ARCHIVED – A description of the ethnic segregation/mixing within major Canadian metropolitan areas project

Map sample: Ottawa-Gatineau

Figure 4.2. Distribution and relative concentration of immigrants who arrived between 1991-2001, Ottawa-Gatineau canadian metropolitan area, 2001

The shading on this map shows the location quotient for immigrants who arrived in the Ottawa-Gatineau CMA 1991-2001. Location quotients compare the relative concentration of an immigrant or visible minority group in a small geographic area (i.e., a census tract) to the relative concentration of that same group in a much larger area (i.e., the entire metropolitan area). The quotient is a ratio of the group’s representation as a percentage of a tract’s total population relative to its percentage of the metropolitan area population.

Location Quotient:

Location quotient values indicate the degree to which a tract departs from the overall proportion that a group constitutes of the metropolitan area. For example, if British immigrants constituted 6 percent of the total population of census tract “004.00”, but only 3 percent of the total population in the metropolitan area, the location quotient for census tract “004.00” is 2.

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