This Profile is organized into the
This neighbourhood is a section of north-east Hamilton. It includes
the smaller Hamilton City Planning and Development Department neighbourhoods
of Keith, McAnulty, Crown Point East, Homeside, Normanhurst, McQuesten,
Parkview and Hamilton Beach. McQuesten 14 is defined by census tracts
54-58, 67-71 and 73. The border of this neighbourhood follows Wellington
Street N. south from the Hamilton Harbour to the CN Railway, east
to Ottawa Street N., south to Main Street E., east to the Red Hill
Creek and north to include the Hamilton Beach.
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In 2001 McQuesten 14 had a total population of 29,525 people, which
was virtually unchanged from 1996. In 2001 the neighbourhood’s
population was composed of 49.4% males and 50.6% females. McQuesten
14 had a younger age profile than Hamilton and Ontario (Figure
1a), with higher proportions of individuals aged 0-14 and 30-44
and lower proportions of individuals aged 45 and over (Figure
1b). A full population pyramid by age and sex for McQuesten
14 is shown in Figure 1c.
Marital Status and Families
In 2001 43.1% of the McQuesten 14 population aged 15 years and
over were married compared to 51.7% in Hamilton and 53.4% in Ontario
There were many more lone parent families in McQuesten 14 (26.0%)
than in Hamilton (16.6%) and Ontario (15.2%). More seniors aged
65 years and over lived alone in McQuesten 14 (31.7%) than in Hamilton
(28.9%) and Ontario (26.8%). McQuesten 14 had more single person
households (28.0%) and fewer households with 4 or more members (24.0%)
than Hamilton and Ontario (Figure
Households and Dwellings
The percentages of owned and rented private dwellings in McQuesten
14 were similar to Hamilton and Ontario (Figure
3a). McQuesten 14 is an older neighbourhood with more dwellings
built prior to 1961 (80.2%) than Hamilton (42.6%) and Ontario (33.1%).
There were more single-detached houses in McQuesten 14 than in Hamilton
and Ontario and fewer apartment buildings with five or more storeys
The level of education in McQuesten 14 was lower than in Hamilton
and Ontario. Less-than-grade-9 was the highest level of education
for 14.5% of the population 20 years and older, compared to 10.3%
in Hamilton and 8.7% in Ontario (Figure
4a). Very few adults in McQuesten 14 (6.2%) had a university
education. The proportion of people aged 15 to 24 years in McQuesten
14 who were not attending school was 52.7%, much higher than in
Hamilton (38.1%) and in Ontario (35.1%).
Employment and Income
In McQuesten 14 a lower proportion of people aged 15 and over (59.5%)
were in the labour force (working or available to work) than in
Hamilton (63.7%) and Ontario (67.3%). In 2001 McQuesten 14 had a
higher unemployment rate (8.0%) than Hamilton (6.4%) and Ontario
(6.1%). The top 4 male and female occupations are listed in Table
1. The prevalence of low income for all persons in private households
was higher in McQuesten 14 (31.2%) than in Hamilton (19.8%) and
Ontario (14.4%) (Figure 5a).
Most areas of Hamilton, including McQuesten 14, experienced a decrease
in low income since 1996. The average household income in McQuesten
14 was $41,700 in 2000, lower than in Hamilton ($57,700) and Ontario
($66,800). In McQuesten 14, 75.0% of income came from employment
while 18.2% came from government transfers. The proportions of income
from employment and government transfers were 77.1% and 12.1%, respectively,
for Hamilton and 78.7% and 9.8%, respectively, for Ontario.
Compared to Hamilton and Ontario, a similar proportion of people
aged 15 years and over in McQuesten 14 provided unpaid childcare
(Figure 6a). A smaller proportion
of people provided care or assistance to seniors compared to Hamilton
Immigration and Language
In McQuesten 14, 4.0% of people had a citizenship other than Canadian,
compared with 6.0% in Hamilton and 7.6% in Ontario. Immigrants made
up 15.9% of residents in McQuesten 14 with 15.8% of immigrants born
in the United Kingdom, the most common place of birth outside Canada.
In Hamilton and Ontario, 24.7% and 26.8% of residents were immigrants
with the United Kingdom being the most common place of birth outside
Canada. 5.3% of people in McQuesten 14 spoke a home language other
than English or French, which was lower than in Hamilton and Ontario
(Figure 7a). Italian (0.9%)
and Polish (0.7%) were the two most common home languages other
than English in McQuesten 14. 1.4% of residents could not conduct
a conversation in an official language (English or French) compared
to 1.8% in Hamilton and 2.1% in Ontario.
In 2001 20.0% of people in McQuesten 14 reported difficulties hearing,
seeing, communicating, walking, climbing stairs, bending, learning
or doing similar activities. 21.6% of people reported that a physical
condition, mental condition or health problem reduced the amount
or kind of activity they could do. The percentage reporting one
or both of the above disabilities was 25.2%. These rates were higher
than in Hamilton and Ontario (Figure
HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION
Hospital Admissions and Emergency
In 2001 and 2002, McQuesten 14 residents were admitted to hospital
at a rate of 106 per 1,000 population, which was higher than in
Hamilton as a whole (93.3) (Table
2). McQuesten 14 had higher rates of admission than Hamilton
for all disease groupings except osteoarthrosis and allied disorders.
The rates of emergency room visits and admissions were higher in
McQuesten 14 than in Hamilton. McQuesten 14 residents had a higher
rate of expected acute home care days per 1,000 population than
residents of Hamilton as a whole.
Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)
In the fiscal year 2003-2004, the number of CCAC clients per 1,000
population in McQuesten 14 was 34.8, almost equal to Hamilton as
a whole (34.7) (Table 3).
When standardized by age and sex to the Hamilton population, the
rate for McQuesten 14 was higher at 38.3 per 1,000. Except for Personal
Support and Homemaking Hours, Nutrition and Speech Visits, the standardized
rates for individual CCAC services were higher in McQuesten 14 than
in the entire City of Hamilton.
Family Physicians Practicing in McQuesten 14, September 2004
||Norman, H. Chan
1513 Main Street East
Hamilton, ON L8K 1E2
||236 Parkdale Avenue North
Hamilton, ON L8H 5X5
Map Created by: Pat DeLuca, GIS Analyst, School of Geography and
Geology, GIS Lab, McMaster University, October 2004.
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Compared to Hamilton and Ontario, in 2001 McQuesten 14 had
- more people who were separated or divorced,
- more lone parent families,
- lower education and income levels,
- fewer immigrants,
- higher rates of disability, hospitalization, emergency room
visits and use of home care services.