Markham Neighbourhoods
Milliken Mills West

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 diverse and bustling neighbourhood with a mix of residential, commercial, and industrial areas.

Property Pulse

Mostly single-detached, two-storey homes built in the 1980s with narrow lots.

Community Canvas

A diverse community of people from 95 different ethnic origins, with a high percentage of immigrants.

What You'll Love

Great schools, parks, and recreational facilities, and a vibrant multicultural community.

Have a look around Milliken Mills West.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with people in their 20s, people in their 30s, people in their 50s, and people in their 60s. Milliken Mills West is a large, mainly commercial neighbourhood in southwest Markham. The residential area in the southeast, east of Warden Ave., features mostly single-detached, two-storey homes built in the 1980s, on narrow lots. Much of the neighbourhood is light industrial and commercial, and also features some retail areas and eateries.

People & Families in Milliken Mills West

Families with kids make up 38% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 23% of households and 29% of households are one person living alone. People in Milliken Mills West come from 95 different ethnic origins, and 71% are first-generation immigrants, while 23% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

7,075

Neighbourhood Population

18,126

Household Size

  • 1 person - 28%
  • 2 persons - 32%
  • 3 persons - 17%
  • 4 persons - 10%
  • 5 or more persons - 11%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 28%
  • Non-family households - 4%
  • Families with children - 37%
  • Couples without children - 22%
  • Multiple families in household - 6%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 35%
  • 2 children - 19%
  • 3 or more children - 5%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 11%
  • 15 to 64 years - 71%
  • 65 years and over - 16%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Chinese - 66%
  • East Indian - 5%
  • Canadian - 4%
  • English - 3%
  • Jamaican - 2%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 4%
  • 25 to 34 years - 21%
  • 35 to 44 years - 15%
  • 45 to 54 years - 16%
  • 55 to 64 years - 18%
  • 65 to 74 years - 15%
  • 75 to 84 years - 5%
  • 85 years and over - 2%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 4%
  • 5 to 9 years - 3%
  • 10 to 14 years - 3%
  • 15 to 19 years - 4%
  • 20 to 29 years - 17%
  • 30 to 39 years - 15%
  • 40 to 49 years - 11%
  • 50 to 59 years - 13%
  • 60 to 69 years - 13%
  • over 70 years - 7%

Milliken Mills West Schools

This neighbourhood has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 5 public schools, 4 Catholic schools, and 8 private schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, and Montessori.

Public Schools

5

Catholic Schools

4

Private Schools

8

Having Fun in Milliken Mills West

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in Milliken Mills West feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, dog parks, and skating. There are 7 parks in Milliken Mills West, with 47 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 6.

Number of Parks

7

Number of Recreation Facilities

47

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 5
  • Dog Park - 1
  • Pool - 1
  • Rink - 1
  • Tennis Courts - 6
  • Basketball Courts - 4
  • Ball Diamonds - 10
  • Sports Fields - 9
  • Track - 1
  • Community Centre - 1
  • Splash Pad - 1
  • Sports Courts - 3
  • Trail - 1
  • Arts/Performance Facility - 1
  • Fitness/Weight Room - 1
  • Gym - 1
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Getting Around in Milliken Mills West

There are 312 transit stops in this neighbourhood. Rail stations include Unionville GO. In Milliken Mills West, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute to another city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 33%
  • Commute to another city - 66%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 80%
  • Transit - 16%
  • Walk/bike - 3%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 33%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 22%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 10%
  • 60 minutes and over - 15%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 16%

Work and Education in Milliken Mills West

In Milliken Mills West, 37% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 60% have any postsecondary education. The professional, scientific and technical services industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 21%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 8%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 6%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 7%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 7%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 6%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 5%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 5%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 8%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 5%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 6%
  • $200,000 and over - 3%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 26%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 18%
  • Natural and applied sciences and related occupations - 12%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 12%
  • Finance and insurance - 10%
  • Retail trade - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 54% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 5% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 39% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Milliken Mills West Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are a mix of home types. Milliken Mills West has a consistent population, with 47% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 19% 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 - 28%
  • Semi-detached house - 2%
  • Duplex - 7%
  • Row house - 5%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 0%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 54%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 55%
  • Not condominium - 45%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 31%
  • 2 bedrooms - 22%
  • 3 bedrooms - 23%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 20%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 21%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 10%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 9%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 3%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 23%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 30%
  • 1960 or before - 1%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 69%
  • Renter - 30%
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