Immigrants & Racialized Groups

NEI Population Groups

Portraits of Population Groups: Immigrants and Racialized Groups

Immigrants & Racialized Groups in NEI Neighbourhoods: Dashboard

The Racialized and Immigrant Groups Dashboard highlights the income situation of diverse groups residing in NEI neighbourhoods.

The low income rate is significantly higher among Ottawa racialized residents (23.8%) compared to non racialized residents (8.6%). The rate declines for the racialized people of third generation; however, it is still higher compared to third generation not racialized population (11.3% vs. 8.3%).[1]

[1] Based on the low income measure after tax statistics from the 2016 census for Ottawa.

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 low-income racialized population. Darker colours signify higher proportions of racialized neighbourhood residents in low-income.

2) 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

  • Immigrant refers to a person who is, or who has ever been, a landed immigrant or permanent resident. Recent Immigrants are those who arrived between year 2011 and 2016.
  • Racialized population: refers to whether a person belongs to a visible minority group as defined by the Employment Equity Act.
  • The Low Income cut off is based on the Low Income Measure After Tax (LIM-AT).
  • The data used is based on the 2016 Canadian census of population at a census tract level, accessed via the Ottawa and Region Data Consortium.
  • Prepared by the Social Planning Council of Ottawa

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