Williams Lake 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 $79,621 $90,354
Affordable housing (per cent, 2016) Community BC
Owners spending >30% income on shelter 7.0 20.7
Renters spending >30% income on shelter 35.4 43.3
Education (per cent, 2016) Community BC
High school diploma or higher education 75.0 84.5
Employment (per cent, 2016) Community BC
Unemployment rate 7.6 6.7
Active Transportation (per cent, 2016) Community BC
Population walk to work 6.8 6.8
Population bike to work 1.7 2.5
Life expectancy at birth (years, 2011-2015) LHA BC
Total 79.6 82.6
Female 81.9 84.6
Male 77.5 80.6
Chronic disease (age-standardized prevalence rate) (per cent, 2015) LHA BC
Asthma 12.8 12.1
COPD 7.2 6.2
Diabetes 7.8 8.0
Heart failure 2.2 2.0
High blood pressure 24.1 22.8
Chronic disease (age-standardized incidence rate) (per 1,000, 2015) LHA BC
Asthma 6.8 6.1
COPD 10.4 7.6
Diabetes 5.1 6.1
Heart failure 5.3 3.2
High blood pressure 21.6 19.8
Maternal and infant health (per 1,000 live births, 2011-2015) LHA BC
Infant mortality rate 7 4
Low birth weight rate 62 58
Students eating 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day (per cent, 2015-2016) LHA BC
Grade 3/4 49 51
Grade 7 56 46
Grade 10 39 43
Grade 12 50 42
Students who are physically active (per cent, 2016-2017) LHA BC
Grade 3/4 34 38
Grade 7 51 55
Grade 10 59 54
Grade 12 64 48
Students who do not use tobacco or nicotine (per cent, 2016-2017) LHA BC
Grade 7 93 95
Grade 10 75 78
Grade 12 80 72
Vulnerability in early childhood (per cent, 2013-2016) LHA BC
One or more areas of vulnerability 42 32
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