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

Historic charm meets modern luxury in the affluent and vibrant neighbourhood of Old Oakville.

Property Pulse

Old Oakville offers a mix of housing, from lakefront mansions to luxury condos and townhomes.

Community Canvas

Old Oakville is home to a diverse community of people, with residents from 125 different ethnic origins.

What You'll Love

You'll love the historic buildings, mature trees, lakefront parks, and the charming shopping district.

Have a look around Old Oakville.

Old Oakville 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. Old Oakville is in south central Oakville, immediately east of Central Oakville, and with Lake Ontario as its southern boundary. This is the area of Oakville's original settlement, in 1827, and it features many historic buildings and homes, mature trees, and a historic shopping district. Also in this neighbourhood are the harbour, central library, museum, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, a performing arts centre, lakefront parks, and trails. The residential areas are affluent, with a mix of housing: lakefront mansions, cottages and older homes, new, larger homes replacing the older homes, luxury condo highrises, and townhomes, The QEW/Hwy 403 is easily accessible from Old Oakville.

People & Families in Old Oakville

Families with kids make up 33% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 26% of households and 36% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 125 different ethnic origins, and 37% are first-generation immigrants, while 25% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

7,700

Neighbourhood Population

17,567

Household Size

  • 1 person - 35%
  • 2 persons - 33%
  • 3 persons - 12%
  • 4 persons - 10%
  • 5 or more persons - 6%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 35%
  • Non-family households - 3%
  • Families with children - 33%
  • Couples without children - 26%
  • Multiple families in household - 0%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 26%
  • 2 children - 21%
  • 3 or more children - 9%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 12%
  • 15 to 64 years - 63%
  • 65 years and over - 24%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 28%
  • Scottish - 21%
  • Irish - 20%
  • Canadian - 17%
  • German - 10%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 2%
  • 25 to 34 years - 9%
  • 35 to 44 years - 12%
  • 45 to 54 years - 21%
  • 55 to 64 years - 19%
  • 65 to 74 years - 16%
  • 75 to 84 years - 12%
  • 85 years and over - 5%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 3%
  • 5 to 9 years - 3%
  • 10 to 14 years - 4%
  • 15 to 19 years - 6%
  • 20 to 29 years - 11%
  • 30 to 39 years - 8%
  • 40 to 49 years - 12%
  • 50 to 59 years - 16%
  • 60 to 69 years - 12%
  • over 70 years - 15%

Old Oakville Schools

Old Oakville has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 11 public schools, 5 Catholic schools, 3 private schools, and 1 alternative/special school serving Old Oakville. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, Christian, Montessori, and Advanced Placement.

Public Schools

11

Catholic Schools

5

Private Schools

3

Having Fun in Old Oakville

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in this neighbourhood feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, dog parks, skating, and water access. There are 34 parks in this neighbourhood, with 75 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 2.

Number of Parks

34

Number of Recreation Facilities

75

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 15
  • Dog Park - 1
  • Pools - 2
  • Arena - 1
  • Rinks - 2
  • Tennis Courts - 14
  • Volleyball Court - 1
  • Basketball Courts - 3
  • Ball Diamonds - 5
  • Sports Field - 1
  • Splash Pad - 1
  • Outdoor Games Facilities - 8
  • Boating Facilities - 3
  • Botanical Gardens - 2
  • Community Garden - 1
  • Trails - 12
  • Arts/Performance Facilities - 3
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Getting Around in Old Oakville

There are 152 transit stops in Old Oakville. Rail stations include Oakville. In this neighbourhood, there are mostly vehicle commuters and a mix of commuting within and outside the city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 48%
  • Commute to another city - 51%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 69%
  • Transit - 19%
  • Walk/bike - 9%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 27%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 20%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 12%
  • 60 minutes and over - 13%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 26%

Work and Education in Old Oakville

In Old Oakville, 47% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 75% have any postsecondary education. The professional, scientific and technical services industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 15%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 7%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 6%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 7%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 5%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 4%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 4%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 3%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 7%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 5%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 6%
  • $200,000 and over - 20%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 24%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 17%
  • Management occupations - 17%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 13%
  • Retail trade - 11%
  • Health care and social assistance - 8%

Employment

  • Employed - 56% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 3% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 39% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Old Oakville Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are a mix of home types. Old Oakville has a consistent population, with 46% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 17% 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 - 39%
  • Semi-detached house - 1%
  • Duplex - 2%
  • Row house - 6%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 13%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 36%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 16%
  • Not condominium - 82%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 22%
  • 2 bedrooms - 32%
  • 3 bedrooms - 21%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 22%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 33%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 9%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 9%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 5%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 4%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 6%
  • 1960 or before - 30%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 51%
  • Renter - 48%
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