
  • Retail trade - 11%
  • Educational services - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 65% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 6% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 28% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Sheldon Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are mostly detached homes. Sheldon has a dynamic population, with 57% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 9% having moved within the past year. It has mostly newer homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 60%
  • Semi-detached house - 12%
  • Duplex - 0%
  • Row house - 24%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 1%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 20%
  • Not condominium - 80%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 1%
  • 2 bedrooms - 3%
  • 3 bedrooms - 46%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 50%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 8%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 2%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 9%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 11%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 11%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 49%
  • 1960 or before - 6%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 94%
  • Renter - 5%
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