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Table 4 Summary table of peer groups and principal characteristics

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Table 4 Summary table of peer groups and principal characteristics
Peer group Number of health regions Percent of Canadian population Principal characteristics
A 35 33.5%
  • Urban-rural mix from coast to coast
  • Average percentage of Aboriginal population
  • Average percentage of immigrant population
B 8 16.7%
  • Mainly urban centres in Ontario and Alberta with moderately high population density
  • Low percentage of Aboriginal population
  • Very High employment rate
  • Higher than average percentage of immigrant population
C 22 10.3%
  • Sparsely populated urban-rural mix in Eastern and Central provinces
  • Average percentage of Aboriginal population
  • Average employment rate
  • Low percentage of immigrant population
D 18 5.1%
  • Mainly rural regions from Quebec to British Columbia
  • Average percentage of Aboriginal population
  • High employment rate
E 9 3.1%
  • Mainly rural and remote regions in the Western provinces and the Territories
  • High proportion of Aboriginal population
  • Average percentage of immigrant population
F 5 0.4%
  • Northern and remote regions
  • Very high proportion of Aboriginal population
  • Very low employment rate
  • Low proportion of immigrants
G 3 15.6%
  • Largest metro centres with an average population density of 4,065 people per square kilometre
  • Very low proportion of Aboriginal population
  • Average employment rate
  • Very high proportion of immigrant population
H 10 2.0%
  • Rural northern regions from coast to coast
  • High proportion of Aboriginal population
  • Low proportion of immigrants
I 7 1.7%
  • Mainly rural Eastern regions
  • Average percentage of Aboriginal population
  • Low employment rate
  • Very low percentage of immigrant population
J 6 11.6%
  • Mainly urban centers in Ontario and British Columbia with high population density
  • Low proportion of Aboriginal population
  • High proportion of immigrants