Hamilton is the largest part of the Hamilton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA), which is home to thousands of diverse businesses and organizations that employ over 350,000 people. The Hamilton CMA consists of Hamilton, Burlington and Grimsby. While these businesses and organizations can have wide-ranging product and service offerings, Statistics Canada has categorized them into a number of sectors. The graph combines sectors provided by Statistics Canada into 10 main sectors, to provide information about the areas where employment is occurring in the Hamilton CMA.
Story behind the numbers
In the Hamilton CMA, the largest employment sector is Education and Healthcare, which represents about 87,000 employees. In Hamilton, the largest employers from this sector include Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University and Mohawk College.
The manufacturing sector is still a large contributor of employment opportunities representing approximately one in every nine jobs in the Hamilton CMA.
The Hospitality and Entertainment sector is a fast growing area for employment growth; as arts, culture and tourism focused businesses continue to grow in numbers and size in the Hamilton area.
Economic Development’s focus is developing jobs for Hamiltonians. As such, the efforts of the office are carried out with the focus of growing the economy, providing good paying jobs, and opportunities for Hamiltonians to support themselves and their families.
Employment by Sector - Hamilton CMA (2016)
|Sector||Thousands of Jobs||Percentage|
|Education & Healthcare||86.7||22.5%|
|Professional, Financial & Support Services||71||18.4%|
|Wholesale & Retail||61.2||15.9%|
|Hospitality & Entertainment||39.9||10.4%|
|Construction & Utilities||30.9||8.0%|
DATA NOTE: The Citizen Dashboard is in the process of being converted into an Open Data format, linking the Citizen Dashboard with Open Hamilton. During this conversion, the data on the Citizen Dashboard will not be updated quarterly, resulting in some data being out of date. The conversion is underway and is expected to be fully completed by June 2019.
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