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Regional Snapshot - West
This snapshot summarizes some of the key findings for the West region, as found in the detailed Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) regional reports commissioned by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Accounting for 4% of the land in Ontario, the West region is home to 21% of the population. Residents are slightly older than the provincial average — almost 40% are over 50. The region’s growth rate is three times lower than Ontario, and while 73% of people own their homes, employment rates and family incomes are lower than the provincial average. Here, 80% of people have English as their first language. While there is less diversity than Ontario’s average, nearly 18% of residents have a first language other than English or French and 9% are from racialized populations.


Full Report (accessible PDF) - In-depth report including demographic profile, detailed findings for all domains, and descriptions of indicators.

Snapshot Report (accessible PDF)- Key highlights for the region in an at-a-glance format.

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