Municipal government financial statistics

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This dataset contains data provided to the provincial government by municipal governments in annual financial reporting forms. While the provincial government does perform checks of the data, we do not guarantee its accuracy or validity. Users should contact municipalities directly if confirmation is required. Beginning in 2008, the schedules have been amended to reflect Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for municipalities, thus some reports may differ from previous years. Dataset published starts at 2009, and contains only data that has been approved, data submitted but not approved is not published.Data is submitted by municipal governments following the close of their fiscal year (December 31). The date for data submission is May 15 of the following year and schedules are usually published in the Fall of that same year. The quality of information contained in the schedules depends on the inputs of municipal governments. Tax Rates: Municipal tax rate bylaws are required to be adopted before May 15th of each year. Tax rates are per $1,000 of assessed value.

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Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

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Application-specific for the Trade and Invest British Columbia website (https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/).

Lineage Statement

Data source: Ministry of Community, Sport & Cultural Development http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/organizational-structure/ministries-organizations/ministries/community-sport-and-cultural-development

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Metadata Information

Record Published 2016-06-17
Record Last Modified 2019-05-04
Resource Status completed

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_HUMAN_CULTURAL_ECONOMIC.ECON_MUNICIPAL_FINANCIAL_STATS

Short Name: MUNI_FI_ST
Comments: The Statistics schedules consist of data provided to the ministry by municipal governments in annual financial reporting forms. While the ministry does perform checks of the data, we do not guarantee its accuracy or validity. Users should contact municipalities directly if confirmation is required. Beginning in 2008, the schedules have been amended to reflect Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for municipalities, thus some reports may differ from previous years. Dataset published starts at 2009, and contains only data that has been approved, data submitted but not approved is not published.Data is submitted by municipal governments following the close of their fiscal year (December 31). The date for data submission is May 15 of the following year and schedules are usually published in the Fall of that same year. The quality of information contained in the schedules depends on the inputs of municipal governments. Tax Rates: Municipal tax rate bylaws are required to be adopted before May 15th of each year.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
MUNICIPAL_FINANCIAL_STAT_ID MNCPL_F_ID NUMBER 10 MUNICIPAL FINANCIAL STAT ID is a system generated unique identification number. e.g., 1
FINANCIAL_YEAR FNNCL_YR NUMBER 4 FINANCIAL YEAR: the year of the data, e.g., 2014
MUNICIPALITY_NAME MNCPLTY_NM VARCHAR2 500 MUNICIPALITY NAME: Name of the municipality for which the financial data pertains. e.g., Kamloops
MUNICIPALITY_TYPE MNCPLTY_TE VARCHAR2 200 MUNICIPALITY TYPE: Municipality type, e.g., City, District, Village, etc.
REGIONAL_DISTRICT_NAME RGNL_DSTRM VARCHAR2 500 REGIONAL DISTRICT NAME: Name of the regional district in which the Municipality resides, e.g., Thompson-Nicola
SCHEDULE_ITEM_CODE SCHDL_TM_D NUMBER 8 SCHEDULE ITEM CODE: unique numeric id as internal reference number for the field description, e.g., 12045
SCHEDULE_ITEM_DESCRIPTION SCHDL_TM_N VARCHAR2 500 SCHEDULE ITEM DESCRIPTION: the data label for the field description, if the field appears on multiple reports there will be duplicate field listings, e.g., GM Tax - Business/Other - Total Municipal Rate
SCHEDULE_ITEM_VALUE SCHDL_TM_E VARCHAR2 2000 SCHEDULE ITEM VALUE: the data value for the corresponding field description, if the data appears on multiple reports there will be duplicate values, e.g., 10.4066
SCHEDULE_NUMBER SCHDL_NMBR NUMBER 7 SCHEDULE NUMBER: report number is the reference for the report where the data is used. e.g., 702.1
CENSUS_YEAR CNSS_YR NUMBER 4 CENSUS YEAR is the census year to which CENSUS SUBDIVISION ID pertains. e.g., 2006, 2011. With CENSUS SUBDIVISION ID, this forms a foreign key linking to CENSUS YEAR + CENSUS SUBDIVISION ID in CEN CENSUS SUBDIVISIONS SP
CENSUS_SUBDIVISION_ID CNSS_SB_ID VARCHAR2 7 CENSUS SUBDIVISION ID: With CENSUS YEAR, this forms a foreign Key, linking to CENSUS YEAR + CENSUS SUBDIVISION ID in CEN CENSUS SUBDIVISIONS SP, e.g., 5901022. With CENSUS YEAR, this identifies the municipality for which the financial statistics pertain.