Trends Analyses

Gender Differences and Income Inequality

In the Columbia Basin-Boundary region, earnings were generally lower than the Canadian average, but the earnings gap is bigger. The average male earns $50,208, while the average female earns $29,975 – an earnings gap of $20,233.  There is a far higher proportion of females earning low incomes than males and there is a far higher proportion of males earning high incomes than ... [More]

2016 Trends Analysis: Population

Despite the size of the Basin-Boundary population remaining relatively constant at the regional scale over the period 2011-2015, individual areas saw greater variability. A population increase was reported for eleven of 28 municipalities, with Nelson leading at 4%. The Basin-Boundary population as a whole is projected to grow by about 7500 residents over the next 20 years, ... [More]

2015 Trends Analysis: Wildfire

2015 was a notable fire year in the Basin-Boundary region, with over 13,800 total hectares burned. The biggest fires were located near Rock Creek (4417 ha) and in the Granby River drainage (1686 ha). A ten-year moving average of total area burned in the region shows that, on average, the impact of fire on our region continues to be much lower as compared to the years preceding ... [More]

2015 Trends Analysis: Air Quality

As compared to 2013, compiled 2014 air quality data for stations in our region show higher particulate matter readings in the summer, and lower readings in the winter. The Nelson station continues to record the lowest fine particulate matter readings of all Basin-Boundary stations. For our full discussion of air quality trends and conditions, download the 2015 Air Quality ... [More]

2015 Trends Analysis: Student Enrollment

Like most school districts in BC, all seven Basin-Boundary school districts have witnessed a downward trend in enrollment since the 2008/09 school year. Some districts have seen significant change while in others it is more moderate. Class sizes are generally lower in our school districts than across BC as a whole. For our full discussion of trends and conditions in student ... [More]