Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
In labour force NAT. AVG.
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IndexBig Lakes CountyAlbertaNational
Median household income$69,451$94,624$82,436
Unemployment rate3.3%5.1%6.4%
In labour force56.8%70.9%63.9%

Key findings

  • The median household income in Big Lakes County is 16% lower than the national average
  • The unemployment rate in Big Lakes County is 49% lower than the national average
  • In Big Lakes County 9.6% of people earn $20,000 or less
  • In Big Lakes County 10.7% of people earn between $80,000 and $100,000
  • In Big Lakes County 0.6% of people earn $300,000 or more

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      $46,296 $69,451 $138,902
      $63,076 $94,624 $189,248
      $54,951 $82,436 $164,872
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      Big Lakes County median earnings by income bracket

      Big Lakes County employment by industry

      Labour TypePercent
      Construction industry5.1%
      Manufacturing sector2.3%
      Financial & insurance services0.5%
      Wholesale & retail services5.1%
      Public administration5.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.9%
      Education, health & social services10.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Drift Pile River 150, AB859$40,56050.8%
      Sucker Creek 150A, AB709$36,43655.8%
      Big Lakes County, AB5,434$69,45115.8%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Centerville, IA5,433n/a 
      Cottonwood, CA5,435n/a 
      Breckenridge, TX5,435n/a 
      Memramcook, NB5,432$83,4961.3%
      L'Épiphanie, QC5,436$71,05713.8%
      Big Lakes County, AB5,434$69,45115.8%
      Source: The Big Lakes County, AB data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada and updated for 2021 by Environics Analytics.