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 dynamic neighbourhood with a mix of new developments, farmland, and parkland.

Property Pulse

Large single-detached homes, semi-detached homes, and townhomes with walkable communities.

Community Canvas

A vibrant community with a mix of families, recent immigrants, and professionals.

What You'll Love

Great schools and parks with playgrounds.

Have a look around Rural Oakville.

This neighbourhood has a dynamic population, and is popular with highly educated people, recent immigrants, families with kids under 5, families with kids aged 5 to 9, families with teens, people in their 30s, and people in their 40s. Rural Oakville, north of the city core, contains a mix of new developments, farmland, parkland, and yet-to-be-developed areas. The "New Communities of Oakville" are being built in this area, including 407 West, Sixteen Hollow, Glenorchy, and Joshua’s Meadows. The residential areas are planned to be large, single-detached homes, semi-detached homes, and 2- and 3-storey townhomes. These neighbourhoods are designed to be walkable communities with easy access to parks and trails as well as shopping and services.

People & Families in Rural Oakville

Families with kids make up 66% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 17% of households and 10% of households are one person living alone. People in Rural Oakville come from 94 different ethnic origins, and 51% are first-generation immigrants, while 32% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

1,930

Neighbourhood Population

6,430

Household Size

  • 1 person - 10%
  • 2 persons - 20%
  • 3 persons - 22%
  • 4 persons - 28%
  • 5 or more persons - 17%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 10%
  • Non-family households - 1%
  • Families with children - 65%
  • Couples without children - 17%
  • Multiple families in household - 5%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 26%
  • 2 children - 36%
  • 3 or more children - 13%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 27%
  • 15 to 64 years - 67%
  • 65 years and over - 5%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Chinese - 17%
  • East Indian - 13%
  • Canadian - 8%
  • Italian - 7%
  • English - 7%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 1%
  • 25 to 34 years - 19%
  • 35 to 44 years - 33%
  • 45 to 54 years - 28%
  • 55 to 64 years - 12%
  • 65 to 74 years - 3%
  • 75 to 84 years - 1%
  • 85 years and over - 0%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 9%
  • 5 to 9 years - 9%
  • 10 to 14 years - 7%
  • 15 to 19 years - 6%
  • 20 to 29 years - 9%
  • 30 to 39 years - 18%
  • 40 to 49 years - 18%
  • 50 to 59 years - 9%
  • 60 to 69 years - 3%
  • over 70 years - 2%

Rural Oakville Schools

Rural Oakville has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 17 public schools, 10 Catholic schools, and 3 private schools serving Rural Oakville. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion, Islamic, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Christian.

Public Schools

17

Catholic Schools

10

Private Schools

3

Having Fun in Rural Oakville

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in Rural Oakville feature playgrounds for kids, dog parks, and skating. There are 10 parks in Rural Oakville, with 24 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 2.

Number of Parks

10

Number of Recreation Facilities

24

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 6
  • Dog Parks - 2
  • Arena - 1
  • Rinks - 5
  • Ball Diamonds - 2
  • Sports Fields - 4
  • Splash Pad - 1
  • Golf Course - 1
  • Trails - 2
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Getting Around in Rural Oakville

There are 404 transit stops in Rural Oakville. Rail stations include Bronte GO. In Rural Oakville, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute to another city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 25%
  • Commute to another city - 74%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 79%
  • Transit - 16%
  • Walk/bike - 3%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 25%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 27%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 14%
  • 60 minutes and over - 20%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 12%

Work and Education in Rural Oakville

Rural Oakville is popular with highly educated people, with 60% of adult residents holding a bachelor's degree or higher and 83% having any postsecondary education. The professional, scientific and technical services industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 7%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 3%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 3%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 5%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 4%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 4%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 3%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 5%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 12%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 12%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 15%
  • $200,000 and over - 18%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 20%
  • Management occupations - 18%
  • Sales and service occupations - 16%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 13%
  • Finance and insurance - 11%
  • Retail trade - 11%

Employment

  • Employed - 69% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 5% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 25% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Rural Oakville Homes

In Rural Oakville, there are mostly detached homes. This neighbourhood has a dynamic population, with 92% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 28% 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 - 64%
  • Semi-detached house - 4%
  • Duplex - 0%
  • Row house - 30%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 0%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 2%
  • Not condominium - 97%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 1%
  • 2 bedrooms - 6%
  • 3 bedrooms - 31%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 61%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 1%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 0%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 0%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 0%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 0%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 93%
  • 1960 or before - 3%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 77%
  • Renter - 22%
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