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Data Services

BC Stats operates a statistical enquiry service in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, which is available to government employees and the public by telephone or personal visit. Data Services staff respond to inquiries from both government personnel and the general public, as well as providing liaison and coordination between Statistics Canada and British Columbia government ministries.

Often, questions cannot be answered by consulting only one publication. The staff of Data Services have the expertise to help analyse questions and determine which publications can best help you do your research. If your question requires greater detail, the staff will refer you to an expert in another section of BC Stats who can explain how statistics were gathered and what they mean. In some cases, you may be referred to the resources or publications of another organization.

Data services operates the BC Stats Twitter account and maintains much of this website. Data Services staff can be contacted by e-mail or phone.