WCCD City of St. John's Data Driven Insights Report

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CITY OF ST. JOHN’S DATA DRIVEN INSIGHTS


ABOUT THE WORLD COUNCIL ON CITY DATA www.dataforcities.org The World Council on City Data (WCCD) was founded in 2014 and exists to help communities of all sizes - in Canada and across the globe - to embrace standardized, independently verified, and globally comparable city data to become more sustainable, resilient, prosperous inclusive and smart. Since its founding, the WCCD has been working with 100 cities worldwide and has helped these cities to adopt ISO 37120, the first international standard for city data. The WCCD and ISO 37120 are a truly “Made in Canada” initiative – with their ultimate creation primarily spearheaded by Canadian urban thinkers and city leaders. The standard includes 104 indicators across 19 themes and standardizes a set of city services and quality of life. ISO 37120 provides cities with quantitative, globally comparable and independently verified local-level data enabling any city, of any size, to measure and compare its social, economic, and environmental progress internally year over year, and also in relation to other peer cities locally and globally. The WCCD is now also operationalizing two new standards: ISO 37122 Indicators for Smart Cities and ISO 37123 Indicators for Resilient Cities across its rapidly growing network. The WCCD has led the development of this “ISO 37120 Series” of three global standards to support cities in Canada and globally in building a global framework for city data that allows cities to drive measurable progress for sustainable, resilient and smart futures.


The City of St. John’s

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achieved WCCD ISO 37120 Platinum Certification in 2019 – supported by the Government of Canada – having reported over 90 standardised city-level indicators, across nineteen themes.


ABOUT THE DATA FOR CANADIAN CITIES PROJECT Equipping city leaders across Canada with high-calibre, comparable, and independently verified municipal data, the Data for Canadian Cities Project is a transformative, three-year, Canada-wide project that is currently underway in fifteen data-driven municipalities across the country. Supported by the Federal Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities, the Project provides city leaders with the kind of data they need to make important decisions, but also strengthens internal benchmarking, while enabling robust, apples-toapples comparisons with thirty cities across Canada, and one hundred cities worldwide. From strengthening sustainability planning to driving economic development to achieving climate-change objectives, and informing critical investment decisions, the Data for Canadian Cities Project offers municipal decision-makers across the country the essential data that they need to create smarter, more sustainable, resilient, prosperous and inclusive communities.

THE DATA FOR CAN

Fifteen new Canadian municipaliti of thirty WCCD-certified Canadian selected on the basis of various cr


NADIAN CITIES PROJECT – PARTICIPATING MUNICIPALITIES

ies participating in the Data for Canadian Cities Project join established WCCD member cities to create a cohort n cities. Graphs in this document showcase cities in this cohort as well as appropriate global peers. Peer cities are riteria, including for example population size, density, economic profile, demographic makeup and location.


ST. JOHN’S

QUALITY OF LIFE FOR A CHANGING POPULATION



ST. JOHN’S: QUALITY OF LIFE FOR A CHANGING POPULATION

A DEMOGRAPHIC SNAPSHOT


St. John’s Demographic Profile ISO 37120 Age Cohort

Child Population Aged 0-14

Senior Population Aged 65+

17%

14%

13% Adult Population (Late Career) Aged 50-64

Youth Population Aged 15-24

21% 35% Adult Population (Early Career) Aged 25-49


ST. JOHN’S: QUALITY OF LIFE FOR A CHANGING POPULATION

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A DEMOGRAPHIC SNAPSHOT

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Adult Population (Early Career) Aged 25-49

Adult Population (Late Career) Aged 50-64

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ST. JOHN’S: QUALITY OF LIFE FOR A CHANGING POPULATION

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ISO 37120 Indicator 14.2

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ST. JOHN’S: QUALITY OF LIFE FOR A CHANGING POPULATION

CARING FOR RESIDENTS OF ALL AGES


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ISO 37120 Indicator 11.3

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ST. JOHN’S

A COMMITMENT TO A SUSTAINABLE AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT



ST. JOHN’S: A COMMITMENT TO A SUSTAINABLE AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT

LOW-IMPACT LIVING


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ST. JOHN’S: A COMMITMENT TO A SUSTAINABLE AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT

Severely Polluted

Heavily Polluted

PRIORITIZING CLEAN AIR Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Concentration ISO 37120 Indicator 8.1

Moderately Polluted

Lightly Polluted

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Excellent

FINE PARTICULA (PM2.5) CONCENTRATIO

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ST. JOHN’S: A COMMITMENT TO A SUSTAINABLE AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT

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ST. JOHN’S

A PROSPEROUS FUTURE



ST. JOHN’S: A PROSPEROUS FUTURE

PURSUING A STRONG ECONOMY


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ST. JOHN’S: A PROSPEROUS FUTURE

Number of Higher Educatio ISO 37120 Indicator 6.6 (/100,000)

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A QUALIFIED WORKFORCE

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ENDNOTES Health Data - Data for health-related indicators were provided per the relevant health region, from data publicly available through the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Ontario data were provided at the CSD level through publicly accessible information from the Ontario Physician Human Resources Data Center. Data were primarily sourced for 2018 and 2019 years. Employment Data - Data related to employment were sourced through CSD Census Profiles from the 2016 Census.

PHOTOS REQUIRING ATTRIBUTION Jeremy Keith, 2012, St. John’s, https://www.flickr.com/photos/adactio/7274580038/in/. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/ by/2.0/. Mike Norton, 2018, St. John’s, Newfoundland, https://www.flickr.com/photos/mtnorton/28710613677/in/. https:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/.




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