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.
Statistics Canada's main socioeconomic database is updated daily and provides access to a public collection of statistical tables covering a large number of topics such as agriculture, construction and housing, demography, education, health, household expenditures, labour, transportation and more.
Over 3,000 data sets on a wide range of topics, collected and made available by B.C. government departments. Includes a geographic service to help map the data, and tools to help conduct research, analyze statistics, develop apps or to simply satisfy your curiosity.
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 No longer being updated as of 2011.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.