Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Quality of Life

Life Stress

Overall
By Age
By Income

Overall  

According to the 2013/14 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) conducted by Statistics Canada, 23% (19.4%, 26.1%) of Simcoe Muskoka residents (15+) reported their life as quite a bit or extremely stressful, which was similar to the provincial average during the same survey period. The trend in perceived life stress in Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario has remained relatively stable between 2003 and 2013/14.

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By Age

Perceived life stress is highest in those aged 45 to 64 years and lowest among seniors (65+). In Simcoe Muskoka in 2013/14, 29% (22.9%, 35.7%) of older adults (45-64 years) rate their life as quite a bit or extremely stressful, which was significantly higher than for seniors (65+), where only 11% (7.9%, 15.0%) rated their life as quite a bit or extremely stressful.  

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By Income

Perceived life stress is higher for those at both the bottom and top income quintiles when compared to the middle income quintile. In Simcoe Muskoka in 2013/14, 24% (19.1%, 34.3%) of those in the lowest income quintile and 25% (19.0%, 32.7%) of those in the highest income quintile rate their life as quite a bit or extremely stressful, both of which were significantly higher than what was reported for those in the middle income quintile where 12% (8.5%, 16.3%) rated their life as quite a bit or extremely stressful.

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