This Economic Insights article provides an overview of the life satisfaction expressed by individuals in census metropolitan areas and economic regions across Canada. The results are based on data from the Canadian Community Health Survey and the General Social Survey. The extent to which specific economic and social factors explain variations in life satisfaction across communities and regions is beyond the scope of this article.

Note to reader: This report classifies Niagara in two ‘ways’ – within the CMA (census metropolitan area) St. Catharines-Niagara (which doesn’t include the Town of Grimsby and the Township of West Niagara), and within the Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula Economic Region.

Authors: Chaohui Lu, Grant Schellenberg, Feng Hou and John F. Helliwell

Published By: Statistics Canada

Publication Date: April 2015

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