Census 2016 and the House of Commons: Income

Census 2016 and the House of Commons: Income

September 13, 2017 9:58amET

New 2016 census data from Statistics Canada shows the income levels for all 338 federal ridings.

Here are the 10 ridings with the highest median household income. Half are found in Calgary and Edmonton:

Fort McMurray–Cold Lake, AB  $155,906
Sherwood Park–Fort Saskatchewan, AB  $124,239
Calgary Rocky Ridge, AB  $121,462
Oakville North–Burlington, ON  $120,556
Northwest Territories  $117,688
Carleton, ON  $117,649
King–Vaughan, ON  $112,829
St. Albert–Edmonton, AB  $111,469
Calgary Signal Hill, AB  $111,190
Calgary Shepard, AB  $110,703


Quebec has eight of the 10 ridings with the lowest median household income:

Bourassa, QC  $43,347
Papineau, QC  $43,451
Hamilton Centre, ON  $43,717
Laurier–Sainte-Marie, QC  $45,225
Sherbrooke, QC  $45,481
Winnipeg Centre, MB  $46,282
Hochelaga, QC  $46,365
Trois-Rivières, QC  $47,490
Québec, QC  $47,907
Beauport–Limoilou, QC  $47,955


Browse the map to see numbers for all 338 federal ridings:

Federal ridings were redrawn in 2012 based on the 2011 census — with an additional 30 seats added to the House of Commons.

Riding-by-riding population numbers were released in February, with language information coming in early August.

For more on the 2016 Census, here’s CPAC’s Danielle Young:

-Andrew Thomson