Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
In labour force NAT. AVG.
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IndexWest VancouverBritish ColumbiaNational
Median household income$129,268$86,325$82,436
Unemployment rate2.9%3.9%6.4%
In labour force53.7%64.2%63.9%

Key findings

  • The median household income in West Vancouver is 57% higher than the national average
  • The unemployment rate in West Vancouver is 56% lower than the national average
  • In West Vancouver 7.2% of people earn $20,000 or less
  • In West Vancouver 7.8% of people earn between $80,000 and $100,000
  • In West Vancouver 18.0% of people earn $300,000 or more

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      $86,170 $129,268 $258,536
      $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.

      West Vancouver median earnings by income bracket

      West Vancouver employment by industry

      Labour TypePercent
      Construction industry2.9%
      Manufacturing sector1.7%
      Financial & insurance services3.9%
      Wholesale & retail services6.8%
      Public administration1.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.5%
      Education, health & social services9.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Belcarra, BC695$221,709168.9%
      Lions Bay, BC1,463$155,92589.1%
      North Vancouver, BC94,662$132,87361.2%
      Bowen Island, BC4,211$122,38348.5%
      Burrard Inlet 3, BC2,132$121,15847.0%
      West Vancouver, BC46,220$129,26856.8%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Mission, BC46,224$94,93515.2%
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      Horizon West, FL46,204n/a 
      Potomac, MD46,256n/a 
      Everett, MA46,275n/a 
      West Vancouver, BC46,220$129,26856.8%
      Source: The West Vancouver, BC data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada and updated for 2021 by Environics Analytics.