Local Health Area Profiles

Island Health has fourteen local health areas (LHAs) – these are geographic areas defined by the Ministry of Health.  The LHA Profiles provide information on things like demographics, population health and health service use over time. 

These profiles are intended to shed light on community health, including social determinants of health – these are things like economic status, early childhood development, education, housing, justice and social support that can contribute to or detract from our health and wellbeing.  Partnerships with communities and across organizations and governments play an essential role in our ability to impact these factors and improve the health and wellbeing of our communities. 

These profiles are not intended to be used for detailed planning or analysis.  As they are updated annually from numerous sources, more current information may be available from any one source.

For questions, past profiles or if you notice a discrepancy, please contact Melanie Rusch (Melanie.Rusch@viha.ca) .

To understand the information presented in each profile, or for details on the indicators and links to publically accessible data sources, please read the Interpretation Guide.

Interpretation Guide 2015

70 Alberni LHA Profile 2015

72 Campbell River LHA Profile 2015

71 Courtney LHA Profile 2015

65 Cowichan LHA Profile 2015

61 Greater Victoria LHA Profile 2015

64 Gulf Islands LHA Profile 2015

68 Nanaimo LHA Profile 2015

66 Lake Cowichan LHA Profile 2015

67 Ladysmith LHA Profile 2015

69 Qualicum LHA Profile 2015

63 Saanich LHA Profile 2015

62 Sooke LHA Profile 2015

85 Vancouver Island North LHA Profile 2015

84 Vancouver Island West LHA Profile 2015 


For more statistics and information,  visit our main Population & Health Statistics page