April 21, 2015
Written by: Vince Gray
How satisfied with their lives are Londoners?
The United Nations and Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are interested - and Statistics Canada data can provide insights into this question. Today, Statistics Canada released How’s Life in the City? Life Satisfaction Across Census Metropolitan Areas and Economic Regions in Canada.
Two cycles of the General Social Survey (GSS) and four cycles of the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) asked the same question:
Using a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 means "Very dissatisfied" and 10 means "Very satisfied", how do you feel about your life as a whole right now?
A public microdata file (individual-level survey responses) from the 2013 GSS is scheduled to be released in May, 2015. Public microdata from the 2009 GSS and 2009-2012 CCHS are currently available in the Equinox Data Delivery System and in <odesi>. Confidential microdata (more detailed individual-level survey responses) are available through the Research Data Centre program.
Please contact the Map and Data Centre (ground floor of The D.B.Weldon Library, 519-661-2111 ext. 83424) for further assistance with these data!