Neighbourhood Guide

West Oak Trails

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.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with families with kids aged 5 to 9, families with teens, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. The West Oak Trails neighbourhood is in northwest Oakville, with Sixteen Mile Creek as its eastern boundary. The area features many trails, green spaces, and forested areas. Development of this area is fairly new, having started in the mid-1990s. Housing is mainly 2-storey, single-detached homes, as well as townhomes. West Oak Trails offers easy access to both Highways 407 and 403. Westmount is another area in West Oak Trails and is one of the newer planned neighbourhoods, with development beginning in the mid-1990s, and ongoing. Housing is mainly large, single detached homes, with some townhomes and semi-detached homes, and there are a number of schools, green spaces, and trails.

People & Families in West Oak Trails

Families with kids make up 71% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 16% of households and 9% of households are one person living alone. People in West Oak Trails come from 150 different ethnic origins, and 43% are first-generation immigrants, while 30% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

9,370

Neighbourhood Population

31,686

Household Size

  • 1 person - 8%
  • 2 persons - 20%
  • 3 persons - 20%
  • 4 persons - 33%
  • 5 or more persons - 16%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 8%
  • Non-family households - 1%
  • Families with children - 71%
  • Couples without children - 15%
  • Multiple families in household - 2%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 24%
  • 2 children - 41%
  • 3 or more children - 14%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 25%
  • 15 to 64 years - 67%
  • 65 years and over - 6%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 15%
  • Canadian - 14%
  • Scottish - 11%
  • Italian - 10%
  • Irish - 10%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 0%
  • 25 to 34 years - 6%
  • 35 to 44 years - 30%
  • 45 to 54 years - 36%
  • 55 to 64 years - 16%
  • 65 to 74 years - 6%
  • 75 to 84 years - 2%
  • 85 years and over - 0%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 5%
  • 5 to 9 years - 9%
  • 10 to 14 years - 10%
  • 15 to 19 years - 8%
  • 20 to 29 years - 8%
  • 30 to 39 years - 11%
  • 40 to 49 years - 22%
  • 50 to 59 years - 13%
  • 60 to 69 years - 5%
  • over 70 years - 2%

West Oak Trails Schools

West Oak Trails has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 7 public schools and 8 Catholic schools serving West Oak Trails. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate.

Public Schools

7

Catholic Schools

8

Having Fun in West Oak Trails

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in this neighbourhood feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, and skating. There are 25 parks in this neighbourhood, with 70 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 2.

Number of Parks

25

Number of Recreation Facilities

70

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 17
  • Rink - 1
  • Tennis Courts - 2
  • Basketball Courts - 7
  • Ball Diamonds - 2
  • Sports Fields - 12
  • Track - 1
  • Splash Pads - 3
  • Sports Courts - 5
  • Trails - 20
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Getting Around in West Oak Trails

There are 176 transit stops in West Oak Trails. In West Oak Trails, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute to another city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 33%
  • Commute to another city - 65%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 79%
  • Transit - 16%
  • Walk/bike - 2%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 27%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 19%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 14%
  • 60 minutes and over - 21%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 17%

Work and Education in West Oak Trails

In this neighbourhood, 57% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 82% have any postsecondary education. The professional, scientific and technical services industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 3%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 2%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 2%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 3%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 3%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 4%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 4%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 5%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 13%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 11%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 17%
  • $200,000 and over - 23%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 21%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 18%
  • Management occupations - 18%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 13%
  • Finance and insurance - 11%
  • Retail trade - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 69% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 5% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 24% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

West Oak Trails Homes

In West Oak Trails, there are mostly detached homes. West Oak Trails has a consistent population, with 35% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 10% 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 - 65%
  • Semi-detached house - 6%
  • Duplex - 0%
  • Row house - 28%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 0%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 4%
  • Not condominium - 95%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 0%
  • 2 bedrooms - 5%
  • 3 bedrooms - 45%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 49%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 0%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 1%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 34%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 38%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 20%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 5%
  • 1960 or before - 0%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 91%
  • Renter - 8%

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