Rossland’s median total income remains higher than B.C.’s. (Stock photo)

Rossland’s median income higher than B.C.’s

The median total income in Rossland rose 32.7 per cent from $31,715 in 2005 to $42,091 in 2015

The rise in median total income in Rossland was lower than the rise in median total income across the province, but Rossland’s median total income remains higher than B.C.’s.

The median total income in Rossland rose 32.7 per cent from $31,715 in 2005 to $42,091 in 2015, compared to a 44.9 per cent increase across B.C. from $22,785 in 2005 to $33,012 in 2015.

The increases both in the city and the province were greater than the national increase, which was only 10.8 per cent.

The breakdown of total income groups in Rossland is as follows:

• Under $10,000 (including loss) — 335 or 11.1 per cent

• $10,000 to $19,999 — 375 or 12.4 per cent

• $20,000 to $29,999 — 350 or 11.6 per cent

• $30,000 to $39,999 — 340 or 11.2 per cent

• $40,000 to $49,999 — 315 or 10.4 per cent

• $50,000 to $59,999 — 215 or 7.1 per cent

• $60,000 to $69,999 — 170 or 5.6 per cent

• $70,000 to $79,999 — 165 or 5.5 per cent

• $80,000 to $89,999 — 155 or 5.1 per cent

• $90,000 to $99,999 — 125 or 4.1 per cent

• $100,000 to $149,999 — 275 or 9.1 per cent

• $150,000 and over — 115 or 3.8 per cent

Another 90 people in Rossland or 3.0 per cent are without a total income.

The median total income for women in Rossland ($34,560) is 68.4 per cent of the total median total income for men ($50,560). In comparison, the median total income of women in B.C. is 68.2 per cent of the total median income of men.

The low income rate is 9.0 per cent in Rossland, compared to 15.5 per cent provincially and 14.2 per cent nationally.

Out of Rossland’s children (17 years old and younger), 12.0 per cent live in low-income households, while 7.9 per cent of the city’s adults (18 to 64 years old) live in low-income households and 9.5 per cent of Rossland’s seniors (65 and over) live in low-income households.

Comparatively, 18.5 per cent of all B.C. children, 14.8 per cent of adults and 14.9 per cent of seniors live in low-income households.

In Rossland, 13.2 per cent of children five and under live in low-income households, compared to 18.0 per cent provincially.



reporter@rosslandnews.com

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