Household income 1%
Unemployment 42%
In labour force 6%
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Median household income$81,977$72,311$82,436
Unemployment rate3.7%3.7%6.4%
In labour force67.5%64.3%63.9%

Key findings

  • The median household income in Gatineau is 1% lower than the national average
  • The unemployment rate in Gatineau is 42% lower than the national average
  • In Gatineau 8.2% of people earn $20,000 or less
  • In Gatineau 11.9% of people earn between $80,000 and $100,000
  • In Gatineau 1.4% of people earn $300,000 or more

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      Gatineau employment by industry

      Labour TypePercent
      Construction industry4.7%
      Manufacturing sector2.0%
      Financial & insurance services1.6%
      Wholesale & retail services8.6%
      Public administration15.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.3%
      Education, health & social services13.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Chelsea, QC7,181$145,09776.0%
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      L'Ange-Gardien, QC3,768$94,32214.4%
      Gatineau, QC293,695$81,9770.6%

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      St. Paul, MN297,160n/a 
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      Gatineau, QC293,695$81,9770.6%
      Source: The Gatineau, QC data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada and updated for 2021 by Environics Analytics.