MHLU - Health Status Resource

Peer Group

Statistics Canada used socio-demographic data from the 2006 Census to create "peer groups" of health regions that have similar characteristics.  In total, 24 socio-demographic variables and prominent geographic characteristics were used to create 10 peer groups.  The Peer Group used in this resource includes the Ontario health regions in Statistics Canada Peer Group A without Middlesex-London.  The regions are: Brant County; Elgin-St. Thomas; Haldimand-Norfolk; Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge; City of Hamilton; Hastings and Prince Edward Counties; Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington; Lambton; Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District; Niagara Regional Area; Oxford County; Peterborough County-City; Eastern Ontario; Windsor-Essex County.