Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - Labour, occupation and industry



Labour force activity

Employed
Total: 246,345
This division:

60.4%
Province:

62.8%
Male: 129,305
Here:

65.7%
Ontario:

68.1%
Female: 117,040
This division:

55.5%
Province:

57.8%
Unemployed
Total: 17,255
Here:

4.2%
Ontario:

4.3%
Male: 8,770
This division:

4.5%
Province:

4.4%
Female: 8,485
This division:

4.0%
Ontario:

4.3%
Not in the labour force
Total: 143,995
Here:

35.3%
Ontario:

32.9%
Male: 58,620
This division:

29.8%
Province:

27.5%
Female: 85,375
This division:

40.5%
Province:

37.9%
Participation rate
All persons
This division:

64.7%
Ontario:

67.1%
Male
Here:

70.2%
Ontario:

72.5%
Female
Here:

59.5%
Ontario:

62.1%
Unemployment rate
All persons
Here:

6.5%
Ontario:

6.4%
Male
Here:

6.4%
Province:

6.0%
Female
This division:

6.8%
Ontario:

6.8%

Labour force activity in Hamilton

Occupation

Sales and service occupations
Total: 63,870
Here:

24.7%
Ontario:

23.5%
Male: 26,060
Here:

19.2%
Province:

19.4%
Female: 37,810
This division:

30.8%
Ontario:

28.0%
Occupations in art; culture; recreation and sport
Total: 6,530
Here:

2.5%
Province:

3.1%
Male: 3,075
Here:

2.3%
Ontario:

2.7%
Female: 3,455
This division:

2.8%
Ontario:

3.6%
Business; finance and administration occupations
Total: 42,610
Here:

16.5%
Ontario:

18.6%
Male: 11,455
This division:

8.4%
Province:

10.6%
Female: 31,160
This division:

25.3%
Province:

27.3%
Management occupations
Total: 23,085
This division:

8.9%
Province:

10.3%
Male: 14,430
This division:

10.6%
Ontario:

12.4%
Female: 8,655
This division:

7.0%
Ontario:

8.0%
Occupations unique to processing; manufacturing and utilities
Total: 19,180
Here:

7.4%
Province:

7.2%
Male: 13,230
This division:

9.7%
Ontario:

8.8%
Female: 5,950
Here:

4.8%
Province:

5.4%
Trades; transport and equipment operators and related occupations
Total: 44,205
This division:

17.1%
Province:

14.1%
Male: 41,335
Here:

30.4%
Ontario:

25.0%
Female: 2,865
Here:

2.3%
Ontario:

2.1%
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations
Total: 13,985
This division:

5.4%
Ontario:

7.0%
Male: 11,265
Here:

8.3%
Ontario:

10.3%
Female: 2,725
This division:

2.2%
Ontario:

3.3%
Occupations in social science; education; government service and religion
Total: 22,055
Here:

8.5%
Province:

8.4%
Male: 7,510
Here:

5.5%
Ontario:

5.2%
Female: 14,545
Here:

11.8%
Ontario:

12.0%
Health occupations
Total: 16,945
Here:

6.5%
Province:

5.3%
Male: 3,085
This division:

2.3%
Province:

2.0%
Female: 13,860
This division:

11.3%
Province:

8.9%
Occupations unique to primary industry
Total: 6,295
This division:

2.4%
Ontario:

2.6%
Male: 4,375
This division:

3.2%
Ontario:

3.7%
Female: 1,920
This division:

1.6%
Ontario:

1.3%

Occupation

Industry

Business services
Total: 42,365
Here:

16.4%
Province:

19.7%
Male: 25,610
This division:

18.9%
Ontario:

22.3%
Female: 16,755
Here:

13.6%
Ontario:

16.8%
Educational services
Total: 20,340
Here:

7.9%
Ontario:

6.7%
Male: 7,220
Here:

5.3%
Province:

4.2%
Female: 13,120
Here:

10.7%
Ontario:

9.5%
Other services
Total: 44,400
Here:

17.2%
Ontario:

18.7%
Male: 20,370
Here:

15.0%
Ontario:

16.6%
Female: 24,030
Here:

19.5%
Ontario:

20.9%
Health care and social services
Total: 30,295
Here:

11.7%
Province:

9.4%
Male: 5,010
Here:

3.7%
Ontario:

3.1%
Female: 25,285
This division:

20.6%
Province:

16.4%
Manufacturing
Total: 42,525
Here:

16.4%
Ontario:

13.9%
Male: 32,230
This division:

23.7%
Province:

18.6%
Female: 10,295
This division:

8.4%
Ontario:

8.8%
Retail trade
Total: 29,595
Here:

11.4%
Ontario:

