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Perceived Quality of Life

“Perceived quality of life” is an indicator of citizen perceptions about well-being in the city.  Perceptions are measured through the City of Saskatoon Annual Civic Services Survey.  

How are we doing?

The City of Saskatoon Annual Civic Services Survey asks people to rate quality of life in Saskatoon as very poor, poor, fair, good, or very good.  In 2016, 88% of citizens surveyed rated the quality of life in Saskatoon as good or very good, a slight improvement over the last two years.

Data Table
Percentage of Residents who Perceive Quality
of Life in Saskatoon as Good or Very Good
  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Online Survey (%) 88 89 89 86 86 86 87
Telephone Survey (%) 91 91 91 90 86 85 89


Description

The percentage of people rating “Quality of Life” in Saskatoon as “good” or “very good” measures how people feel about well-being in the city.  Quality of life is influenced by factors such as access to good jobs, housing, and opportunities for leisure activities, transportation, access to appropriate services, and feelings of safety. 

City initiatives such as sports, culture, and recreation programs, efficient transportation networks, housing programs, quality infrastructure, and effective policing can influence perceptions of quality of life.  

How are other cities doing?

Perceived quality of life in Saskatoon compares favorably to perceptions in other western cities.

Comparison of Perceived Quality of Life with Other Cities

Sources:  The City of Saskatoon Annual Civic Services Survey (2016) and surveys conducted adapted to comparable format: City of Regina Citizen Satisfaction Report (2015); Winnipeg Citizen’s Perspective 2015 Citizen Survey; The City of Calgary 2015 Citizen Satisfaction Survey

 

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