Population Health Statistics & Publications

Island Health monitors a wide range of health indicators, from population demographics to social determinants of health to acute care use and outcomes. This page links to Island Health reports as well as other sources of population and health-related data.

Local Health Area (LHA) Profiles

The Island Health region is divided into 14 local health areas (LHAs). Each LHA profile provides information about that area's population, health status and how often health services are used. Read the Local Health Area (LHA) Profiles.

MHO Publications

Links to a variety of printable resources from the Medical Health Officer and Public Health Department. (All publications are in PDF format)


Monthly Overdose Surveillance – Public Update: March 2019
Monthly Overdose Surveillance – Public Update: February 2019


Infant Mortality Report 2013-2015 
Infant Mortality Report 2012 to 2014 
Infant Mortality Report 2011 to 2013 
Infant Mortality Report 2009-2011 


The Health Implications of Artificial Turf with Crumb Rubber Infill (2015) 
Special Report on Drinking Water (2014) 
James Bay Air Quality (SO2)
West Coast Coming Together Forum May 31 2018
Decision for Montreaux Specialized Residential Facility for Eating Disorders (1999)


I-Track Survey- Central-North Island (2010) Monitoring Trends in the Prevalence of HIV, Hepatitis C, and Associated Risk Behaviors Among People who Inject Drugs in Central and North Vancouver Island 
M- Track Report (2008) Monitoring Trends in the Prevalence of HIV, Viral Hepatitis, Other Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Associated Risk Behaviours Among Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and other Men who have Sex with Men 
I Track Survey- Victoria (2006) Risk Behaviours and Prevalence of HIV and Hepatitis C Among People Who Inject Drugs 
I-Track Special Study - South Island (2009) Monitoring Trends in the Prevalence of HIV and Hepatitis C and Associated Risk Behaviours Among People who Inject Drugs in Victoria, BC


MHO report to Nanaimo council on overdoses – February 2018 


Motor Vehicle Collision Report (2013) Dr. Richard Stanwick

Other Data Sources

BC Statistics Agency
Statistics by province, health authority, health service delivery area and local health area

BC Vital Statistics
Reports summarize birth and mortality statistics in BC

BC Centre for Disease Control
Interactive data tools that provide statistics on the health of our populations and communities

BC Centre for Disease Control-- Immunization Coverage Dashboard
Interactive tools that summarize statistics on a variety of immunization coverage measures among children in BC.

Statistics Canada
A wide range of population and health data

Canadian Institute for Health Information
Reports on the functioning of the health system in Canada by province