Ladysmith Community Health Profile

Comparison to BC

The summary below highlights how your community is doing compared to the provincial average.

The graph displays the BC average as a black line and your community’s data as a coloured bar on either side. The length of the bars represent percent difference between community data and provincial average.

Income (dollars, 2016) Community BC
Average household income $79,184 $90,354
Affordable housing (per cent, 2016) Community BC
Owners spending >30% income on shelter 16.8 20.7
Renters spending >30% income on shelter 37.8 43.3
Education (per cent, 2016) Community BC
High school diploma or higher education 84.7 84.5
Employment (per cent, 2016) Community BC
Unemployment rate 6.2 6.7
Active Transportation (per cent, 2016) Community BC
Population walk to work 5.3 6.8
Population bike to work 0.4 2.5
Life expectancy at birth (years, 2011-2015) LHA BC
Total 80.7 82.6
Female 82.9 84.6
Male 78.5 80.6
Chronic disease (age-standardized prevalence rate) (per cent, 2015) LHA BC
Asthma 15.2 12.1
COPD 7.5 6.2
Diabetes 7.3 8.0
Heart failure 1.9 2.0
High blood pressure 23.1 22.8
Chronic disease (age-standardized incidence rate) (per 1,000, 2015) LHA BC
Asthma 8.3 6.1
COPD 9.1 7.6
Diabetes 6.3 6.1
Heart failure 2.7 3.2
High blood pressure 15.3 19.8
Maternal and infant health (per 1,000 live births, 2011-2015) LHA BC
Infant mortality rate 1 4
Low birth weight rate 53 58
Students eating 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day (per cent, 2015-2016) LHA BC
Grade 3/4 47 51
Grade 7 41 46
Grade 10 40 43
Grade 12 38 42
Students who are physically active (per cent, 2016-2017) LHA BC
Grade 3/4 34 38
Grade 7 46 55
Grade 10 56 54
Grade 12 49 48
Students who do not use tobacco or nicotine (per cent, 2016-2017) LHA BC
Grade 7 95 95
Grade 10 54 78
Grade 12 77 72
Vulnerability in early childhood (per cent, 2013-2016) LHA BC
One or more areas of vulnerability 36 32
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