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.
- About the Community Well-Being Index and National Trends 1981-2011
- Well-Being in First Nations Communities, 1981-2011 - Full Report
- Well-Being in Inuit Communities, 1981-2011 - Full Report
- 2011 CWB Database
- CWB Infographic
- Frequently Asked Questions
AANDC researchers have calculated the CWB Index for 1981, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011. The data files for each of these CWB years are available in machine-readable format. Information for using each of the CWB Databases is available in the corresponding CWB Data Dictionary file.
- 2011 CWB Database, 2011 CWB Data Dictionary
- 2006 CWB Database, 2006 CWB Data Dictionary
- 2001 CWB Database, 2001 CWB Data Dictionary
- 1996 CWB Database, 1996 CWB Data Dictionary
- 1991 CWB Database, 1991 CWB Data Dictionary
- 1981 CWB Database, 1981 CWB Data Dictionary
Supplementary information for using each of the CWB data bases are also available:
- CWB Time Series Links (The CWB Linkage file includes the census subdivisions that have changed between 1981 and 2011 to facilitate linking past all CWB data sets to one another).
- CWB Data Dictionary – Time Series (this file gives descriptions and definitions of the labels for the CWB Time Series Links.
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