Demographics

Census tract 0065.00 of the 2006 Canadian census covers St. James Town. According to that census, the neighbourhood has 14,666 residents. Average income is $22,341, one of the lowest in Toronto. Due to its cultural and minority demographics, St. James Town is often thought as “the world within a block”. It is mostly a so-called minority community, largely filled with immigrants — especially those who arrived in the 1990s. The ten most common languages in the neighbourhood, after English, are:

  1. Tagalog – 8.1%
  2. Tamil – 5.5%
  3. Unspecified Chinese – 2.5%
  4. Mandarin – 2.5%
  5. Korean – 1.9%
  6. Spanish – 1.8%
  7. Russian – 1.8%
  8. Serbian – 1.4%
  9. Bengali – 1.4%
  10. Urdu – 1.4%

St. James Town Social Profile

2001 % 2006 % 2011 %
Total 18,590 100% 17,095 100% 17,810 100%
Children (0-14) 3,325 17.9% 2,725 15.9% 2,315 13.0%
Youth (15-24) 2,185 11.8% 2,225 13.0% 2,400 13.5%
Working Age (25-64) 11,720 63.0% 10,750 62.9% 11.710 65.7%
Seniors (65+) 1,360 7.3% 1,395 8.2% 1,385 7.8%

 

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