Income by postal code: Mapping Canada’s richest and poorest neighbourhoods

Income by Postal Code in Canada

Global News

Patterns of wealth and poverty on maps are often the key to interpreting patterns on other maps. Murder sites of male homicide victims in Toronto, for example, follow the classic checkmark shape of the city’s low-income neighbourhoods. Using Google’s Fusion Tables mapping tool, we are able to map income across the country in 1,576 postal areas. Scroll down for interactive maps.

Vancouver and Victoria

In the Lower Mainland, some of the richer areas include West Point Grey and other neighbourhoods bordering the University Endowment Lands, as well as large parts of North and West Vancouver. Poorer areas are along East Hastings, in the Strathcona and Downtown Eastside neighbourhoods, as well as part of Burnaby. The FSA which includes the Downtown Eastside has a median family income of just $36,779 – nearly $30,000 less than the Canadian median. – Leslie Young,


Outside major cities (especially Halifax) the Maritimes are…

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