2001 Census Analysis Series: The Jewish Community of Hamilton

Sponsor(s): UIA Federations Canada, United Jewish Appeal Federation of Hamilton

Principal Investigator(s): Charles Shahar

Study Dates: May 1-15, 2001 Canadian Census. Data provided to UAI Federations Canada by Statistics Canada.

Population Estimates:

The estimated Jewish population of the City of Hamilton (Ontario Province) was 4,675 in 2001.

Jews comprised 0.7% of the total Hamilton population.

Key Findings:

Census data on Jews in Hamilton are reported separately in:


  • (1) Basic Demographics, which follows the model of the national report and the other reports on the major Jewish communities in Canada.


  • (2) Report on Geographic area comparisons, and


  • (3) The Jewish Elderly.


  • All other reports on Canadian Jews as a whole include data on Hamilton as part of comparison tables; readers should consult these reports for additional data on Hamilton Jews.

Adult Jewish respondents residing in Hamilton from 2001 Census.

Definitions of Jewish persons based on combination of census questions on religion of respondent and ethnicity.

See Appendix 3 in Basic Demographics for discussion of "The Jewish Standard Definition."


Survey Reports

» The Jewish Elderly - Hamilton

» Basic Demographics

» The Jewish Poor - Hamilton

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