Health Regions: Boundaries and Correspondence with Census Geography
Appendix C Descriptive summary of Final Peer Groups

Table summary
This table displays the results of Descriptive summary of Final Peer Groups. The information is grouped by Peer group (appearing as row headers), Number of health regions, Percent of canadian population and Principal characteristics (appearing as column headers).
Peer group Number of health regions Percent of canadian population Principal characteristics
A 13 15.7
  • Population centres with high population density and rural mix from coast to coast
  • High percentage of visible minority population
  • Low percentage of Aboriginal population
  • Average employment rate
B 19 31.2
  • Mainly population centres with moderate population density
  •  Average percentage of visible minority population
  • High  employment rate
C 31 14.5
  • Population centres and rural mix from coast to coast
  • Average percentage of visible minority population
  • High percentage of Aboriginal population
D 18 6.5
  • Mainly rural regions in Ontario and the Prairies
  • Low percentage of visible minority population
  •  Average percentage of Aboriginal population
E 12 3.2
  • Mainly rural Eastern regions
  • Low percentage of visible minority population
  • Low employment rate
F 5 0.5
  • Northern and remote regions
  • Very low percentage of visible minority population
  • Very high Aboriginal population
G 3 15.3
  • Largest population centres with an average population density of 4211 people per square kilometre
  • High percentage of visible minority population
  • Very low Aboriginal population
H 5 11.5
  • Mainly population centres in Ontario and British Columbia with high Population density
  • Very high percentage of visible minority population
  • Low Aboriginal population
I 4 1.7
  • Mainly rural and remote regions in the Western provinces and the Territories
  • Average percentage of visible minority population
  • High percentage of Aboriginal population
  • High employment rate
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