Measuring Social Capital at the Neighbourhood Level: Experimental Estimates of Sense of Belonging to the Local Community Measured at the Census Tract Level

Articles and reports: 11-633-X2021007


Statistics Canada continues to use a variety of data sources to provide neighbourhood-level variables across an expanding set of domains, such as sociodemographic characteristics, income, services and amenities, crime, and the environment. Yet, despite these advances, information on the social aspects of neighbourhoods is still unavailable. In this paper, answers to the Canadian Community Health Survey on respondents’ sense of belonging to their local community were pooled over the four survey years from 2016 to 2019. Individual responses were aggregated up to the census tract (CT) level.

Issue Number: 2021007
Author(s): Beaumont, Jean-François; Bocci, Cynthia; Fonberg, Jonathan David; Schellenberg, Grant
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