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The Well-Being Concept

Information contained within Community Accounts is separated by Account. These Accounts each represent an aspect of the structural framework making up the concepts explored in the Indicators and Well-Being area of the site.

Ontario Profile

Demographics

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Total Population

The 2016 Census population for Ontario was 13,448,490. This represents an increase of 4.6% since 2011. Over the same period, the entire province experienced a population increase of 4.6% since 2011.

Marital Status

The number of people in Ontario who were married or living common law in 2016 were 6,438,085.

Francophone Population

In Ontario, 3.7% identified French as their mother tongue in 2016) compared to 20.6% nationally.

Indigenous Population

In 2016, there were 374,395 indigenousa people in Ontario. This accounted for 2.8% of the total population, compared to 2.4% in 2011. Nationally 4.9% of the population identified as indigenousa in 2016.

Income, Consumption, and Leisure

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Individual Income, Census 2016

The before tax median total income for households in Ontario was $74,287 according to the 2016 Census. The after tax median income for households in Ontario was $65,285 according to the 2016 Census.

Education, Literacy, Skills and Training

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Highest Level of Education

Highest level of schooling data is available from the National Household Survey (NHS) 2011, which replaced the former mandatory long form census. For each geography, a global non-response (GNR) rate is calculated, which indicates the level of non-participation in the survey (data with a GNR above 50% is considered unreliable and subject to suppression). The GNR for Ontario is 27.1%.

15 years of age and over

The 2016 Census reported that 17.5% of people 15 years of age and older in Ontario do not have a high school diploma.  

In Ontario about 82.5% of people aged 15 and over had at least a High School diploma in 2016.  In Ontario about 26.0% of people aged 15 and over had a Bachelor's Degree or higher in 2016.  

25 to 64 years of age

The 2016 Census reported that 10.4% of people 25 to 64 years of age in Ontario do not have a high school diploma.  

In Ontario about 89.6% of people aged 25 to 64 had at least a High School diploma in 2016.  In Ontario about 31.9% of people aged 25 to 64 had a Bachelor's Degree or higher in 2016.  

Employment and Working Conditions

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Labour Force and Employment data is available from the National Household Survey (NHS) 2011, which replaced the former mandatory long form census. For each geography, a global non-response (GNR) rate is calculated, which indicates the level of non-participation in the survey (data with a GNR above 50% is considered unreliable and subject to suppression). The GNR for Ontario is 27.1%.

Labour Force Rates

In Ontario, during the reference week of the 2016 Census (May 1-7, 2016), the employment rate for those aged 15 years and older was 59.9%.  During the same period the unemployment rate for Ontario was 7.4%.  There were 7,141,675 individuals participating in the labour force.  



Health

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Health Status

A major indicator of well-being is how a person rates their own health status. In 2013-2014, 59.5% (+/- 0.8%) of individuals age 12 and over in Ontario rated their health status as excellent or very good.  

For Canada, 59.2% (+/- 0.5%) of individuals age 12 and over rated their health status as excellent or very good.

Mental Health

A major indicator of well-being is how a person rates their own mental health status. In 2013-2014, 70.7% (+/- 0.8%) of individuals age 12 and over in Ontario rated their mental health status as excellent or very good.  

For Canada, 71.1% (+/- 0.5%) of individuals age 12 and over rated their mental health status as excellent or very good.

Smoking

The rate of smoking (current daily smokers) among those 12 years of age and older in Ontario in 2013-2014 was 13.3% (+/- 0.6%).  17.7% (+/- 0.6%) of those 12 years of age and older in Ontario reported they smoked daily or occasionally.  

Drinking

The percentage of people in Ontario who reported heavy drinking in 2013-14 was 16.7% (+/- 0.6%). Heavy drinking is defined as males having 5 or more drinks, or women having 4 or more drinks, on one occasion, at least once a month in the past year.  

Data Sources and Footnotes

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a  Responded with Aboriginal Identity in Census 2016

Data compiled by the Community Accounts Team based on custom tabulations from the following:
Demographics: Census of Population 2006 - 2016, Statistics Canada.
Income, Consumption and Leisure: Canada Customs and Revenue Agency summary information as provided by Income Statistics Division, Statistics Canada.
National Household Survey 2011, Statistics Canada.
Education, Literacy, Skills and Training: National Household Survey 2011, Statistics Canada.
Employment and Working Conditions: National Household Survey 2011, Statistics Canada.
Health: Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), Statistics Canada.

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