2011 Community Well-Being (CWB) database

This section contains the Community Well-Being (CWB) database for 2011 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 2011 Score of the CSD on the Income component for 2011. Component scores are included only if the community has a population of at least 250 individuals and the total number of individuals in the CSD with income had at least an unweighted count of 4 and weighted count of 10.
Education Score 2011 Score of the CSD on the Education component for 2011. Component scores are included only if the community has a population of at least 250 individuals and the sum of the numerators used to calculate the Education component had at least an unweighted count of 4 and weighted count of 10.
Housing Score 2011 Score of the CSD on the Housing component for 2011. Component scores are included only if the community has a population of at least 250 individuals and the sum of the numerators used to calculate the Housing component had at least an unweighted count of 4 and weighted count of 10.
Labour Force Activity Score 2011 Score of the CSD on the Labour Force Activity component for 20011. Component scores are included only if the community has a population of at least 250 individuals and the sum of the numerators used to calculate the Labour Force Activity component had at least an unweighted count of 4 and weighted count of 10.
CWB Score 2011 Score of the CSD on the Community Well Being index (CWB) for 2011. The CWB score is included if the CSD had at least a weighted population count of 65 and an unweighted count of 10.
Global Non-Response 2011 The global non-response rate (GNR) is an indicator of data quality used in estimates from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS). A smaller GNR indicates lower risk of non-response bias and is preferable. The threshold for data publication adhered to by Statistics Canada is a GNR below 50%.
Province Province or the territory in which the CSD is located.
Type of collectivity This variable indicates if the CSD is categorized as either a First Nation, an Inuit community (Inuit) or a Non-Aboriginal community.
NHS Population 2011 Population extracted from the data collected by the 2011 National Household Survey.

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. For example, those communities which had a global non-response greater than or equal to 0.5 (or 50%) are not available in the 2011 Community Well-Being database in accordance with Statistics Canada data quality standards for the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS).

Note that a more detailed methodological details document is available.

Additional Formats


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