Ontario Social Assistance case characteristics by census metropolitan area

This data includes the characteristics of Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program cases, by census metropolitan area, and by the province including:

  • family type
  • family size
  • primary applicant's age and sex
  • consecutive months on social assistance

A census metropolitan area (CMA) is formed by one or more adjacent municipalities centred on a population centre (known as the core). A CMA must have a total population of at least 100,000 of which 50,000 or more must live in the core.

*[CMA]: census metropolitan area

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2003-03-31 - 2022-12-31

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