A few weeks back a great discussion took place online and in the media in regards to taxation rates throughout the city.  As requested my office had the total taxation numbers sent over and we released them to contribute to the conversation.  Since that time the Hamilton media has engaged in a productive conversation in regards to taxation in the various wards here in Hamilton.

During the conversation the question came up as to what the breakdown was for the Residential, Commercial and Industrial taxes since the numbers we initially had were residential only.  Those numbers took a little longer to get but we have them now.

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What do these numbers show us?  We see that the lower city wards (1 – 3) played home to 114,662 residents in 2011 and those residents paid over $104 million on residential property taxes including multires.  This averages to just under $910 per resident.

The mountain wards (6-8) house 146,356 residents and pay over $161 million in residential property taxes including multires.  This averages to to just under $1104 per resident.

These population number of course are out of date as they’re only from the last census but it does give an idea.