Census Profile, 2021 Census of Population
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Income of economic families in 2020
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Characteristic Vancouver, City (CY)More information:
British Columbia
[Census subdivision]
Counts
Total
Population and dwellings
Population, 20211 662,248
Population, 20161 631,486
Population percentage change, 2016 to 2021 4.9
Total private dwellings2 328,347
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents3 305,336
Population density per square kilometre 5,749.9
Land area in square kilometres 115.18
Age characteristics
Total - Age groups of the population - 100% data 662,250
0 to 14 years 70,570
0 to 4 years 23,840
5 to 9 years 23,070
10 to 14 years 23,660
15 to 64 years 478,960
15 to 19 years 26,315
20 to 24 years 43,290
25 to 29 years 67,155
30 to 34 years 69,225
35 to 39 years 57,330
40 to 44 years 45,075
45 to 49 years 42,045
50 to 54 years 44,840
55 to 59 years 44,360
60 to 64 years 39,320
65 years and over 112,720
65 to 69 years 34,590
70 to 74 years 30,055
75 to 79 years 18,520
80 to 84 years 13,865
85 years and over 15,695
85 to 89 years 9,425
90 to 94 years 4,685
95 to 99 years 1,350
100 years and over 235
Total - Distribution (%) of the population by broad age groups - 100% data 100.0
0 to 14 years 10.7
15 to 64 years 72.3
65 years and over 17.0
85 years and over 2.4
Average age of the population 42.2
Median age of the population 39.6
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total - Occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwelling - 100% data 305,335
Single-detached house 44,750
Semi-detached house 4,800
Row house 10,815
Apartment or flat in a duplex 54,305
Apartment in a building that has fewer than five storeys 95,120
Apartment in a building that has five or more storeys 94,815
Other single-attached house 695
Movable dwelling4 20
Total - Private households by household size - 100% data 305,335
1 person 119,805
2 persons 100,730
3 persons 38,600
4 persons 29,140
5 or more persons 17,060
Number of persons in private households 650,380
Average household size 2.1
Marital status
Total - Marital status for the total population aged 15 years and over - 100% data 591,675
Married or living common-law 298,085
Married 230,735
Living common-law 67,350
Living common law - Never married 57,990
Living common law - Separated 1,120
Living common law - Divorced 7,740
Living common law - Widowed 500
Not married and not living common-law 293,585
Not married and not living common law - Never married 218,140
Not married and not living common law - Separated 13,790
Not married and not living common law - Divorced 37,675
Not married and not living common law - Widowed 23,985
Family characteristics
Total - Census families in private households by family size - 100% data5 168,660
2 persons 96,975
3 persons 35,905
4 persons 28,165
5 or more persons 7,615
Average size of census families 2.7
Average number of children in census families with children6 1.6
Total number of census families in private households - 100% data 168,660
Total couple families 142,595
Married couples 108,925
With children6 58,130
Without children 50,790
Common-law couples 33,675
With children6 5,370
Without children 28,305
Total one-parent families 26,060
in which the parent is a woman+ 21,285
in which the parent is a man+ 4,780
Total - Persons in private households - 100% data 650,380
Total - Persons in census families 454,055
Married spouses or common-law partners 285,190
Parents in one-parent families 26,065
Children6 142,800
In a two-parent family 106,565
In a one-parent family 36,235
Total - Persons not in census families in private households - 100% data 196,325
Living alone 119,805
Living with other relatives7 19,650
Living with non-relatives only 56,870
Household type
Total - Household type - 100% data 305,335
One-census-family households without additional persons 142,375
Couple-family households 122,210
With children6 53,125
Without children 69,085
One-parent-family households 20,160
Multigenerational households8 8,260
Multiple-census-family households9 2,030
One-census-family households with additional persons9 9,045
Two-or-more-person non-census-family households 23,825
One-person households 119,805
Income of individuals in 2020
Total - Income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 100% data10 580,010
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 100% data 563,730
Median total income in 2020 among recipients ($) 42,000
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 100% data 564,040
Median after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($) 38,000
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 100% data 508,185
Median market income in 2020 among recipients ($) 38,800
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 100% data 415,915
Median employment income in 2020 among recipients ($) 41,200
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 100% data 454,870
Median government transfers in 2020 among recipients ($) 8,200
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 100% data 49,505
Median employment insurance benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) 5,480
Number of COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 100% data 170,155
Median COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) 9,500
Total - Income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data11 580,010
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 563,600
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($) 62,250
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 563,910
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($) 50,080
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 508,140
Average market income in 2020 among recipients ($) 60,150
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 415,915
