Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Population

Life Expectancy

Overall

By Income Group

Technical Notes

Overall

Life expectancy at birth is a summary measure that describes the average number of years a newborn baby can be expected to live if current death trends continue. For people already living, life expectancy is dependent on their age, and will vary.

For the years 2009 to 2011, life expectancy at birth for Simcoe Muskoka males was 79.4 years and 84.0 years for females. In comparison, the life expectancy at birth for Ontario males was 79.8 years and 83.9 years for females.

By Income Group

A gap of 2.5 years is observed in life expectancy at birth for females for those in the lowest and highest income groups (low income: 82.6 years (95%CI=81.76, 83.50); high income: 85.1 years (95%CI=84.39, 85.87)).

For males, a gap of almost 5 years in life expectancy at birth is observed between those in the lowest and highest income groups (low income: 76.1 years (95%CI=75.24, 77.06); high income: 80.9 years (95%CI=80.17, 81.58)). 

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Technical Notes

The income groups are based on the ranking of the proportions of the population in the dissemination area (DA) that fell within the bottom half of the Canadian distribution for income. As the 2011 National Household Survey was used for determining income, approximately 170 (25%) dissemination areas (DAs) had to be suppressed because a large proportion of the sample in those areas did not respond.