The Canadian Marginalization Index (CAN-Marg) can be used to understand inequalities in health and other social problems related to health among either population groups or geographic areas across Canada.
CAN-Marg is a data tool that combines a wide range of demographic indicators into four distinct dimensions of marginalization. As a multifaceted index, CAN-Marg measures multiple axes of deprivation in Canada, including:
• residential instability: indicators such as "% renters" and "% living alone"
• material deprivation: indicators such as "% low income" and "% lone parent families"
• dependency: indicators such as "% seniors" and "% employment"
• ethnic concentration: indicators such as "% recent immigrants" and "% visible minority"
| History of CAN-Marg data creation
|The 2006 Marginalization Index was created by researchers at the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions at
St. Michael’s Hospital.
|The 2001 Marginalization Index was created by researchers at the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions at
St. Michael’s Hospital.
|The Canadian Marginalization Index (1996, 1991) provided through Statistics Canada Custom Data Product
Request (May 29, 2018)
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Canadian Marginalization Index (CAN-Marg) — 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991
The Canadian Marginalization Index
How can researchers, community agencies and policy-makers find out more about the relationship between our neighbourhoods and our health?
The Canadian Marginalization Index allows you to explore how factors like residential instability and material deprivation are concentrated at local level and how this is affecting health outcomes.
The Canadian Marginalization Index (2006, 2001) was created by researchers at the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s.
The Canadian Marginalization Index (1996, 1991) provided through Statistics Canada Custom Data Product Request (May 29, 2018).
Matheson et al. "Development of the Canadian Marginalization Index: a new tool for the study of inequality." Canadian Journal of Public Health, 2012;103(Suppl. 2):S12-S16. English
USER GUIDES and DATA
The Canadian Marginalization Index (CAN-Marg) — 2006, 2001
User Guide: CAN-Marg User Guide 2006, 2001
Download the CAN-Marg data 2006, 2001:
DA CAN-Marg Data, 2006 DA CAN-Marg Data, 2001
CT CAN-Marg Data, 2006 CT CAN-Marg Data, 2001
Summary Documentation:: CAN-Marg 1996 and 1991 Development
Download the CAN-Marg data 1996, 1991:
EA CAN-Marg Data, 1996 EA CAN-Marg Data, 1991
CT CAN-Marg Data, 1996 CT CAN-Marg Data, 1991
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