Data Sources 2015

Portrait of our Community

Population trends:

BC Stats population projections

Powell River Regional District Growth and Development Analysis – Final Report OCTOBER 2008 



The 10 census agglomerations with the highest proportions (in percentage) of the population aged 65 and over, Canada, 2011

Population Estimates, population by age and sex


Family Income

NHS Profile, Powell River, RD, British Columbia, 2011

Statistics Canada. Canada, Provinces and CMA data from CANSIM Table 111-0009, based on tax data 

Average individual income

Individual Tax Statistics by Area (ITSA) – 2014 Edition (2012 tax year) and 2013 edition


Census of Agriculture, 2011

Open Air Market

Information received from Juhli Jobi, market manager

Businesses Created and Maintained

Pam Krompocker, Community Futures Powell River

Powell River Dollars

Kevin Wilson, Treasurer, Powell River Money Society


Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (Final Draft Jul 27 2015)

Gap Between Rich and Poor

Income Spread

2011: National Household Survey (NHS) Profiles

Poverty in Powell River

Statistics Canada. Income Statistics Division. Family characteristics, Low Income Measures (LIM), by family type and family type composition, annual. CANSIM Table 111-0015. Based on Annual Estimates for Census families and Individuals (T1 Family File).

Child Poverty

Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) Profiles 

Elder Poverty

NHS Profile, Powell River, RD, British Columbia, 2011

Dependence on the Safety Net

2012: REGIONAL DISTRICT 27 – Powell River 2012 Socio-Economic Profile

BC Disability Assistance

Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation BC Employment and Assistance Summary Report Jun 2015

Canada and the Gap

“The Wealth Gap”:Broadbent Institute report, 2014

OECD “Focus on Inequality and Growth” report, 2014


Community Advisory Groups, multiple topic areas.


High School Graduation

Ministry of Education District Reports – “Six-Year Completion and Graduation Rates”: Powell River compared to province-wide

Disconnected Plans

SD 47 – Powell River Student Satisfaction Survey – 2013/14

Finishing High School

National Household Survey 2011

Post-Secondary Education

National Household Survey 2011


Greenhouse Gases

CARIP reports for 2014 for City and Regional District

Green Spaces

City and Regional District planning departments.

Recycling and Waste

Regional District solid waste information from Mike Wall, Manager of Community Services

Millennium Park

City of Powell River

Early Snow Melt

Snow Survey and Water Supply Bulletin – June 15th 2015

Forest Fires and Smoke

Wildfire Smoke Advisory

Health & Wellness

Family Doctors

Guy Chartier, PR Division of Family Practice: personal communication re PRDFP research.

Life Expectancy

BC Stats – Vital Statistics – Life Expectancy – Powell River Local Health Area #47, 2010-2014, males and females

Obesity, High Blood Pressure, Arthritis
Healthy Lifestyle

Use with caution: small-ish sample size of 285 people in Powell River.
My Health My Community report for Powell River, 2014

Youth Obesity

2013 McCreary Adolescent Health Survey – SD47 data tables

Biking Promotes an Active Lifestyle

Bike to Work Week web site


Rent or Own?

2005 Owner figures (Statistics Canada)

2005 Rental figures (Stats Canada)

Source 2011: Statistics Canada, NHS 2011

Rental Affordability

Canadian Rental Housing Index

Rents and Vacancies

CMHC Housing Market Information Portal

Housing Units Requiring Repair

National Household Survey 2011

Powell River Property Buyers

Sunshine Coast Real Estate Board 2014 data


Living Wage

Spreadsheet at Living Wage for Families and
2000 and 2006: Statistics Canada Topic Based Tabulations
2011 National Household Survey (NHS) Profiles

Employment by Industry

NHS Focus on Geography Series – Powell River (PR City)

Industry – North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2007 (425), Class of Worker (5), Age Groups (13B) and Sex (3) for the Employed Labour Force Aged 15 Years and Over, in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey (PR CA)


