Community health data sources

The data included in the BC Community Health Profiles (Municipal and CHSA) and Search the Database come from the following data sources:

  • B.C. Ministry of Education & BC Stats. (2018) Student Learning Survey for Grades 4, 7, 10 and 12.
  • B.C. Ministry of Health. (2011). BC health - population, practitioners, services and expenditures by Local Health Area, from MSP.
  • B.C. Ministry of Health. (2015) Population Denominators V2013 and Discharge Abstract Database.
  • B.C. Ministry of Health. (2021). Attachment to primary care provider by CHSA.
  • B.C. Ministry of Health. (2022). Chronic Disease Registry.
  • BC Cancer. (2020). BC Cancer Registry.
  • BC Centre for Disease Control. (2021). BC COVID-19 SPEAK Round 1 (2020) and Round 2 (2021) Surveys.
  • BC Centre for Disease Control. (2022). BC's Index of Multiple Deprivation for Community Health Service Areas.
  • BC Stats. (2016). Socio-economic Profiles.
  • BC Stats. (2018). Life expectancy.
  • BC Stats. (2021). Population Projections.
  • Centre for Addictions Research of BC. (2018). BC Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Monitoring Project: Alcohol consumption.
  • Environics Canada. (2016). Census Plus 2011.
  • Human Early Learning Partnership. (2018). Early Development Instrument.
  • McGill University. (2019). Canadian Active Living Environments, 2016. Retrieved from
  • Perinatal Services BC. British Columbia Perinatal Data Registry. Years Provided: 01/01/2020 to 31/12/2020. Resource Type: Tabulated Data. Data Provided on May 26, 2022.
  • Statistics Canada. (2016). 2011 National Household Survey.
  • Statistics Canada. (2018). 2006, 2011, and 2016 Census of Population.
  • Statistics Canada. (2018). Canadian Community Health Survey.
  • Vital Statistics. (2015). Annual Report.

Municipal data do not include data from neighbouring First Nations reserves, though it may include off-reserve First Nations people residing within the municipal boundary. See the Introduction page of each profile for a map outlining the boundary for municipal data.

Data presented at a larger geographic area (e.g., Local Health Area) include all communities within that region. For example, data based on the Local Health Areas include more communities than just those within each municipality or CHSA. A map outlining the boundary of each community’s Local Health Area can be found on the Introduction page of its profile.