A combined analysis of nine quality-of-life indicators, based on data from 5 waves of the Canadian Social Survey (2021-2022) shows that older adults in Canada (65 to 84 years) reported the highest perceived well-being (41% with a high combined score). This compares with 25% of those aged 20 to 29 years. Men and women reported similar combined perceived well-being scores at all ages.

Other highlights include:

  • Overall perceived well-being is higher in Quebec and in rural regions
  • Canadians with a long-term condition are less likely to experience high perceived well-being
  • Younger LGBTQ2+ Canadians report lower perceived well-being

Published By: Statistics Canada
Publication Date: February 14, 2023

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