Dataset Vital Statistics Deaths

Vital Statistics Deaths 
Data Provider (source):

BC Vital Statistics Agency


Includes all deaths registered in the province of BC.

Record keeping 
Type of Data (select all that apply):
Population and Vital Statistics 
Data Collection Method (select all that apply):
Individual Level Data 
Identifiers used for linkage:
Personal Health Number, First Name, GivenName, Date of birth, Gender 
Access requiredments and conditions for Researchers and Projects:

Access Requirements and Conditions for the Researcher:

  • Details on the requirements for data access via PopData BC are available here:

Access Requirements and Conditions for the Research Project:

Access Process:

Population Data BC’s Data Access Unit:  

All deaths registered in the province of BC.

  • Abortion procedures, including those conducted in concert with other procedures, are unavailable from all applicable files. This is in accordance with the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act article 22.1.
  • Excludes all deaths to BC residents which occur out-of-province.
Data is available from:
January 1, 1985 
More Information (including references):
  • There are federal standards for vital statistics certificates and reports that have been adopted by the provinces. The use of nationally uniform vital registration and statistics standards allows for comparison of both national and provincial data.
  • Additional information is available on PopData’s website:
[2019-02-07 10:22] Sarah Kesselring: Edited by Sarah Kesselring (skesselring)