Ethnocultural and socioeconomic disparities in exposure to residential greenness within urban Canada

Articles and reports: 82-003-X202100500001


Residential greenness has been associated with benefits to health, such as lower risk of mortality, cardiovascular disease, obesity, adverse birth outcomes, asthma and better psychological health. However, the variation in greenness across socioeconomic and demographic characteristics in urban areas of Canada has not been well documented. Authors of a study focused upon respondents to the 2001 Canadian Census reported that more affluent and more highly educated adults living in the 30 largest Census metropolitan areas of Canada had greater exposures to residential greenness than those who were less affluent and less well-educated. This study builds on that work by using data from the more recent, 2016 Census; including respondents of all ages; and by considering differences in exposures according not only to age, education, and income, but also according to immigration status, time since immigration, self-reported ethnicity, and neighbourhood deprivation indices.

Issue Number: 2021005
Author(s): Pinault, Lauren; Christidis, Tanya; Crouse, Daniel; Olaniyan, Toyib

Main Product: Health Reports

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