Unemployment Rate (15+) in Vital Signs Communities, 2001, 2006, and 2011

Earnings Disparity

National Household Survey 2011

Youth Pessimistic About Jobs

SD47 student satisfaction survey, 2010-2014

Good Results in the Trades Program

Jim Palm, SD47

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Giovanni Spezzacatena and Brodie D’Angio at Career Link

Getting Started

Youth Unemployment

Note: statistics not available down to the Powell River geographic level.
Statistics Canada. Table 109-5334 – Unemployment rate, Canada, provinces, health regions (2014 boundaries) and peer groups, annual (percent), CANSIM (database). (accessed: 2015-08-26)

New Immigrant Unemployment

Note: statistics not available down to the Powell River geographic level.
Statistics Canada. Table 282-0102 – Labour force survey estimates (LFS), by immigrant status, age group, Canada, regions, provinces and Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver census metropolitan areas, annual

Newcomers to Powell River

Statistics Canada CANSIM tables 051-0063 and 051-0064 

The Languages we Speak

NHS Profile for PRRD

Who is an Immigrant?

NHS Profile for PRRD

Guidebook for Newcomers

BC Newcomers’ Guide to Resources and Services Powell River Edition

Tutoring and Support

Powell River Immigrant Services

Safety and Security

How crime indexes are calculated: data sources for calculations listed below.

Incident-based crime statistics, by detailed violations and police services (drill down to Powell River stats)

Incident-based crime statistics, by detailed violations (Canada and Provinces)

Drug Crimes

CANSIM table 252-0081


BC office of the fire commissioner annual reports

Search and Rescue

City of PR website

Bullying and Safety at School

SD47 student satisfaction survey, 2010-2014

Wildlife Safety


Belonging & Leadership

Voter Turnout

Federal: Elections Canada Official Voting Results (drill down for Powell River)
Provincial: Elections BC Statement of Votes 2013 and Report of the Chief Electoral Officer 2013
Municipal: CivicInfo BC

Charitable Donations

Statistics Canada, Financial Data and Charitable Donations data collected by CRA, Table 111-0001

Sense of Belonging

My Health My Community survey for PR and VCH
Statistics Canada, CANSIM Table 105-0501 based on the Canadian Community Health Survey
Inclusion Powell River report

Seniors Living Alone

Stats Canada Household Living Arrangements (12), Age Groups (21) and Sex (3) for the Population in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Divisions, Census Subdivisions and Dissemination Areas, 2011 Census

Powell River’s Top 5 List

PR Voices survey results

Arts, Culture & Recreation


2001, 2006, 2011

Lottery and Gaming Grants

Min of Finance Gaming Policy & Enforcement Branch – Reports, Publications and Statistics

Music on the Beach

Paul Schachter, PRISMA

BC Bike Race

Powell River Peak articles one two

Audio & Video at the Library

BC Public Libraries Statistics 2002-Present

Bike/Skate Park

Powell River Peak articles

Kathaumixw Totem Pole

BC Choral federation news item

Getting Around

Ferry Fares

BC Ferries fare archive

Bike Lanes

PR Regional District: Mike Wall
City of PR: Jeremy Sagebiel

Transit Ridership

BC Transit Powell River Service Review 2014
PRRD Regional Transportation Plan 2014

Getting to Work

National Household Survey, 2011 one two

Trail Sounds and Stories

ProjectArt Soundzones

Trailriders Bring Everyone on Board

PR Mobility Opportunities Society


The Cost of Food

Food costing in BC 2013 – Provincial Health Services Authority & Dieticians of Canada

Are You Getting Your Fruits and Veggies?

My Health My Community (note: small sample size)
Canadian Community Health Survey

Hobby Farms?

Statistics Canada. Table 004-0242 – Census of Agriculture, number of farm operators by paid non-farm work in the calendar year prior to the census

Where Do We Buy Our Food?

Full Circle farm local food survey

Backyard Chickens

City of PR Animal Control Bylaw

What Are Youth Eating?

2013 McCreary Adolescent Health survey, SD 47 data tables.

Food Systems Assessment

Vanessa Sparrow, Food Security Project coordinator

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