Using Statistical Reports
Whether you're looking to hire a new employee, embark on a fresh career path or find the best paid job in your field, BC Stats reports can guide your efforts. To help with your labour market research, BC Stats has gathered valuable information on the demographic, social and economic conditions of the province and its population.
The Labour and Income section offers statistics on:
- unemployment rates for a community or area
- wages for a particular job
- the rate of wage increases over a specific time frame
- income in a particular community or area
To make B.C.'s labour market more effective, BC Stats conducted a province-wide Wage and Salary Survey of approximately 3,000 businesses. Employers can find information that will help with recruiting and retaining employees. Job seekers can also explore valuable statistics that will help in making wise education and career choices. The wage and salary survey takes a look at 112 of the province’s most common occupations, with findings that include:
- part-time and full-time wages
- hours of work
- challenges in hiring
- vacancies and skills shortages
Search careers on the BC Stats website using criteria such as by region, wage rate or keyword. Check out the survey User Guide which explains how the survey was conducted.
The BC Stats Mapping and Geography page has a variety of geographic reference maps that show the boundaries of areas such as B.C.'s eight development regions, college regions and school districts.
BC Stats Infoline is a free weekly information bulletin, that will keep you up-to-date on recently released statistics. This report reviews facts and figures that affect the economic and social makeup of British Columbia. Highlights from the latest issues include:
- B.C.’s population reached 4,400,057 in 2011, up 7.0 per cent from the 2006 Census.
- The fastest growing area was the Central Okanagan with an increase of nearly 11 per cent over the five year period.
- Retail sales slipped 1.4 per cent in December; up 2.3 per cent for 2011.
- The value of B.C.’s commodity exports climbed 14.2 per cent in 2011.