Better knowing our market, and what makes the gears turn will help our businesses, our local organisations and prospective newcomers make informed decisions. Here we have gathered a few numbers and stats that will help paint a picture of our community. The information provided in these snapshots is just the tip of the iceberg. More detailed and standard statistics are available below.
"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.” Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Scarlett by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
There are different types of decision makers. Some people work on instinct, some rely on experience and others analyse and act based on data. The best business people operate on a mix of all three. Instinct is inherent and experience comes with time but data needs to be gathered and shared to be effective. Collecting and distributing information is an important role that a Chamber of Commerce can play. Taking the initiative helps grow the business community, develop local resources and advocate more efficiently.
Further Resources & Data
Government of Alberta Regional Dashboard: a clean and simple aggregator of regularly sited data plus a handy comparison tool.
Alberta Community Health Dashboard: an attractive and interactive tool that looks at a lot of different statistics. This tool helps you see health as a product of where you live and also compares those statistics on a larger scale.
Townfolio: easily navigated profile of various stats from Stats Canada and other agencies.
Stats Canada 2016 Census: the source. Good reliable data collected by the Government of Canada.