This page provide access to a variety of data sets, both generated from HELP research and gathered from external sources. The data sets are available in excel format, for various geographies such as neighbourhoods (NH), school districts (SD), local heath areas (LHA), and the province (BC).


These data tables provide EDI data at the neighbourhood, school district, local heath area and provincial levels. Data from Wave 1 are not generally reported - the data are used as a benchmark.

EDI Waves 2-6 (SD,LHA,NH,BC) xls Nov 14 2016

Census & National Household Survey

Our census data tables include commonly used socio-economic and demographic variables for HELP Neighbourhoods. We have now expanded the original list of 19 core variables to over 100 variables for 2001, 2006 and 2011. These variables have been selected for their particular relevance to early child development research, program planning, and policy development.

2001 Census (NH) xls May 30 2014
2006 Census (NH) xls Apr 15  2014
2011 Census/NHS (NH)* xls May 30 2014

HELP has purchased many more Census variables than are included in these data tables. Please contact us if you would like to discuss a specific data set that is not included here. There will be a charge associated with preparing unique data requests. If you require census data for other geographies (SD, LHA, HSDA) look at BC Stats open data.

*With the 2011 NHS there has been a change in Statscan's data standards. Prior to the 2011 NHS geographic areas with a global non-response rate greater than 5% were deemed less reliable, and areas with a rate 25% or greater were suppressed. With the 2011 NHS areas with a GNR greater than 50% are suppressed, and there isn't a flag for less reliable data.

Licensing: The data in these files are subject to the Statistics Canada Open Licence Agreement (

HELP Neighbourhoods

ESRI Shapefile(SHP) and Google Earth(KML) of HELP's neighbourhood boundaries for all of BC.

HELP Neighbourhoods shp Nov 25 2013
HELP Neighbourhoods kmz Apr 29 2014