Vital Statistics

Vital statistics or events refer to the data collected concerning the important events in human life such as births through to death. This data is often used to calculate population related data for regions such as local health areas and municipalities, the provinces, territories and the country as a whole.

Births and Deaths

View historical and projected vital statistics (births and deaths) for B.C.


The total fertility rate (TFR) of a population is the average number of children that would be born to a woman over her lifetime if (1) she were to experience the exact current age-specific fertility rates (ASFRs) through her lifetime, and (2) she were to survive from birth through the end of her reproductive life. It is obtained by summing the single-year age-specific rates at a given time. TFRs and ASFRs are available for B.C. and Local Health Areas:

Life Expectancy

Life expectancy is the expected number of years of life remaining at a given age.

In B.C.

In Sub-provincial Areas