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BC Community Health Profiles

The BC Community Health Profiles provide local data for use by health authorities and local governments to support community health planning & decision-making.
Overview

Purpose

The BC Community Health Profiles provide local data for use by health authorities and local governments to support collaborative community health planning. 

What information will I find in the Profiles?

The BC Community Health Profiles provide an introduction to community health data and present data at the lowest geographic level available (census sub-division or local health area level, whenever possible).

Profiles have been generated for 130 incorporated municipalities in BC (all communities that had sufficient data available) and are not meant to replace the comprehensive local health area profiles that are developed by regional health authorities.

Partners

In support of Healthy Families BC Communities, PHSA Population and Public Health developed the BC Community Health Profiles in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the Union of BC Municipalities, all regional health authorities, and BC Healthy Communities Society’s PlanH program.

List of project team members and contributors

Get your profile

If you would like to learn more about health in your community, please contact your health authority using the information listed on the first page of each profile. 
If you have general comments or questions about the BC Community Health Profiles, please contact PHSA Population and Public Health at

 
 

Who can I contact?

If you would like to learn more about health in your community, please contact your health authority using the information listed on the first page of each profile. 

If you have general comments or questions about the BC Community Health Profiles, please contact PHSA Population and Public Health at pph@phsa.ca.

Data sources

The statistics included in the BC Community Health Profiles come from different data sources with different sampling methodologies. 

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 page 1 of each profile for a map outlining the boundary for municipal data.

Data presented at a larger geographic area (e.g., your local health area) include all communities within the specified region, unless otherwise stated in the data_source_descriptions (e.g., Early Development Instrument data and School Satisfaction Survey data). See page 5 of each profile for a map outlining the boundary for your local health area.

The National Household Survey (NHS) was introduced in 2011 as a replacement for the long census questionnaire to collect social and economic data about the Canadian popualtion. There are notable differences between the NHS and Census in terms of sampling and data collection methodology, and unlike the mandatory long census questionnaire, NHS is a voluntary sample survey. Therefore, comparison of results obtained from NHS 2011 to those from Census in previous years is cautioned.

Data Sources

The statistics included in the BC Community Health Profiles come from different data sources with different sampling methodologies. 

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 page 1 of each profile for a map outlining the boundary for municipal data.

Data presented at a larger geographic area (e.g., your local health area) include all communities within the specified region, unless otherwise stated in the data_source_descriptions (e.g., Early Development Instrument data and School Satisfaction Survey data). See page 5 of each profile for a map outlining the boundary for your local health area.

The National Household Survey (NHS) was introduced in 2011 as a replacement for the long census questionnaire to collect social and economic data about the Canadian popualtion. There are notable differences between the NHS and Census in terms of sampling and data collection methodology, and unlike the mandatory long census questionnaire, NHS is a voluntary sample survey. Therefore, comparison of results obtained from NHS 2011 to those from Census in previous years is cautioned.

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