Economic Vitality Index

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To meet the needs of the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Occupation du territoire, the Institut de la statistique du Québec designed and produced a composite index to measure, on a regular basis, the economic vitality level of municipalities, Aboriginal communities and unorganized territories.

The economic vitality index of territories consists of the geometric mean of normalized variables for three indicators: the rate of workers, total median income, and the average annual growth rate of the population over five years. These indicators each represent essential dimensions of vitality, respectively the labour market, living standards and demographic dynamism.

In addition to detailed statistical tables, this section contains a technical and methodological report on the design of the economic vitality index of territories, as well as an analysis bulletin which provides an overview of key findings on Québec localities.

The territorial economic vitality index (TEVI) is produced every two years by the Institut de la statistique du Québec (ISQ). The next update is scheduled for December 2018, with the publication of 2016 TEVI data by municipality and RCM. At that time, the ISQ will also carry out a historical revision of 2002-2014 data to integrate the most up-to-date information, particularly tax statistics data. For more information about the next update and data revision, please contact Stéphane Ladouceur by e-mail at

Publications (in French only)

Tables (in French only)



Geographical RCMs (regional county municipalities)


Maps (in French only)