Northern Rockies 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 $108,968 $90,354
Affordable housing (per cent, 2016) Community BC
Owners spending >30% income on shelter 10.9 20.7
Renters spending >30% income on shelter 29.2 43.3
Education (per cent, 2016) Community BC
High school diploma or higher education 75.6 84.5
Employment (per cent, 2016) Community BC
Unemployment rate 13.2 6.7
Active Transportation (per cent, 2016) Community BC
Population walk to work 9.9 6.8
Population bike to work 0.0 2.5
Life expectancy at birth (years, 2011-2015) LHA BC
Total 79.5 82.6
Female - 84.6
Male 75.9 80.6
Chronic disease (age-standardized prevalence rate) (per cent, 2015) LHA BC
Asthma 13.6 12.1
COPD 6.7 6.2
Diabetes 7.8 8.0
Heart failure 2.6 2.0
High blood pressure 25.6 22.8
Chronic disease (age-standardized incidence rate) (per 1,000, 2015) LHA BC
Asthma 3.3B 6.1
COPD 9.6B 7.6
Diabetes 7.9 6.1
Heart failure - B 3.2
High blood pressure 31.1B 19.8
Maternal and infant health (per 1,000 live births, 2011-2015) LHA BC
Infant mortality rate 6 4
Low birth weight rate 66 58
Students eating 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day (per cent, 2015-2016) LHA BC
Grade 3/4 77 51
Grade 7 38 46
Grade 10 17 43
Grade 12 31 42
Students who are physically active (per cent, 2016-2017) LHA BC
Grade 3/4 68 38
Grade 7 39 55
Grade 10 46 54
Grade 12 42 48
Students who do not use tobacco or nicotine (per cent, 2016-2017) LHA BC
Grade 7 89 95
Grade 10 68 78
Grade 12 50 72
Vulnerability in early childhood (per cent, 2013-2016) LHA BC
One or more areas of vulnerability 26 32
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