Household income 24%
Unemployment 38%
In labour force 9%
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Median household income$102,035$87,353$82,436
Unemployment rate4.0%4.2%6.4%
In labour force58.4%61.7%63.9%

Key findings

  • The median household income in Markham is 24% higher than the national average
  • The unemployment rate in Markham is 38% lower than the national average
  • In Markham 6.2% of people earn $20,000 or less
  • In Markham 10.5% of people earn between $80,000 and $100,000
  • In Markham 5.5% of people earn $300,000 or more

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      Markham employment by industry

      Labour TypePercent
      Construction industry2.4%
      Manufacturing sector5.1%
      Financial & insurance services6.0%
      Wholesale & retail services9.7%
      Public administration1.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.2%
      Education, health & social services8.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Aurora, ON61,058$126,90953.9%
      Vaughan, ON321,974$124,18750.6%
      Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON52,025$121,11846.9%
      Pickering, ON96,267$115,17039.7%
      Ajax, ON138,303$110,97234.6%
      Markham, ON359,111$102,03523.8%

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      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Tampa, FL361,477n/a 
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      Honolulu, HI349,597n/a 
      Anaheim, CA346,776n/a 
      Markham, ON359,111$102,03523.8%
      Source: The Markham, ON data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada and updated for 2021 by Environics Analytics.