Household income 16%
Unemployment 50%
In labour force 16%
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IndexWest ElginOntarioNational
Median household income$69,611$87,353$82,436
Unemployment rate3.2%4.2%6.4%
In labour force53.8%61.7%63.9%

Key findings

  • The median household income in West Elgin is 16% lower than the national average
  • The unemployment rate in West Elgin is 50% lower than the national average
  • In West Elgin 7.8% of people earn $20,000 or less
  • In West Elgin 11.9% of people earn between $80,000 and $100,000
  • In West Elgin 0.9% of people earn $300,000 or more

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      West Elgin employment by industry

      Labour TypePercent
      Construction industry6.3%
      Manufacturing sector6.5%
      Financial & insurance services1.5%
      Wholesale & retail services5.7%
      Public administration2.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.2%
      Education, health & social services8.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Dutton/Dunwich, ON4,136$84,9633.1%
      Southwest Middlesex, ON6,087$70,32614.7%
      Newbury, ON512$57,07030.8%
      Moravian 47, ON420$43,73846.9%
      West Elgin, ON5,284$69,61115.6%

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      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Morganville, NJ5,284n/a 
      South Amherst, MA5,283n/a 
      Edenwold No. 158, SK5,282$152,32884.8%
      Huntertown, IN5,286n/a 
      Montréal-Ouest, QC5,286$139,48669.2%
      West Elgin, ON5,284$69,61115.6%
      Source: The West Elgin, ON data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada and updated for 2021 by Environics Analytics.