How to calculate how many people are living in Vancouver’s parks
The city of Vancouver’s population information bureau is working on a new tool to help people find out where their neighbours are living.
The Bureau of Geographic Information and Statistics (BGS) says it is currently using the census and other data from local agencies to produce its population information.
“There are some issues that we’re dealing with that we don’t yet have a tool to solve,” BGS Chief Data Officer Kevin Leong said Thursday.
The bureau says the data it collects from government agencies can be a challenge to parse.
“A lot of the things we’re looking at are based on the geographic location of people that are living right next door to each other and so those are the areas that we do have a little bit of information on,” Leong explained.
Leong says the bureau will be adding more information to the tool, but it is only one of many things the bureau is looking at to help residents understand where they live.
The new tool will help residents find out how many residents live in their neighbourhood.
It also allows users to zoom in and out to see more information.
The tool will include detailed maps of parks, as well as details on where people live, their income, and where they work.
The bureau is also adding a feature to make it easier to filter by income, like the one below.
Users can now zoom in to see the income and income bracket that corresponds with their census and census-registration data.
Users who want to know more about their neighbours can look up their census data at census.gov.au.
“If you have census data that you want to understand, we can help you figure out how to look at that,” Leung said.
“It’s going to be really useful for people in the middle and lower income brackets.”
Leong said the bureau wants to make sure that its tool can help people understand the data, which could help them in the long run.
“We know that we need to make the information more accessible to people and we’re working on that right now, but we want to make this as easy as possible for people to use,” he said.
Users should be aware that this tool is only for residents of Vancouver.
The data is available for everyone, and it is not intended for public access.