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IndexOak BayBritish ColumbiaNational
Median household income$120,046$86,325$82,436
Unemployment rate2.3%3.9%6.4%
In labour force54.1%64.2%63.9%

Key findings

  • The median household income in Oak Bay is 46% higher than the national average
  • The unemployment rate in Oak Bay is 64% lower than the national average
  • In Oak Bay 5.7% of people earn $20,000 or less
  • In Oak Bay 9.1% of people earn between $80,000 and $100,000
  • In Oak Bay 10.9% of people earn $300,000 or more

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      $80,022 $120,046 $240,092
      $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.

      Oak Bay median earnings by income bracket

      Oak Bay employment by industry

      Labour TypePercent
      Construction industry2.1%
      Manufacturing sector1.2%
      Financial & insurance services2.3%
      Wholesale & retail services5.5%
      Public administration5.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.4%
      Education, health & social services16.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Highlands, BC2,398$125,12251.8%
      Central Saanich, BC18,572$108,37931.5%
      Colwood, BC19,837$108,18931.2%
      Metchosin, BC4,998$103,78125.9%
      View Royal, BC12,511$101,38923.0%
      Oak Bay, BC18,885$120,04645.6%

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      Oak Bay, BC18,885$120,04645.6%
      Source: The Oak Bay, BC data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada and updated for 2021 by Environics Analytics.