Average employment income in 2020 among recipients ($) 58,700
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 454,215
Average government transfers in 2020 among recipients ($) 9,940
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 49,585
Average employment insurance benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) 6,410
Number of COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 169,180
Average COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) 9,610
Composition of total income in 2020 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data12 100.0
Market income (%)13 87.2
Employment income (%)14 69.6
Government transfers (%)15 12.9
Employment insurance benefits (%) 0.9
COVID-19 - Government income support and benefits (%) 5.6
COVID-19 - Emergency and recovery benefits (%) 4.6
Total - Total income groups in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 100% data16 580,010
Without total income 16,285
With total income 563,730
Under $10,000 (including loss) 55,370
$10,000 to $19,999 61,180
$20,000 to $29,999 86,405
$30,000 to $39,999 67,875
$40,000 to $49,999 55,555
$50,000 to $59,999 46,055
$60,000 to $69,999 37,150
$70,000 to $79,999 30,195
$80,000 to $89,999 24,045
$90,000 to $99,999 19,545
$100,000 and over 80,345
$100,000 to $149,999 46,155
$150,000 and over 34,195
Total - After-tax income groups in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 100% data17 580,010
Without after-tax income 15,975
With after-tax income 564,035
Under $10,000 (including loss) 57,995
$10,000 to $19,999 63,245
$20,000 to $29,999 97,585
$30,000 to $39,999 77,280
$40,000 to $49,999 63,640
$50,000 to $59,999 50,160
$60,000 to $69,999 38,210
$70,000 to $79,999 29,320
$80,000 to $89,999 21,470
$90,000 to $99,999 14,965
$100,000 and over 50,165
$100,000 to $124,999 21,515
$125,000 and over 28,645
Total - Employment income groups in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 100% data14 580,010
Without employment income 164,095
With employment income 415,915
Under $5,000 (including loss) 51,110
$5,000 to $9,999 33,650
$10,000 to $19,999 48,115
$20,000 to $29,999 36,415
$30,000 to $39,999 34,295
$40,000 to $49,999 34,220
$50,000 to $59,999 32,385
$60,000 to $69,999 27,390
$70,000 to $79,999 22,615
$80,000 to $89,999 19,180
$90,000 to $99,999 15,870
$100,000 and over 60,670
$100,000 to $124,999 23,930
$125,000 and over 36,740
Income of individuals in 2019
Total - Income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 100% data18 580,010
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 100% data 545,310
Median total income in 2019 among recipients ($) 39,200
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 100% data 546,235
Median after-tax income in 2019 among recipients ($) 35,200
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 100% data 499,605
Median market income in 2019 among recipients ($) 39,600
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 100% data 418,280
Median employment income in 2019 among recipients ($) 40,400
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 100% data 356,615
Median government transfers in 2019 among recipients ($) 1,680
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 -100% data 25,265
Median employment insurance benefits in 2019 among recipients ($) 5,640
Total - Income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data19 580,010
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 544,950
Average total income in 2019 among recipients ($) 59,550
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 545,825
Average after-tax income in 2019 among recipients ($) 47,800
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 499,235
Average market income in 2019 among recipients ($) 60,450
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 418,215
Average employment income in 2019 among recipients ($) 56,800
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 356,225
Average government transfers in 2019 among recipients ($) 6,420
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 25,615
Average employment insurance benefits in 2019 among recipients ($) 7,390
Composition of total income in 2019 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.0
Market income (%) 93.0
Employment income (%) 73.2
Government transfers (%) 7.0
Employment insurance benefits (%) 0.6
Income of households in 2020
Total - Income statistics for private households - 100% data20 305,335
Median total income of household in 2020 ($) 82,000
Median after-tax income of household in 2020 ($) 72,000
Total - Income statistics for one-person private households - 100% data 119,805
Median total income of one-person households in 2020 ($) 46,400
Median after-tax income of one-person households in 2020 ($) 41,600
Total - Income statistics for two-or-more-persons private households - 100% data 185,530
Median total income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) 112,000
Median after-tax income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) 99,000
Total - Income statistics for private households - 25% sample data21 305,335
Average total income of household in 2020 ($) 114,900
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($) 92,500
Total - Income statistics for one-person private households - 25% sample data 119,745
Average total income of one-person households in 2020 ($) 63,300
Average after-tax income of one-person households in 2020 ($) 51,200
Total - Income statistics for two-or-more-persons private households - 25% sample data 185,595
Average total income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) 148,200
Average after-tax income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) 119,200
Total - Household total income groups in 2020 for private households - 100% data16 305,335
Under $5,000 7,260
$5,000 to $9,999 2,990
$10,000 to $14,999 4,025
