Between 2011 and 2036, the city’s population is expected to grow by approximately 20%, and Hamilton’s population of older adults and seniors is expected to almost double.
One in four people in Hamilton were born outside of Canada and are from a wide range of countries. The most common countries of origin among recent immigrants are:
- United States of America
- United Kingdom
As of 2011, nearly three-quarters of Hamilton's residents (73.8%) reported English as their first language, which is higher than Ontario overall (68.2%).
- Hamilton - 1.3% reported French only
- Ontario - 3.9% for French only
- Hamilton - 23.1% reported a non-official language only
- Ontario - 25.7% for non-official languages only
In 2011, the five most common mother tongues in Hamilton were:
- Italian - 3.5%
- Polish - 1.6%
- Portuguese - 1.5%
- Spanish - 1.5%
- Arabic - 1.3%
Get help in your language
The City of Hamilton offers simultaneous translation by telephone for residents. When you phone the city 905-546-2424 ask for this service.
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