Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Deprivation Data at DA and CT Level

I am helping a professor develop a health geography assignment using Canada-wide marginalization data that allows students to explore the modifiable aerials units problem (MAUP) by comparing different geographies of the same dataset (eg. using the CT and DA level of the Canadian Marginalization index). This data exists for the 2006 Canadian Marginalization index (CAN-MARG) at the DA and CT level however, the product seems to have only been continued in 2011 and 2016 for Ontario.  As the years pass, it’s harder to rationalize using the 2006 data in order to get a national picture.

I recently discovered the “Canadian Index of Multiple Deprivation (CIMD)”. It seems like a great fit, but I am wondering if it is available at the CT level? If not, could I get an estimate on a custom tab?

I am aware the 2016 deprivation index is available for 2016 however, it also only appears to be available by DA https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/c595f11f-5d24-421f-9d9b-d63cd5333904 -- any leads to CT level data for comparison would be helpful.

I’ve received the following response from subject matter:

“Unfortunately, the CIMD is only available at the DA level. She can link the CIMD using geographic information (e.g. address, postal code). The client can consult the user guide for additional information on postal code information, specifically the postal code conversion file:  https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/en/catalogue/45200001.”