Sunshine Coast Economic Development - British Columbia, Canada

Income

Income

Household Income

The large number of retired people on the Sunshine Coast is reflected in a slightly lower average income than British Columbia as a whole, and the high proportion of people receiving private and public pensions. Employed individuals have earnings above the provincial average.

The following information from the Statistics Canada 2011 Household Survey will be updated following release of results from the 2016 Census.

Household Income of Private Households

Town of Gibsons British Columbia Canada
Number of households 2,015 1,764,630 13,319,255
Median household income 54,088 60,333 61,072
Average household income 66,148 77,378 79,102

Individual Earnings

Individual Earnings and Income

Town of Gibsons British Columbia Canada
Persons 15 years and over with income 3,455 3,464,260 27,259,520
Median income $ 28,826 $ 28,765 $ 29,878
Average income $ 38,520 $ 39,415 $ 40,650
Median after-tax income $ 27,082 $ 26,842 $ 27,334
Average after-tax income $ 33,593 $ 33,758 $ 33,998
Persons who worked full year full time 840 1,141,340 9,473,490
Median employment income $ 55,012 $ 49,143 $ 47,868
Average employment income $ 59,677 $ 58,016 $ 58,129

Sources of Income

Town of Gibsons British Columbia Canada
% Employment and Self Employment 63.2 73.7 74.7
% Investment income 6.5 6.1 4.6
% Pensions and annuities 12.0 6.9 6.7
% Other 2.1 1.7 1.7
% Government Transfer (e.g. federal pensions, unemployment insurance) 16.2 11.7 12.4

Source: Statistics Canada 2011 Household Survey

Income Distribution

Prevalence of Low Income in Population

Town of Gibsons British Columbia Canada
All Ages 17.2 16.4 14.9
Under 18 years (%) 27.0 19.1 17.3
18 to 64 years (%) 17.6 16.2 14.4
65 years and over (%) 9.9 13.9 13.4

Income of Private Households

Town of Gibsons British Columbia Canada
Under $20,000 15.1% 14.3% 13.3%
$20,000 to $39,999 19.1% 18.4% 18.5%
$40,000 to $59,999 22.1% 16.9% 17.3%
$60,000 to $79,999 13.4% 14.0% 14.0%
$80,000 to $99,999 9.2% 10.9% 10.9%
$100,000 to $124,999 8.7% 9.5% 9.5%
$125,000 to $149,999 4.5% 6.0% 6.0%
$150,000 and over 7.4% 9.9% 10.4%

Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Organization

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