Income

The average and median total income levels were lower in the Western Region. which includes Digby, than in Nova Scotia.

Characteristic

Western Region

Western Region (%)

Nova Scotia (%)

Total population 15 years and over

44,737

100

828,846

Without income

2,357

5.3

4.6

With income

42,381

94.7

95.4

Under $5,000

3,275

7.3

8.1

$5,000 to $9,999

4,564

10.2

9.1

$10,000 to $14,999

4,950

11.1

9.4

$15,000 to $19,999

6,193

13.8

10.4

$20,000 to $29,999

7,833

17.5

14.8

$30,000 to $39,999

6,568

14.7

13.3

$40,000 to $49,999

4,389

9.8

10.3

$50,000 to $59,999

2,537

5.7

7.5

$60,000 to $79,999

2,535

5.7

8.7

$80,000 to $99,999

1,182

2.6

4.5

$100,000 and over

713

1.6

3.9

$100,000 to $124,999

438

1.0

2.1

$125,000 and over

275

0.6

1.9

 

Characteristic

Western Region

Nova Scotia

Median income ($) of total population 15
years and over

$25,931

$30,771

Average income ($) of total population 15 years and over

$33,237

$40,564

 

In 2015, families residing in the Western Region earned a lower median and average family income compared to Nova Scotia.

Characteristic

Western Region

Nova Scotia (%)

Total number of Economic families

16,112

286,480

Median family income

$63,736

$76,502

Average family income

$74,066

$93,126

Source: Western REN from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada's Labour Market Information Service (2016)