Families & Children

NEI Population Groups

Portraits of Population Groups: Families & Children

Families and Children in NEI Neighbourhoods: Dashboard

The Families and Children Dashboard indicators provide information about families and children in NEI neighbourhoods. The map allows to compare the percentage of low income lone parent families or the population size of children aged 0 to 14 years across NEI neighbourhoods.

How to Use the Dashboard

1) Select a Neighbourhood from the interactive list of neighbourhoods  located on the left pane. The map will zoom to this neighbourhood and the dashboard indicators around the map will update with the statistics for the selected neighbourhood.

2) Bring different indicators to view by clicking on the tabs under the indicator and map windows.

The map displays the spatial distribution of:

1) Percentage of lone-parent families in low-income. Darker colours signify higher proportions of low-income families.

2) At a closer scale (when zoomed in), the map also shows the Number of children aged 0 to 14 symbolized proportionally with the circle’s size

3) The NEI areas of strong equity concern are outlined in red and numbered with the neighbourhood rank, where 1 is the rank of the most inequitable neighbourhood.

Additional details:

  • The layers menu can be opened from the top right corner of the map using the layers icon: .  It allows to overlay the boundaries of administrative areas (Wards, Community Centres, etc.), or view the distribution of a different measure.
  • Click within a Neighbourhood or open the legend:  to reveal more information.

How to view by ward, community centre, or neighbourhood

  1. Select the slide-over panel located on the left hand side of the map.
  2. Find an administrative area or a neighbourhood from the drop-down lists. When one of these areas is selected the map will zoom and highlight the area.


Note: This selection will not change the statistics of the dashboard indicators and graphs.

Data notes

Download the Data Tables from this Dashboard (.xlsx)

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