Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
In labour force NAT. AVG.
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Median household income$75,449$72,311$82,436
Unemployment rate2.2%3.7%6.4%
In labour force55.0%64.3%63.9%

Key findings

  • The median household income in Melbourne is 8% lower than the national average
  • The unemployment rate in Melbourne is 67% lower than the national average
  • In Melbourne 4.8% of people earn $20,000 or less
  • In Melbourne 12.4% of people earn between $80,000 and $100,000
  • In Melbourne 0.8% of people earn $300,000 or more

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      $50,294 $75,449 $150,898
      $48,202 $72,311 $144,622
      $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.

      Melbourne median earnings by income bracket

      Melbourne employment by industry

      Labour TypePercent
      Construction industry3.8%
      Manufacturing sector12.9%
      Financial & insurance services1.2%
      Wholesale & retail services5.5%
      Public administration1.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.0%
      Education, health & social services9.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Saint-Denis-de-Brompton, QC4,642$95,85916.3%
      Racine, QC1,174$84,2822.2%
      Ulverton, QC417$78,2805.0%
      Saint-Claude, QC1,219$77,9105.5%
      Val-Joli, QC1,762$76,3857.3%
      Melbourne, QC1,096$75,4498.5%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Healy, AK1,096n/a 
      Newhall, IA1,096n/a 
      Convoy, OH1,096n/a 
      Oyen, AB1,096$73,05511.4%
      Spirit River, AB1,096$96,12116.6%
      Melbourne, QC1,096$75,4498.5%
      Source: The Melbourne, QC data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada and updated for 2021 by Environics Analytics.