The Club Vita Canada longevity map is designed to illustrate the diversity in life expectancies for men and women aged 65 living in different neighbourhoods in Canada. The underlying reasons for the granular pattern are believed to relate primarily to variations in human behaviours rather than differences in local environments. The map is illustrative and should not be used for personal or business decisions, such as deciding where to move in the search of longer life.
The map is derived from Club Vita’s best-estimate survival probabilities, using the CV18 version of our Canadian survival model, referred to as VitaCurves. Our model has been calibrated to the survival patterns of retirees from defined benefit pension plans.
The scale on the map relates to the average life expectancy for residents of dissemination areas, with dissemination area being a Statistics Canada geographic unit that generally cover a population of 400 to 700 people. In practice we would expect further variation in life expectancy across individual dissemination areas: more accurate longevity modelling can be achieved by using more granular location data. Club Vita’s full model identifies differences in life expectancy at the more granular level of individual postal code and includes additional factors such as affluence and occupation type that capture further diversity. For further details feel free to contact us.
Note that the figures displayed are based on survival rates between 2014-2016 across all ages, with no allowance for future improvements in longevity. In practice, we might reasonably expect people of age 65 today to live longer lives as survival rates improve in the future, for example, due to advancements in medical treatment. Further details of the modeling techniques and data behind our model can be found here.
Results should not be relied on and are not a guide to individual life expectancy. Results may change over time. This tool is not intended to give advice and you should not base any decisions on the results.
The map uses the Statistics Canada Boundary File at Dissemination Area level but is not endorsed or certified by the Statistics Canada.