Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
In labour force NAT. AVG.
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IndexBurnabyBritish ColumbiaNational
Median household income$79,480$86,325$82,436
Unemployment rate3.7%3.9%6.4%
In labour force64.9%64.2%63.9%

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Key findings

  • The median household income in Burnaby is 4% lower than the national average
  • The unemployment rate in Burnaby is 42% lower than the national average
  • In Burnaby 10.7% of people earn $20,000 or less
  • In Burnaby 10.4% of people earn between $80,000 and $100,000
  • In Burnaby 2.9% of people earn $300,000 or more

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      $52,981 $79,480 $158,960
      $57,544 $86,325 $172,650
      $54,951 $82,436 $164,872
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Burnaby median earnings by income bracket

      Burnaby employment by industry

      Labour TypePercent
      Construction industry4.2%
      Manufacturing sector3.9%
      Financial & insurance services3.7%
      Wholesale & retail services10.0%
      Public administration2.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.3%
      Education, health & social services10.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Belcarra, BC695$221,709168.9%
      Anmore, BC2,569$186,538126.3%
      Lions Bay, BC1,463$155,92589.1%
      North Vancouver, BC94,662$132,87361.2%
      West Vancouver, BC46,220$129,26856.8%
      Burnaby, BC258,827$79,4803.6%

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      Kitchener, ON259,162$80,6252.2%
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      Lubbock, TX257,013n/a 
      Burnaby, BC258,827$79,4803.6%
      Source: The Burnaby, BC data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada and updated for 2021 by Environics Analytics.