2016 Quebec Deprivation Index
The deprivation index was designed in the late 1990s with the aim of measuring the deprivation of Quebecers on a small geographic scale. It is used for research on social health inequalities and for monitoring their trends, for developing policies and programs, allocating resources, and evaluating services. It is composed of a material dimension and a social dimension that can be analyzed separately or in combination. The index includes six indicators, all from the 2016 census and calculated on the basis of dissemination areas (AD). The file includes the national (province of Quebec), regional (health regions (RSS)), and local (territorial service networks (RTS), local service networks (RLS), and local community service centres (CLSCs)) versions of the deprivation index. In cases where a broadcasting area (AD) straddles two territories (in the RTS, RLS and CLSC versions of the file), it is the AD with the largest proportion of the population that determines which RTS, RLS or CLSC is selected in order to have a single value of the deprivation index per AD for cartography. All the results by AD are available in the equivalence table on the [Web of the Institut national de Santé Publique du Québec (INSPQ) ] (https://www.inspq.qc.ca/defavorisation/indice-de-defavorisation-materielle-et-sociale). For more information on the deprivation index, you can consult [The Material and Social Deprivation Index: in brief] (https://www.inspq.qc.ca/publications/2639).This third party metadata element was translated using an automated translation tool (Amazon Translate).
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Data and Resources
Deprivation Index 2016GEOJSONFrench dataset GEOJSON
INSPQ website, Deprivation IndexHTMLFrench dataset HTML
Original metadata (https://www.donneesquebec.ca)HTMLFrench dataset HTML
The index of material and social deprivation: in a nutshellPDFFrench guide PDF
Deprivation Index 2016SHPFrench dataset SHP
Proposed symbology for data representationXLSFrench dataset XLS
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