New Brunswick has slipped to the bottom of the list of median household income of all provinces and territories, down from second-lowest in 2005.
Statistics Canada’s latest release of 2016 census data provides details about income levels across Canada, where the national household median sat at $70,336 in 2015.
In New Brunswick, the median was $59,347.
This number is up, however, from New Brunswick’s median income of $53,483 in 2005.
The second-lowest ranked province or territory was Quebec, at $59,822.
While the Atlantic provinces and Canada showed lower medians than the rest of Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador went from the lowest median income in the region in 2005, at $52,204, to the highest in 2015, at $62,272.
The release notes that “among metropolitan areas in the rest of Atlantic Canada, only the median income in Miramichi, N.B., grew at a faster pace than the slowest-growing Newfoundland and Labrador metropolitan area.”