$15,000 to $19,999 8,210
$20,000 to $24,999 14,595
$25,000 to $29,999 10,570
$30,000 to $34,999 10,515
$35,000 to $39,999 11,620
$40,000 to $44,999 10,450
$45,000 to $49,999 10,315
$50,000 to $59,999 20,760
$60,000 to $69,999 19,740
$70,000 to $79,999 18,775
$80,000 to $89,999 17,225
$90,000 to $99,999 15,485
$100,000 and over 122,810
$100,000 to $124,999 31,225
$125,000 to $149,999 23,270
$150,000 to $199,999 29,850
$200,000 and over 38,465
Total - Household after-tax income groups in 2020 for private households - 100% data17 305,335
Under $5,000 8,305
$5,000 to $9,999 3,055
$10,000 to $14,999 4,095
$15,000 to $19,999 8,565
$20,000 to $24,999 15,495
$25,000 to $29,999 12,065
$30,000 to $34,999 12,080
$35,000 to $39,999 13,130
$40,000 to $44,999 12,385
$45,000 to $49,999 12,390
$50,000 to $59,999 24,430
$60,000 to $69,999 22,815
$70,000 to $79,999 20,975
$80,000 to $89,999 18,315
$90,000 to $99,999 15,955
$100,000 and over 101,285
$100,000 to $124,999 31,545
$125,000 to $149,999 22,240
$150,000 and over 47,500
Income of economic families in 2020
Total - Income statistics for economic families in private households - 100% data22 167,155
Median total income of economic family in 2020 ($) 113,000
Median after-tax income of economic family in 2020 ($) 99,000
Average family size of economic families 2.8
Total - Income statistics for couple-only economic families in private households - 100% data 72,300
Median total income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) 106,000
Median after-tax income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) 92,000
Average family size of couple-only economic families 2.0
Total - Income statistics for couple-with-children economic families in private households - 100% data 63,570
Median total income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) 144,000
Median after-tax income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) 125,000
Average family size of couple-with-children economic families 3.9
Total - Income statistics for one-parent economic families in private households - 100% data 23,830
Median total income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) 72,500
Median after-tax income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) 66,500
Average family size of one-parent economic families 2.5
Total - Income statistics for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families in private households - 100% data23 176,675
Median total income in 2020 ($)24 40,800
Median after-tax income in 2020 ($)24 37,200
Total - Income statistics for economic families in private households - 25% sample data25 167,290
Average total income of economic family in 2020 ($) 151,000
Average after-tax income of economic family in 2020 ($) 120,400
Total - Income statistics for couple-only economic families in private households - 25% sample data 72,225
Average total income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) 140,000
Average after-tax income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) 111,400
Total - Income statistics for couple-with-children economic families in private households - 25% sample data 63,625
Average total income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) 189,800
Average after-tax income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) 149,600
Total - Income statistics for one-parent economic families in private households - 25% sample data 23,690
Average total income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) 91,300
Average after-tax income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) 76,000
Total - Income statistics for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families in private households - 25% sample data26 176,080
Average total income in 2020 ($)24 55,850
Average after-tax income in 2020 ($)24 46,080
Low income and income inequality in 2020The letter 'c' in a yellow triangle indicates a correction notice.
Total - LIM low-income status in 2020 for the population in private households - 100% data27 650,380
0 to 17 years 85,590
0 to 5 years 28,350
18 to 64 years 457,950
65 years and over 106,840
In low income based on the Low-income measure, after tax (LIM-AT) 86,125
0 to 17 years 11,150
0 to 5 years 3,325
18 to 64 years 55,890
65 years and over 19,085
Prevalence of low income based on the Low-income measure, after tax (LIM-AT) (%) 13.2
0 to 17 years (%) 13.0
0 to 5 years (%) 11.7
18 to 64 years (%) 12.2
65 years and over (%) 17.9
Total - LICO low-income status in 2020 for the population in private households to whom the low-income concept is applicable - 100% data27 650,380
0 to 17 years 85,590
0 to 5 years 28,345
18 to 64 years 457,945
65 years and over 106,845
In low income based on the Low-income cut-offs, after tax (LICO-AT) 65,275
0 to 17 years 7,110
0 to 5 years 1,960
18 to 64 years 49,925
65 years and over 8,240
Prevalence of low income based on the Low-income cut-offs, after tax (LICO-AT) (%) 10.0
0 to 17 years (%) 8.3
0 to 5 years (%) 6.9
18 to 64 years (%) 10.9
65 years and over (%) 7.7
Total - Inequality measures for the population in private households - 100% data29 650,380
Gini index on adjusted household total income 0.413
Gini index on adjusted household market income 0.504
Gini index on adjusted household after-tax income 0.361
P90/P10 ratio on adjusted household after-tax income 5.0

Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2021 Census of Population.

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How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2022. (table). Census Profile. 2021 Census of Population. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-X2021001. Ottawa. Released July 13, 2022.
https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2021/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed August 9, 2022).

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