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

Thorner is a welcoming neighbourhood with a diverse population and a strong sense of community.

Property Pulse

Homes in Thorner are a mix of older single-detached houses and low-rise apartments/condos.

Community Canvas

The community in Thorner is made up of families, young professionals, and retirees from various ethnic backgrounds.

What You'll Love

You'll love the abundance of parks and recreational facilities, as well as the proximity to Limeridge Mall.

Have a look around Thorner.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with people in their 20s, people in their 40s, people in their 50s, and people in their 60s. Thorner is a residential neighbourhood in south Hamilton. A shopping mall, located on Upper Wentworth Street, is at the heart of the Thorner community.

People & Families in Thorner

Families with kids make up 39% of households in Thorner, while couples without children make up 23% of households and 34% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 51 different ethnic origins, and 32% are first-generation immigrants, while 27% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

1,060

Neighbourhood Population

2,491

Household Size

  • 1 person - 32%
  • 2 persons - 31%
  • 3 persons - 13%
  • 4 persons - 12%
  • 5 or more persons - 7%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 33%
  • Non-family households - 1%
  • Families with children - 38%
  • Couples without children - 23%
  • Multiple families in household - 2%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 31%
  • 2 children - 21%
  • 3 or more children - 7%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 13%
  • 15 to 64 years - 64%
  • 65 years and over - 22%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Canadian - 23%
  • English - 21%
  • Italian - 15%
  • Scottish - 15%
  • Irish - 10%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 2%
  • 25 to 34 years - 8%
  • 35 to 44 years - 13%
  • 45 to 54 years - 19%
  • 55 to 64 years - 17%
  • 65 to 74 years - 17%
  • 75 to 84 years - 13%
  • 85 years and over - 7%

Specific Age Groups

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

Thorner Schools

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

Public Schools

5

Catholic Schools

5

Having Fun in Thorner

Fun is easy to find at the parks here. There are 1 parks in Thorner, with 2 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 2.

Number of Parks

1

Number of Recreation Facilities

2

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playground - 1
  • Trail - 1
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Getting Around in Thorner

There are 37 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 - 78%
  • Commute to another city - 23%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 79%
  • Transit - 13%
  • Walk/bike - 7%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 38%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 21%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 7%
  • 60 minutes and over - 9%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 24%

Work and Education in Thorner

In Thorner, 10% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 48% have any postsecondary education. The retail trade industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 24%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 10%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 9%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 7%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 7%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 5%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 5%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 3%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 8%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 5%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 5%
  • $200,000 and over - 4%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 34%
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 19%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 12%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Retail trade - 17%
  • Manufacturing - 14%
  • Health care and social assistance - 12%

Employment

  • Employed - 51% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 44% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Thorner Homes

In Thorner, there are a mix of home types. Thorner has a consistent population, with 31% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 7% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is a mix of owner and renter-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 50%
  • Semi-detached house - 1%
  • Duplex - 0%
  • Row house - 6%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 12%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 28%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 0%
  • Not condominium - 99%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 26%
  • 2 bedrooms - 13%
  • 3 bedrooms - 34%
  • No bedrooms - 2%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 21%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 40%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 29%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 10%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 0%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 4%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 1%
  • 1960 or before - 11%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 49%
  • Renter - 50%
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