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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

BC Provincial Statistics - A Free Public Resource

I've been using the BC Stats website lately for work. There's some fantastic information on there - all free to access.

Mostly I've been looking at the residential housing permits data.  There is data broken down by regional district and even by community, going back 10 years, as well as for the past 25 months.  Here is a link to the page, and then scroll down to "Construction & Housing."  Pretty fantastic stuff for assessing the state of regional markets and observing trends.

Also really interesting/useful are the "Community Fact Sheets" that synthesize data from provincial and federal sources to give a concise overview of each regional district.  The fact sheet for the Cowichan Valley is shown above,  and here is a link to the rest of the fact sheets for BC.