The following indicators have been updated with the latest data: Family Income, Retirement Income, Low Income Incidence, Income Distribution, Housing Starts, Rental Vacancy Rates, Age of Mother at Childbirth, Population Size and Growth, Geographic Distribution, Immigration, and Aboriginal Population.
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Indicators of Well-being in Canada gathers data from different sources and presents a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of the well-being of Canadians and Canadian society. It also shows how this picture may be changing over time. Whether you are a student, a researcher, a community volunteer, a public servant, or someone who is simply interested in knowing about this country, there is information here for you.
You will find a wide range of indicators, or statistical measures, that show how things are going for Canadians. For example, there are data on how many hours we work each week, our education levels compared with the levels in other countries, the affordability of housing, and much more.
This website presents one approach to measuring individual and societal well-being. Over time and with the input of users and interested parties, we hope to further develop the range and depth of Areas on the website.
Select any of the following for an overview of an area of well-being and its Indicators:
To know more about well-being in Canada, you will find Special Reports on topics related to well-being.
Through Custom Charts (available for some Areas), you can select and display additional data by year or by region.
Canadians in Context provides information on some general trends in Canada, such as changes in the size and diversity of our population.
If you would like to work directly with the underlying data, you can download the data for any Area from an Area page, or for a group of Areas from the Overview page for an area of well-being. The data are available in Excel format and in tab-delimited text format.
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