West Kelowna 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, 2011) Community BC
Average Household Income $85,299 $78,227
Affordable housing (per cent, 2006) Community BC
Owners spending >30% income on shelter - 22.7
Renters spending >30% income on shelter - 43.4
Education (per cent, 2011) Community BC
High school diploma or higher education 85.1 83.3
Employment (per cent, 2011) Community BC
Unemployment rate 8.0 7.8
Active Transportation (per cent, 2011) Community BC
Population walk to work 2.8 6.7
Population bike to work 1.0 2.1
Life expectancy at birth (years, 2009-2013) LHA BC
Total 82.3 82.3
Female 84.2 84.3
Male 80.3 80.2
Chronic disease (age-standardized prevalence rate) (per cent, 2013) LHA BC
Asthma 11.4 10.7
COPD 7.5 6.0
Diabetes 4.5 6.1
Heart failure 1.3 1.4
High blood pressure 17.1 18.4
Chronic disease (age-standardized incidence rate) (per 1,000, 2013) LHA BC
Asthma 6.8 6.0
COPD 12.2 8.3
Diabetes 3.4 5.1
Heart failure 2.4 2.3
High blood pressure 18.8 17.3
Maternal and infant health (per 1,000 live births, 2008-2012, 2007-2011) LHA BC
Infant mortality rate 3 4
Low birth weight rate 48 56
Students eating 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day (per cent, 2013-2014) LHA BC
Grade 3/4 55 52
Grade 7 50 48
Grade 10 49 44
Grade 12 45 42
Students who are physically active (per cent, 2013-2014) LHA BC
Grade 3/4 48 44
Grade 7 26 33
Grade 10 43 44
Grade 12 40 40
Students who do not smoke cigarettes (per cent, 2013-2014) LHA BC
Grade 7 97 97
Grade 10 81 88
Grade 12 82 85
Vulnerability in early childhood (per cent, 2011-2013) LHA BC
One or more areas of vulnerability 28 33
B - Moderate variability (co-efficient of variation (CV) in range 16.6 <= CV <= 33.3). Year to year variation may be moderate. Single year measures and trends should be interpreted with caution.
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