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Household income 2%
Unemployment 12%
In labour force 2%
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IndexWinnipegManitobaNational
Median household income$80,928$81,281$82,436
Unemployment rate5.6%4.6%6.4%
In labour force65.5%65.3%63.9%

Key findings

  • The median household income in Winnipeg is 2% lower than the national average
  • The unemployment rate in Winnipeg is 12% lower than the national average
  • In Winnipeg 8.3% of people earn $20,000 or less
  • In Winnipeg 11.7% of people earn between $80,000 and $100,000
  • In Winnipeg 2.3% of people earn $300,000 or more

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $53,946$80,928$161,856
      $54,181$81,281$162,562
      $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, province 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.

      Winnipeg median earnings by income bracket

      Winnipeg employment by industry

      Labour TypePercent
      Construction industry4.0%
      Manufacturing sector5.7%
      Financial & insurance services3.1%
      Wholesale & retail services9.3%
      Public administration4.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.3%
      Education, health & social services14.7%
      Other18.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      East St. Paul, MB9,842$167,185102.8%
      Headingley, MB4,210$154,63987.6%
      West St. Paul, MB6,185$131,52559.5%
      Rosser, MB1,494$104,69027.0%
      Winnipeg, MB775,440$80,9281.8%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Mississauga, ON764,342$94,66314.8%
      Charlotte, NC808,834n/a 
      Brampton, ON735,754$99,75821.0%
      Fort Worth, TX815,930n/a 
      Columbus, OH837,038n/a 
      Winnipeg, MB775,440$80,9281.8%
      Source: The Winnipeg, MB data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada and updated for 2021 by Environics Analytics.