The median income per home in BC at $70,000 was pretty much on par with the national median. “It was actually $70,300 and compared to 2005, it was $63,500 so so that represented an 11% increase over that period time,” said Jennifer Yuen, Stats Canada analyst.

When compared to the rest of the western provinces, Alberta had the highest median income at $93,835.

Median incomes were higher in same-sex couples than in opposite sex couples due to a greater portion of same-sex couples are in their prime working years.

Female same-sex couples earned a median total income of $92,587 in 2015 while male same-sex couples recorded a median income of $100,707 – the highest of all couple types.