Statistics & Data
George Bernard Shaw supposedly said, “It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.” Mark Twain may disagree, but if you need statistics, then the resources below should provide a good starting place for your research.
on the web
These recommended websites are free and easily accessible! All you need is an internet connection.
The BC Data Catalogue is the place to find B.C. Government data, applications and web services. Government ministries and many broader public sector agencies have published over 3,200 data sets in the Catalogue. This data can be used to make informed decisions and create opportunities for the benefit of all British Columbians.
A wealth of statistical information on almost any topic. Great for American data, or when equivalent Canadian data is not available. No longer being updated as of 2011.
A gateway to all Statistics Canada data, including the latest releases, Census data, community profiles, and more. Browse by subjects such as business, education, health, income, labour, population, retail, and much more.