This indicator remained statistically unchanged in 2021 yet there has been a continuous downward trend since 2014 of permanent residents rating their own health as “very good” or “excellent”. Performance remains satisfactory though, and is a testament to community resilience to not reflect an impact of COVID on health status.
Self-reported health status provides a picture of the overall physical, mental and social health of individuals in Whistler which is important to understand the general well-being of community residents. The indicator is also used in the Statistics Canada Community Health Survey, thereby providing an opportunity for comparison across communities.
This indicator reports the self-rated health of Whistler residents. Health in this case pertains to overall physical, mental and social health as well as general overall wellbeing. The data is collected annually through the Community Life Survey, summarizing the response to individual assessment of physical, mental and social wellbeing.
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