Census shows us who we are

The 2014 municipal census confirms that The Hamptons is one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in Edmonton, but it also reveals interesting details about who we are and how we live our lives.

According to the 2014 Municipal Census Results Backgrounder, The Hamptons was the second fastest growing neighborhood (second only to Summerside). The Hamptons posted a growth of 5,146 people.

The municipal census also shows us that the majority of residents own their homes and the majority of residences are single family detached houses followed by duplexes or fourplexes. Far more residents in The Hamptons own our own homes than in other city neighborhoods.

The ages of residents might surprise you. We know our local schools are over capacity, but school age children are not the most populous category of children. This honour falls to the 0-4 age group at 1,002 children. It’s interesting to note that the age groups with the most residents are: 30-34 (1,192), 35-39 (1,109) and 0-4 (1,002). The 25-29 age group comes out on top when the stats for all of Edmonton are considered.

When it comes to marital status the majority of people who call The Hamptons home are married at 38.82 per cent, but those who have never been married are close behind at 36.17 per cent.

The census question about number of years at this residence really reflects that The Hamptons is a new neighborhood. Here’s the breakdown:

  • 5 years or more – 28.25 per cent (Edmonton as a whole is 40.69)
  • 3-5 years – 26.08 per cent (Edmonton as a whole is 14.20)
  • 1-3 years – 21.79 per cent (Edmonton as a whole is 15.47)

The 2014 census results also present data on employment status, transportation, languages spoken and many other notable facts. Read the Edmonton summary and The Hamptons summary for more details.