Alcohol consumption in BC by health service delivery area

This map shows estimates of adult (15 years and older) per capita consumption of alcohol (reported in litres of absolute alcohol) analysed for the 16 Health Service Delivery Areas. Estimates are based on 2015 sales data including data regarding U-brew and U-Vin sales.

Both the highest and lowest rates of alcohol consumption in 2015 were found in the health service delivery areas of Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. The northern geographic region of North Shore/Coast Garibaldi Health Service Delivery Area (which includes Bella Coola Valley) had a rate of alcohol consumption of 16.26 litres per adult in 2015 and Richmond Health Service Delivery Area had a rate of alcohol consumption 4.42 litres per adult in 2015.

A map of per-capita alcohol consumption by Health Service Delivery Area in BC
  • Data is reported in litres of absolute alcohol. 1 Litre of Absolute Alcohol = 58 Standard Drinks
  • The two different geographic regions included within the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (Vancouver Coastal North and Vancouver Coastal South) are reported separately on the map to highlight the different levels of alcohol consumption found within the two regions of this one health authority. North of the health service delivery area North Shore/Coast Garibaldi includes Bella Coola Valley. South of the health service delivery area North Shore/Coast Garibaldi includes North Vancouver, West Vancouver-Bowen, Sunshine Coast, Powell River, and Howe Sound. 

2014 consumption maps are available for comparison.

This data comes from the Alcohol consumption component of the BC alcohol and other drugs (AOD) monitoring project.

You can view interactive maps of alcohol consumption in BC via our AOD Trend Analyzer Tool.