Crown Point Neighbourhood Action Plan

Neighbourhood Profile

Significant landmarks in this community include Delta Secondary School, the Ottawa Street shopping district, Gage Park, the Centre on Barton and ArcelorMittal Dofasco. There is a high density of major industrial development in the northern sector with the number of manufacturers steadily decreasing in recent years.

February 2014 - Crown Point presented their Crown Point Neighbourhood Action Plan (PDF, 7.45 MB) to the General Issues Committee for endorsement. The plans serve as a focal point for planning teams, but also continue to garnish the interest of other stakeholders from across the community.

Crown Point Neighbourhood Age Groups chart

Crown Point Neighbourhood Families with Children under 18 chart

Crown Point Neighbourhood Population groups chart

Key findings

  • There are similar proportions of children in Crown Point and Hamilton.
     
  • There are fewer seniors living in Crown Point, compared to the city (11% vs. 15%).
     
  • Fewer parents in Crown Point are married than in the city (49% vs. 66%). But there are more than twice as many parents in common-law relationships in Crown Point than in Hamilton (13% vs. 6%).
     
  • Nearly three in ten families in Crown Point are led by female lone parents (29%). There are almost twice as many male lone parents in Crown Point compared to the city (9% vs. 5%).
     
  • In Crown Point, almost triple the proportion of residents have Aboriginal ancestry compared to the city (8% vs. 3%). A further analysis reveals that some areas of Crown Point have the highest concentration of Aboriginals among Hamilton’s neighbourhoods.
     
  • Fewer individuals identify with a visible minority group in Crown Point than in the city (8% vs. 14%).
     
  • There are smaller proportions of residents who immigrated between 1991 and 2006, compared to the city.
     
  • There is a larger proportion of persons with activity limitations in Crown Point than in the city (26% vs. 21%).

Crown Point Neighbourhood Housing and mobility chart

Crown Point Neighbourhood Poverty rates chart

Key findings

  • The majority of Crown Point residents are homeowners (76%), which is higher than the city’s rate (68%).
     
  • Less than one quarter of Crown Point residents are renters (24%).
     
  • Over half of renters (53%) live in unaffordable housing and spend 30% or more of their income on shelter costs.
     
  • Almost a quarter of homeowners (23%) live in unaffordable housing, spending 30% or more of their income on shelter costs.
     
  • Almost four in ten residents in Crown Point changed addresses in the last 5 years which is close to the average for the city (37%).
     
  • The poverty rate in Crown Point is higher than for the city (23% vs. 18%). 

Crown Point Neighbourhood highest education completed, persons aged 25 to 64 chart

Crown Point Neighbourhood high school non-completion rate per 1,000 students chart

Key findings

  • Almost one in four Crown Point residents aged 25-64 (24%) do not have a certificate, diploma or degree, which is at higher than the city as a whole (16%).
     
  • Almost one third of Crown Point residents (32%) have only a high school certificate or equivalent, which is higher the city’s rate (26%).
     
  • A smaller group of Crown Point residents (10%) have university education, compared to the city (24%).
     
  • A higher proportion of Crown Point residents (14%) have an apprenticeship/trades certificate/ diploma than the city’s overall population (10%).
     
  • Compared to Hamilton, more students don’t complete high school in Crown Point. But Crown Point’s rate of non-completion is better than the lower city’s rate. 

Crown Point Neighbourhood average age of death chart

Crown Point Neighbourhood Emergency room visits per 1,000 residents per year chart

Crown Point Neighbourhood percentage of ER visitors reporting no family doctor chart

Key findings

  • The average age of death in Crown Point is 71.3 years old, which is 3.9 years younger than the city’s average age of death and 2.9 years younger than lower city residents.
     
  • The rate of emergency room visits is higher in Crown Point than in Hamilton.
     
  • The rate of Crown Point residents who visit an emergency room and do not have a family doctor is higher than for the city overall, but lower than the median rate for the lower city.