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Ministry of Health

Researching Vital Event Statistics

The BC Vital Statistics Agency records both medical and nonmedical information related to births, deaths, and marriages occurring in British Columbia. The Vital Statistics Act and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act govern the information released by the Agency. Statistics about vital events and the province of British Columbia are available through the following resources:

Custom statistics and aggregate data are not available at this time. Researchers who meet the requirements for data access may be able to obtain additional information from Population Data BC who oversee a complete set of vital event data on our behalf.