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View geographic profiles for each of the four dimensions of integration across different time periods (1991-2014). A CIMI standard composite ranking is provided for each province and city based on the availability of data, along with separate dimension rankings for each time period of interest.

Hamilton (ON)

City Profile (2011 - )

Hamilton demonstrates moderately low levels of economic and health integration, but has moderately high integration on the social and civic and democratic participation domains.

Economic

This dimension includes eight indicators drawn from the 2011 Census. Hamilton ranks mid-range on several economic integration measures (e.g., wages, labour force participation, subsidized housing), but ranks low in terms of unemployment and full-time work status.

Social

This dimension includes six indicators drawn from the 2013 General Social Survey. Hamilton ranks high in terms of sense of belonging to local community and for being a victim of discrimination in the past 5 years, but ranks low on other social indicators (e.g., number of close friends).

Civic & Democratic Participation

This dimension includes four indicators drawn from the 2013 General Social Survey. Hamilton ranks in the middle with regard to the following measures of civic and democratic participation: unpaid volunteer work in the past 12 months, involvement in organizations in the past 5 years, voted in the last provincial and federal election.

Health

This dimension includes five indicators drawn from the 2014 Canadian Community Health Survey. Hamilton ranks high in terms of self-perceived unmet health care needs and for having a medical doctor, but ranks low on other health indicators such as satisfaction with life and self-perceived life stress.

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Overall CIMI Ranking

20/33

Economic Rank

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25/31

Social Rank

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12/15

Civic & Democratic Participation Rank

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8/15

Health Rank

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24/33

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Selected Immigrant Demographics (National Household Survey, 2011 - )

Proportion of Immigrant Population

Visible minortiy population

Age groups

0 - 14 years
4.3 %
15 - 24 years
6.9 %
25 - 44 years
23.3 %
45 - 64 years
37.6 %
>65 years
27.9 %

Highest Level of Education Obtained

No formal education
21.7 %
Highschool or equivalent
23.3 %
Diploma
34.2 %
Advanced degree
9.4 %

Knowledge of Official Languages

English
90.4 %
French
0 %
English and French
5.1 %
Neither
4.5 %

Mobility over a 5 year period

Non-movers
63.1 %
Non-migrants
19.3 %
Intraprovincial migrants
9.3 %
Interprovincial migrants
0.9 %
External migrants
7.4 %

Selected Non-immigrant Demographics (National Household Survey, 2011 - )

Proportion of Non-immigrant Population

Visible minortiy population

Age groups

0 - 14 years
21.4 %
15 - 24 years
14.7 %
25 - 44 years
26 %
45 - 64 years
26.9 %
>65 years
11 %

Highest Level of Education Obtained

No formal education
18.1 %
Highschool or equivalent
28.2 %
Diploma
33.3 %
Advanced degree
6.9 %

Knowledge of Official Languages

English
92.6 %
French
0 %
English and French
7.2 %
Neither
0.2 %

Mobility over a 5 year period

Non-movers
64.2 %
Non-migrants
22.8 %
Intraprovincial migrants
11.5 %
Interprovincial migrants
1 %
External migrants
0.5 %

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