Community Well-Being Database

This section contains the Community Well-Being (CWB) database for 2006 in multiple formats. The data are presented at the census subdivision (CSD) level. CSDs are municipalities or areas (such as Indian reserves) that are regarded as the equivalent of municipalities.

A community's CWB index score is a single number that can range from a low of 0 to a high of 100. It is composed of data on income, education, housing conditions and labour force activity, which are also contained in the database, where applicable. These scores can also vary from a low of 0 to a high of 100.

The variables contained are described below:

Variable Name Definition
CSD Code Unique 7-digit code identifying each Census subdivision (CSD) in the file.
CSD Name Name of the CSD in the file.
Income Score 2006 Score of the CSD on the Income component for 2006. Component scores are included only if the community has a population of at least 250 individuals.
Education Score 2006 Score of the CSD on the Education component for 2006. Component scores are included only if the community has a population of at least 250 individuals.
Housing Score 2006 Score of the CSD on the Housing component for 2006. Component scores are included only if the community has a population of at least 250 individuals.
Labour Force Activity Score 2006 Score of the CSD on the Labour Force Activity component for 2006.  Component scores are included only if the community has a population of at least 250 individuals.
CWB Score 2006 Score of the CSD on the Community Well Being Index (CWB) for 2006.
2B Population 2006 Population extracted from the data collected by the census 2B questionnaire.
Type of collectivity This variable indicates if the CSD is categorized as either a First Nations, an Inuit community (Inuit) or an Other Canadian community (other).
Province Province or the territory in which the CSD is located.

CWB Index scores as well as component scores are not available for very small communities, for communities that did not participate in the census, or for communities identified by Statistics Canada as presenting data quality issues.

Note that a more detailed methodological details document is available.

More specific requests for data or information should be directed to INAC's Public Enquiries Centre.

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