Statistical information

Databases

Detailed statistics on all facets of life in British Columbia, it's economy, geography and society, environmentals status and recreational facilities, and where the province stands within Canada. Quick Facts About British Columbia gives a summary picture of key indicators. Census Data for BC includes the 2006, 2001, 1996, and 1991 censuses, plus older data back to 1921 on select topics.

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In the library and at home (no library card required).

Full text of many Statistics Canada publications not available on the Internet.

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Burnaby and British Columbia | Canada | US and the world

Burnaby and British Columbia

Provincial statistics on the type and incidence of reported crime in British Columbia are available in four web publications.

Current and historical files covering a wide range of birth- and mortality-related topics for BC.

The Population and Quick Stats page includes social and demographic trends 1981-2006 and city and neighbourhood profiles by planning study area.There is also a link to 2011 Census Data on Burnaby.

The latest comparitive information available on municpal tax rates across BC, financial Statements for individual municipalities, and regional population and other demographic figures.

Statistics covering a wide variety of economic and social topics for the Greater Vancouver region

Canada

Access information drawn from the most recent national census, including community profiles, household profiles, maps, other topical studies and raw data.  Use the Reference Guides and Technical Reports to help use, apply and interpret data from the 2006 Census more effectively. Each guide contains definitions and explanations on census concepts, data quality and historical comparability.

A wealth of information from the first century of Canada's history, from 1867 to 1967, with historical text, tables, charts and maps, supplemented by interconnected learning resources for students and teachers.

Guide to the national economy, providing quick links to the very latest economic and demographic indicators for Canada - inflation, employment, cost of living, interest and exchange rates, and much more.  Also explains key economic concepts and events, and gives access to a wealth of other related information.

Canada's national statistical agency, gives access to a wide range of Canadian demographic, social, and economic information.

NOTE: selected Statistics Canada publications are only available from within the Burnaby Public Library via the federal Depository Library Services Program.

US and the world

BBC Country Profiles provides up-to-date statistical information about countries throughout the world and the latest news and in-depth feature articles. Coverage includes the economy, history, politics, media, and key institutions.

Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.

The latest demographic and geopolitical data for countries, regions and cities around the world, compiled from a variety of official sources.  Includes wealth, energy consumption, transportation, tourism, and more. Also includes geophysical data on many natural phenomena, such as the longest rivers and the largest airports.

Aggregates global statistical data from a variety of sources and allows two countries to be compared according to almost 100 statistical measures, with charts for easy comparison.

Current news information on the latest Internet demographics and emerging trends.

Online library of the OECD's statistical databases, books and periodicals, including the annual OECD Factbook, with the latest economic, environmental and social statistics on member countries.

Published annually since 1878, provides an authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Includes historical information.

Geographic, environomental, economic, and social indicators for UN member countries.  The UN's Statistics Division provides further access to select global datasets, such as the Millenium Indicators Database covering 48 indicators and related series back to 1985.

The UN's Scientific, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) provides global statistics on education, science, technology, culture and communication.

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) gives access to world data on nutrition and food production, other land use such as forestry, and fisheries.  Detailed agriculture statistics include crops, livestock, irrigation, land use, fertilizer, pesticide consumption, and agricultural machinery.

Official source of US social, demographic, and economic data.  The Department of Commerce and the International Trade Administration further offer detailed statistical reports on US foreign trade by industry sector, by state and metropolitan area, and other criteria.

Full access to the World Bank's reports containing the latest available social indicators for countries and regions around the globe.  The World Development Indicators Online (WDI) provides direct access to more than 800 development indicators, with time series for 209 countries and 18 country groups from 1960 to 2008, where data are available.  Data may be displayed or exported in different formats.

Epidemiological and other health-related information gathered by the WHO, including cause of death, statistics by disease or condition, Global Atlas of infectious diseases, and more.

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