Please note that the information in this document is based on the 2016 census, and Statistics Canada’s definition of the Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo census metropolitan area.
All people of Kitchener-Waterloo deserve good jobs and decent working conditions.
12.2% of people in Kitchener-Waterloo are living below the poverty line.
24.9% of Kitchener-Waterloo households have $40,000 or less after taxes.
22% and 27% of people in Kitchener and in Waterloo, respectively, have public and social sector jobs.
How much income do Kitchener-Waterloo households have?
- In 2015, the median total income of households in Kitchener-Waterloo was $77,229, a change of 1.4% from $76,137 in 2005(*3).
What does housing affordability look like in Kitchener-Waterloo?
- In 2016, there were 200,500 households in Kitchener-Waterloo; 67.9% owned their dwelling.