Skip to Main Content

Statistics: Web Resources

Local Resources

BC Stats

BC Stats is the provincial government's leader in statistical and economic research, information and analysis. Whether you are looking for B.C. population projections, historical Census data or the latest labour force statistics, find a wealth of information at your fingertips.

Discover Comox Valley – Statistics and Data

Demographics, income, education, labour force and more from Comox Valley Economic Development.

Island Health – Local Health Area Profiles

The Island Health region is divided into 14 local health areas (LHAs) – geographic areas defined by the Ministry of Health. Each LHA profile provides information about that area's population, health status and how often health services are used. 

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance – Regional Statistics

Provides information and statistics about the Island including demographics, education, health care and labour force.

Government Resources

Canadian Industry Statistics

Canadian Industry Statistics (CIS) analyses industry data on many economic indicators using the most recent data from Statistics Canada. CIS looks at industry trends and financial information, such as GDP, Labour Productivity, Manufacturing and Trade data.

Canadian Institute for Health Information – Quick Stats

Quick Stats are a series of free, publicly available, reports that provide aggregate-level data about health care in Canada. Unless otherwise indicated, the original data is provided to CIHI by Canada’s provinces and territories.

CBC – the Stats of Life

(Note: Access Season 1 commercial-free through our link under Videos – on the website above you can also access Season 2 and the related blog.)

Through census data, surveys and studies, we now know more about ourselves than ever before. But what’s the story behind the stats? In our diverse modern world, is there still such a thing as "average?" The Stats of Life is a fun, factual entertainment series that layers graphics of statistics over intimate stories of real people. We explore how households across the country compare to one another while allowing the viewer to discover where they themselves fit into the bigger picture. Each fascinating, light-hearted episode focuses on one important aspect of our lives to reveal both our similarities and our differences.

See also tab for Statistics Canada.

International Resources


NationMaster is a statistics database which offers a large directory of variables for comparison purposes. A wide range of economic and demographic indicators are available, across 300 industry verticals (agriculture, consumer goods, ICT, pharma…).


US Federal, state, commercial and private socioeconomic data compiled by Indiana State University.

World Bank

Free and open access to global development data.

UNdata: a World of Information

United Nations statistical databases.

United Nations – Office on Drugs and Crime

Data on crime and the operation of criminal justice systems around the world.