Median incomes in NS and Canada

Statistics last updated April 29, 2013.

Median After-Tax Household Income, Canada and Nova Scotia (2011 Constant Dollars)

Median After-Tax Household Income by Economic Family Type, Canada and Nova Scotia (2011 Constant Dollars)

Key Points

  • After-tax household incomes in both Canada and Nova Scotia have been trending upward since 1997, though Canadian incomes have been leveling off between 2009 and 2011.
  • In 2011, the median after-tax household income in Canada ($50,700) was 9% higher than the median after-tax household income in Nova Scotia ($46,100).

1976-1984

Median After-Tax Household Income, Canada and Nova Scotia (2011 Constant Dollars)
1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
Canada 48,000 48,800 48,800 48,300 49,500 48,200 46,700 44,900 45,400
Nova Scotia 39,100 40,500 41,400 41,500 42,500 41,100 40,100 38,100 40,800
Source
Statistics Canada, CANSIM Table 202-0802.

1985-1993

Median After-Tax Household Income, Canada and Nova Scotia
(2011 Constant Dollars)
1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993
Canada 45,600 45,300 45,100 46,300 47,000 45,100 42,700 43,100 42,000
Nova Scotia 40,500 39,900 42,200 42,300 41,900 41,000 39,600 39,600 39,200
Source
Statistics Canada, CANSIM Table 202-0802.

1994-2002

Median After-Tax Household Income, Canada and Nova Scotia
(2011 Constant Dollars)
1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Canada 42,300 42,200 41,600 41,400 42,500 44,400 44,700 46,500 46,500
Nova Scotia 38,100 37,600 37,000 36,900 37,500 39,800 39,500 40,800 40,000
Source
Statistics Canada, CANSIM Table 202-0802.

2003-2011

Median After-Tax Household Income, Canada and Nova Scotia
(2011 Constant Dollars)
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Canada 46,400 46,800 47,800 49,000 50,400 51,100 51,000 50,800 50,700
Nova Scotia 39,300 41,200 42,100 42,800 43,700 43,500 44,200 45,000 46,100
Source
Statistics Canada, CANSIM Table 202-0802.

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