11.1%
Male: 12,335
Here:

9.1%
Province:

9.5%
Female: 17,260
This division:

14.0%
Province:

12.9%
Finance and real estate
Total: 14,260
This division:

5.5%
Province:

6.8%
Male: 5,565
This division:

4.1%
Ontario:

5.7%
Female: 8,690
This division:

7.1%
Province:

8.1%
Agriculture and other resource-based industries
Total: 5,465
Here:

2.1%
Ontario:

2.9%
Male: 3,325
Here:

2.4%
Ontario:

4.1%
Female: 2,135
This division:

1.7%
Ontario:

1.7%
Construction
Total: 17,485
This division:

6.8%
Province:

5.9%
Male: 15,545
Here:

11.4%
Ontario:

10.0%
Female: 1,940
Here:

1.6%
Ontario:

1.5%
Wholesale trade
Total: 12,020
This division:

4.6%
Ontario:

4.7%
Male: 8,600
Here:

6.3%
Ontario:

5.9%
Female: 3,420
This division:

2.8%
Ontario:

3.5%

Industry

Place of work status

Worked in same census subdivision of residence
Total: 145,480
Here:

59.1%
Province:

49.6%
Male: 66,320
This division:

51.3%
Ontario:

44.0%
Female: 79,160
This division:

67.6%
Province:

55.7%
Worked in same province of residence
Total: 61,610
Here:

25.0%
Province:

19.7%
Male: 36,865
Here:

28.5%
Ontario:

21.6%
Female: 24,745
Here:

21.1%
Province:

17.5%
Worked at home
Total: 13,600
Here:

5.5%
Ontario:

7.1%
Male: 6,680
Here:

5.2%
Ontario:

6.8%
Female: 6,920
Here:

5.9%
Province:

7.4%
No fixed workplace address
Total: 24,395
Here:

9.9%
Ontario:

9.7%
Male: 18,610
Here:

14.4%
Ontario:

13.8%
Female: 5,785
This division:

4.9%
Province:

5.1%
Worked outside Canada
Total: 895
Here:

0.4%
Province:

0.6%
Male: 630
This division:

0.5%
Ontario:

0.7%
Female: 265
This division:

0.2%
Province:

0.4%
Worked in different province
Total: 355
This division:

0.1%
Province:

0.5%
Male: 190
This division:

0.1%
Ontario:

0.5%
Female: 165
Here:

0.1%
Ontario:

0.5%

Place of work status

Mode of transportation to work

Car as driver
Total: 172,520
This division:

74.4%
Province:

71.0%
Male: 96,620
This division:

79.2%
Province:

76.2%
Female: 75,900
Here:

69.1%
Ontario:

65.2%
All other modes
Total: 1,985
This division:

0.9%
Ontario:

1.0%
Male: 980
This division:

0.8%
Province:

1.0%
Female: 1,005
This division:

0.9%
Ontario:

1.1%
Public transit
Total: 21,665
Here:

9.3%
Province:

12.9%
Male: 8,855
This division:

7.3%
Province:

10.0%
Female: 12,805
Here:

11.7%
Province:

16.1%
Car as passenger
Total: 20,970
Here:

9.0%
Ontario:

8.3%
Male: 8,980
Here:

7.4%
Province:

6.4%
Female: 11,990
This division:

10.9%
Ontario:

10.3%
Walked or bicycled
Total: 14,700
This division:

6.3%
Province:

6.8%
Male: 6,555
This division:

5.4%
Ontario:

6.4%
Female: 8,145
This division:

7.4%
Ontario:

7.3%

Mode of transportation to work

Unpaid work

Population reporting hours of unpaid work
Total: 372,810
Here:

91.5%
Ontario:

91.6%
Male: 176,040
This division:

89.5%
Province:

89.8%
Female: 196,775
Here:

93.3%
Ontario:

93.2%
Population reporting hours of unpaid housework
Total: 367,835
Here:

90.2%
Province:

90.3%
Male: 172,880
This division:

87.9%
Province:

88.2%
Female: 194,955
Here:

92.4%
Province:

92.3%
Population reporting hours looking after children without pay
Total: 152,710
Here:

37.5%
Ontario:

38.1%
Male: 66,955
This division:

34.0%
Province:

34.8%
Female: 85,760
Here:

40.7%
Province:

41.1%
Population reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors
Total: 76,815
Here:

18.8%
Ontario:

18.7%
Male: 32,440
This division:

16.5%
Ontario:

16.3%
Female: 44,380
This division:

21.0%
Ontario:

21.0%




Source: Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13 2007 and Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012. This data is an unofficial version of the materials, made without affiliation or endorsement of Statistics Canada.
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