On this page you will find information on specific topics related to health in Huron County. If you need Huron County statistics or information for funding proposals, we may be able to help.
Ontario Cancer Profiles is a self-serve, interactive tool created by Cancer Care Ontario to provide access to Ontario cancer statistics. It provides instant access to recent, customizable provincial and regional statistics on select cancer burden, risk factor and screening indicators. The smallest level of geography available is the South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). You need to click Yes I accept the Terms and Conditions to view the Ontario Cancer Profiles.
An overview of the cost of health eating when on limited income in Huron County.
Information on the health status of people in Huron County is also available from myPerthHuron, Public Health Ontario Snapshots, Social Research and Planning Council of Perth-Huron, and Statistics Canada.
myPerthHuron is an online resource that tracks the wellbeing of our communities using the Canadian Index of Wellbeing. This is a useful website to explore if you are looking for information specific to Huron County, Perth County, Stratford, and St. Marys. Information is organized according to the Canadian Index of Wellbeing domains: Community Vitality, Democratic Engagement, Education, the Environment, Healthy Populations, Leisure and Culture, Living Standards and Time Use.
Public Health Ontario Snapshots is an interactive website that allows you to make comparisons using a data table, line graph, bar graph, and map of Ontario. If you need assistance learning how to use this website, please contact the Huron County Health Unit epidemiologist at 519-482-3416. Snapshot topics include:
- Chronic Diseases
- Cancer incidence (people diagnosed with cancer)
- Cancer mortality (deaths)
- Chronic disease hospitalization
- Chronic disease mortality
- Potential years of life lost
- Self-reported chronic health problems
- Emergency department visits for injuries
- Hospitalization for injuries
- Mortality from injuries (deaths)
- Emergency department visits for neurotrauma (head and spine injuries)
- Hospitalization for neurotrauma (head and spine injuries)
- Health Behaviours
- Self-reported nutrition and health weights
- Oral health
- Physical activity
- Health Equity
- Alcohol-attributable hospitalizations health inequities
- Avoidable mortality health inequities
- Low birth weight health inequities
- Mental health emergency department visits health inequities
- Reproductive and Child Health
- Healthy child development
- Maternal health
- Reproductive health
- Substance Use
- Alcohol use
The Social Research and Planning Council (SRPC) is comprised of community representatives (include Huron County Health Unit staff) who are dedicated to the collection, analysis and distribution of information relating to social trends and issues in Perth and Huron County. Reports published by the SRPC include:
- Embracing Diversity: Newcomer experiences in Perth and Huron Counties
- Living Wage 2015 and 2018
- Quality of Life 2014
- Violence Against Women
- Substance Abuse and Problem Gambling
- Transportation Study
- Elder Abuse
- Socio-Economic Impact of Recession
- Mental Health
Statistics Canada produces statistics that help Canadians better understand their country—its population, resources, economy, society and culture. In addition to conducting a Census every five years, there are about 350 active surveys on virtually all aspects of Canadian life. Data products with information specific to Huron County are the:
- 2016 Census Profile for Huron County including data on families and households, language, and population.
- Profiles are also available for the lower tier municipalities of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh, Bluewater, Central Huron, Goderich, Howick, Huron East, Morris-Turnberry, North Huron, and South Huron.
- 2011 Census Profile for Huron County including data on families and households, language, and population.
- 2011 National Household Survey Profile for Huron County including data on Aboriginal peoples, education, ethnic origin, housing, immigration and citizenship, income of families, income of households, income of individuals, labour, mobility, non-official language, religion, shelter costs, and visible minority. NOTE: this was a voluntary survey (the Census is mandatory) and 31.6% of Huron County residents did not respond to the survey.
- 2016 Census of Agriculture provides information on agricultural activities across Canada including Huron County. To find information on Huron County, look for Huron, CTY among Census Divisions.
- 2011 Census of Agriculture provides information on agricultural activities across Canada including Huron County. To find information on Huron County, look for Huron, CTY among Census Divisions.
If there is health information you need that is not on this website please contact the Huron County Health Unit epidemiologist at 519-482-3416 to find out if the information is available.