Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Determinants Of Health

Socioeconomic Characteristics

This section looks at the socioeconomic situation of people living in Simcoe Muskoka. Lifestyle markers of employment, income, education and housing will be explored.

Did you know that higher social and economic status is associated with better health? In fact, according to Health Canada, these two factors are the most important determinants of health.

The following socioeconomic topics are covered in this section:

Education

Income

Employment

Single Parent Families

Commuting

Housing

Nutritious Food Basket

Household Food Insecurity

Sense of Community Belonging