The Community Well-Being (CWB) Index

The Community Well-Being (CWB) index is a means of examining the well-being of individual Canadian communities. Various indicators of socio-economic well-being, including education, labour force activity, income and housing are combined to give each community a well-being "score". These scores are used to compare well-being across First Nations and Inuit communities with well-being in non-Aboriginal communities over time.

AANDC researchers calculated the 2011 Community Well-Being index using data from the 2011 National Household Survey. These data were made available to AANDC and other external researchers in February 2014, through Statistics Canada's national network of Research Data Centers.


Requests for data or information should be directed to AANDC's Public Enquiries Centre.