Nova Scotia ranks low in jobs, income, safety

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P.E.I ranks first in civic engagement, safety, last in education, income

Nova Scotia ranks low in jobs, income, safety

AMHERST – According to indicators recently uploaded onto the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development website, Nova Scotia is comparable to Idaho, Scotland, Western Finland, and Southern and Eastern Ireland.

Eight indicators on the OECD Regional Well-Being website compare Nova Scotia to 362 regions around the world, and up to 13 other regions across Canada.

All regions, including Nova Scotia, are given scores in eight different categories; access to services, civic engagement, education, jobs, environment, income, health, and safety.

Comparing the other provinces and territories in Canada, the OECD ranks Nova Scotia seventh in access to services, sixth in civic engagement, fifth in education, ninth in jobs, sixth in environment, ninth in income, sixth in health, and eighth in safety.

NOVA SCOTIA COMPARED TO WORLD

The OECD worldwide rankings for Nova Scotia are as follows:

– Access to Services (Top 21 per cent)

Compared to the rest of the world, the OCED ranks Nova Scotia in the top 21 per cent for access to services, with 78.1 per cent of households having broadband access.

– Civic Engagement (Bottom 34 per cent)

With a 62 per cent voter turnout Nova Scotia ranked in the bottom 34 per cent in civic engagement.

– Education (Top 23 per cent)

A labour force of 87 per cent with at least a secondary education puts Nova Scotia in the top 23 per cent for education.

– Jobs (Top 48 per cent)

An employment rate of 70.2 per cent and an unemployment rate of 8.9 per cent puts Nova Scotia in the top 48 per cent for Jobs.

– Environment (Top eight per cent)

With an air pollution level of 3.6, Nova Scotia is ranked in the top eight for environment.

– Income (Top 31 per cent)

With an average household disposable income of $19,491 (U.S. dollars), Nova Scotia is ranked in the top 31 per cent

– Health (Top 48 per cent)

With a mortality rate of 8.0 deaths per 1,000 people and a life expectancy of 80.3 years, Nova Scotia is in the top 48 per cent for health.

– Safety (Bottom 36 per cent)

A murder rate of 2.1 murders per 100,000 people puts Nova Scotia in the bottom 36 per cent in the world rankings.

HIGHEST AND LOWEST IN CANADA

The Highest and lowest rankings on the OECD website for provinces and territories across Canada are as follows:

– Access to services:

Alberta is ranked first

New Brunswick is last

– Civic Engagement

P.E.I is ranked first

Nunavut is ranked last

– Education

B.C is ranked first

P.E.I. is ranked last

– Jobs

Alberta is ranked first

Nunavut is ranked last

– Environment

Nunavut is ranked first

Ontario is ranked last

– Income

Northwest Territories is ranked first

P.E.I. is ranked last

– Health

B.C. is ranked first

Nunavut is ranked last

– Safety

P.E.I. is ranked first

Nunavut is ranked last

The OECD Regional Well-Being website is at: www.oecdregionalwellbeing.org/index.html

 

 

 

 

 

Organizations: OECD, Organisation of Economic Co

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Canada, Nunavut Idaho Scotland Western Finland Alberta U.S. New Brunswick Ontario Northwest Territories

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  • Herry
    June 26, 2014 - 09:25

    Well, then you'll never see me in N.S. !