Map(s) of the Week: Childbirth, week 3
This week continues our series on childbirth in the GTA.
The information comes from data I bought from the Office of the Registrar-General, which was taken from the Statement of Live Birth form (.pdf) which is filled out when a child is born in Ontario.
All the maps are based on the first three characters of the postal code of the mother, and show data from 2007, the most recent year available.
This week's map looks at single mothers, by showing the percentage of 2007 births where a father/other parent wasn't listed on the Statement of Live Birth.
The most striking thing about this map is the solid block roughly along Black Creek Drive and the 400, where six postal areas side by side all have rates over 10%.
High rates are also found in the east downtown and South Riverdale, the Chinatown/Kensington Market area, and the West Hill/Guildwood area of Scarborough. Rates are lower in the Yonge St. corridor and the 905 generally except (relatively) for downtown Oshawa, northwest Caledon and the Steeles/Kennedy Road area of Brampton.
Here are the 10 highest:
|M5A||Regent Park/St Lawrence/Corktown||10.72%|