Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Vancouver, (CMA) - British Columbia

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Median income of households

  • In 2015, the median total income of households in Vancouver was $72,662, a change of 11.2% from $65,342 in 20051.

Figure 1.1 Median total income of households, Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 1995 to 2015

Figure 1.1 description Long description for Figure 1.1 Median total income of households, Vancouver, 1995 to 2015

Figure 1.2 Distribution of households by household total income, Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 2015

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Distribution of households by household total income, Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 2015

Number and median total income of households, Vancouver and its census subdivisions, 2005 and 2015

Geography Number of households Median total income of households
2006 2016 % change 2005 2015 % change
Vancouver 817,225 960,895 17.6 65,342 72,662 11.2
Langley (DM) 33,335 41,980 25.9 82,613 90,594 9.7
Langley (CY) 10,570 11,840 12.0 54,930 59,452 8.2
Surrey (CY) 131,140 169,965 29.6 71,177 77,494 8.9
White Rock (CY) 9,515 10,005 5.1 59,592 62,344 4.6
Delta (DM) 33,495 35,760 6.8 85,938 92,300 7.4
Richmond (CY) 61,435 73,455 19.6 63,303 65,241 3.1
Greater Vancouver A (RDA) 4,500 6,105 35.7 43,854 46,322 5.6
Vancouver (CY) 253,385 283,915 12.0 55,948 65,327 16.8
Burnaby (CY) 78,035 92,200 18.2 59,414 64,737 9.0
New Westminster (CY) 27,045 32,705 20.9 57,694 64,695 12.1
Coquitlam (CY) 41,245 51,325 24.4 70,139 74,383 6.1
Belcarra (VL) ... 255 ... ... 128,256 ...
Anmore (VL) ... 690 ... ... 139,469 ...
Port Coquitlam (CY) 18,700 21,750 16.3 77,793 84,096 8.1
Port Moody (CY) 10,130 12,975 28.1 88,210 92,922 5.3
North Vancouver (DM) 29,750 31,115 4.6 91,156 103,981 14.1
North Vancouver (CY) 21,350 24,645 15.4 58,510 67,119 14.7
West Vancouver (DM) 16,840 16,935 0.6 90,908 89,808 -1.2
Bowen Island (IM) ... 1,495 ... ... 89,856 ...
Lions Bay (VL) ... 495 ... ... 125,082 ...
Pitt Meadows (CY) 5,820 7,195 23.6 76,603 86,912 13.5
Maple Ridge (CY) 24,935 30,265 21.4 75,704 86,178 13.8
Tsawwassen (IRI) ... 320 ... ... 84,053 ...
Musqueam 2 (IRI) ... 580 ... ... 81,408 ...
Burrard Inlet 3 (IRI) ... 920 ... ... 78,702 ...
Mission 1 (IRI) ... 160 ... ... 55,168 ...
Capilano 5 (IRI) ... 1,310 ... ... 38,933 ...
Matsqui 4 (IRI) ... 285 ... ... 42,816 ...
Katzie 1 (IRI) ... 65 ... ... 35,456 ...

Figure 1.3 Median total income of households by household type, Vancouver, 2005 and 2015

Low income

  • In 2015, 398,720 persons or 16.5% were in low income, while in 2005, 16.3% of the persons in Vancouver lived in low income2.
  • The low-income rate for persons under 18 years of age was 18.9% compared to 15.8% for persons aged 18 to 64 and 16.5% for persons 65 and over in 2015.
  • Persons living in lone-parent families had a higher rate of low income at 29.4%, while those living in couple families without children had a lower rate of 10.1%.

Figure 1.4 Percentage of persons in low income by five-year age groups, Vancouver, 2015

Figure 1.4 description Long description for Figure Percentage of persons in low income by five-year age groups, Vancouver, 2015

Figure 1.5 Percentage of persons in low income, Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver and its census subdivisions, 2015

Figure 1.5 description Long description for Figure 1.5 Percentage of persons in low income, Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver and its census subdivisions, 2015

Figure 1.6 Percentage of persons in low income by census family type, Canada, #LI_PERSONS_FAM_FOCUS.PRNAME_E[7]#, #qCMA.CMACANAME_E#, 2015

Figure 1.6 description Long description for Figure 1.6 Percentage of persons in low income by census family type, Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 2015

Savings

  • In 2015, 66.9% of households in Vancouver contributed to Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs), Registered Pension Plans (RPPs), or Tax-free Savings Accounts (TFSAs). In British Columbia, 64.2% of households contributed to an account while 65.2% of households contributed nationally.

Percentage of households contributing to RRSPs, RPPs or TFSAs, RRSPs, RPPs and TFSAs Vancouver, 2015

Figure 1.7 description Long description for Figure 1.7 Percentage of households contributing to RRSPs, RPPs or TFSAs, RRSPs, RPPs and TFSAs

Median contribution amount

$ 10,004

$ 4,948

$ 4,301

$ 8,326

Income of couples

  • In 32.1% of couples in Vancouver, each partner had fairly equal incomes3 in 2015 while men had higher income in 49.4% of couples and women had higher income in the remaining 18.5% of couples.
  • For Canada overall, each partner had fairly equal incomes in 32.0% of couples with men having the higher income in 50.7% of couples and women having higher income in 17.3% of couples.

Figure 1.9 Characteristics of couples' total income, Vancouver and its census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations, 2015

Figure 1.9 description Long description for Figure 1.9 Characteristics of couples' total income by province and territory, Vancouver, 2015

  • In 2015, the median total income of couples in Vancouver was $86,364.
  • The median income of higher-income partners in 2015 was $58,662 and the median income of lower-income partners was $23,313.

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Source:

Statistics Canada. 2017. Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-404-X2016001. Ottawa, Ontario. Data products, 2016 Census.

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