Ontario Marginalization Index (ON-Marg)
 
      Ontario Marginalization Index (ON-Marg) — 2011 update is now available!

 
 
 
INTRODUCTION

    The Ontario Marginalization Index


    The 2011 Ontario Marginalization Index was created jointly by researchers at the Public Health Ontario and Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital.
    ON-Marg is a data tool that combines a wide range of demographic indicators into four distinct dimensions of marginalization. As a multifaceted index, ON-Marg measures multiple axes of deprivation in Ontario, 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"

    The 2011 update to ON-Marg update combines data from several sources including: Statistics Canada Taxfiler data, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation data, the Registered Persons Database, and the Immigration Refugees, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Permanent Resident Database.
    Data is available at the local and neighbourhood-level as well as larger geographies such as public health units and Local Health Integration Networks.


      How to cite this document:

      Matheson, FI; Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (Public Health Ontario). 2011 Ontario marginalization index. Toronto, ON: St. Michael’s Hospital; 2017. Joint publication with Public Health Ontario.
 
 
 
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

    Adobe PDF File  User Guide

    Outlines everything you need to know about using ON-Marg to complete your own analyses.
 
 
    Adobe PDF File  Technical Guide

    Background information on ON-Marg methodology, data sources and how the different dimensions were calculated.
 
 
    Adobe PDF File  ON-Marg FAQs

    References the most common questions asked to help you use ON-Marg.
 
 
 
 
 
      Ontario Marginalization Index (ON-Marg) — 2001 and 2006

 
 

                       INTRODUCTION                          USER GUIDES and DATA                          WHO'S USING ON-Marg

                       ON-Marg FAQs                            ADDITIONAL RESOURCES                       

 
 
 
INTRODUCTION

    The Ontario Marginalization Index


    How can researchers, community agencies and policy-makers find out more about the relationship between our neighbourhoods and our health?

    The Ontario 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.
    ON-Marg was created by researchers at the Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael's (C-UHS)

    Citation:
    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.
 
 
 
USER GUIDES and DATA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WHO'S USING ON-Marg
 
 
 
ON-Marg FAQs
 
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

    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. Abstract
 
 
 
 
 
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