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Table 1 Socio-demographic and urban form characteristics of selected neighbourhoods

From: Inequitable walking conditions among older people: examining the interrelationship of neighbourhood socio-economic status and urban form using a comparative case study

Neighbourhood characteristics Lower SES inner-urban neighbourhood Higher SES inner-urban neighbourhood Lower SES suburban neighbourhood Higher SES suburban neighbourhood
*Older residents (%) 11 9 11 10
*Total population 11947 10630 10106 5237
*Post secondary graduates (%) 51 79 49 73
*Average household income (Canadian $) 41,007 99,313 44,453 108,602
*Low income cut-off households (%) 39 10 35 7
**Dwelling density per square kilometre 3258 1992 1823 840
***Street pattern Rectilinear grid Rectilinear grid Curvilinear; one area with modified grid Curvilinear street; some cul-de-sacs
  1. Multiple Sources: *City of Ottawa, based on 2001 Canadian Census data
  2. ** Kristjansson, E., Sawata, M., & Labonte, R. The Ottawa Neighbourhood Study, based on 2006 Canadian Census data [57]
  3. ***City of Ottawa Planning Department