Syrian refugees in Hamilton: by the numbers

Wesley Urban Ministries has published a report outlining statistical information about the government assisted Syrian refugees now settled in Hamilton.

Report from Wesley Urban Ministries outlines demographics of Syrian refugees now living in Hamilton

Nearly half of the 982 government assisted Syrian refugees that have resettled in Hamilton are under the age of 10.

This information, and other statistical data about the newly arrived refugees, can be found in the latest resettlement progress report by Wesley Urban Ministries, published late last month.

The report outlines a variety of different demographics, including age, gender, family size, languages spoken, level of education and more. The intent of the report is to give community service providers more information about the newcomers to improve the level support the Syrians receive as they resettle in Hamilton.

Since the arrival of government assisted Syrian refugees began in Hamilton on Dec. 21, 2015, more than 900 of them have been given permanent housing.

By the numbers

  • There are a total of 196 families 
  • There are six single-parent households. All of them are female.
  • The average family size is five.
  • There are 8 or more people in 20 of the families.
  • There are a total of 20 single individuals, without family.
  • There are a total of 12 individuals with disabilities, requiring accessible accommodations.
  • Of the 982 Syrian arrivals in Hamilton, nearly one third are between the ages of 25 and 59.

Map of housed refugees

The markers on the map represent addresses that have more than one refugee family housed. The numbers by each marker represent how many families are housed at each location. In addition to these markers, there are approximately 30 families not represented on the map. (Wesley Urban Ministries)

Charts by Deeksha Sharma/CBC