Hamilton Community Wellness Indicators

The Community Wellness Indicators provide a snapshot of current community conditions and trends based on select quantitative data from a variety of sources. Monitoring and analysis of trends shows strengths and weaknesses of community life. 

The Community Wellness Indicators are a tool for identifying needs and focusing priorities and resources. They show the current and historic trends for specific measurements through graphical representations.

The City uses this information to: 

  • Improve community awareness and education 
  • Determine better resource and asset utilization 
  • Identify whether initiatives and collective actions are improving the community 
  • Identify community priorities and provide a basis for setting goals and targets for action 
  • Improve organizational and program planning and development 
  • Support and validate community concerns and priorities

The statements indicating trends, in most cases, reflect trends beginning two years back from the most current information in the reports.