Employment and income information are important aspects of living standards - they provide an indication of how financially "comfortable" people are. The distribution of wealth in the population is also very important, particularly from a health perspective. There is much evidence showing that societies with less of a difference between the high and low income groups have better health overall.
People are considered "low income" if they spend more than a certain percentage of their income on food, shelter and clothing. As you can see, the most recent data available from 2011 shows that there are relatively fewer low-income residents in Waterloo Wellington than in the other LHINs. 
The majority of Waterloo Wellington residents (92.2%) reported feeling satisfied or very satisfied with their lives in 2013/2014. This is not significantly different than either the Canada rate of 92.0% or the Ontario rate of 90.9%. 
The percent of Waterloo Wellington residents who report "quite a lot" of stress in their lives has increased from 21.2% in 2007/2008 to 23.7% in 2013/2014. It is also among the highest of the LHINs. Back to the framework