Nordel (top) has the lowest median income in North Delta, while the highest is in Sunshine Hills (bottom). (James Smith photo)

CENSUS: North Delta income levels vary by neighbourhood

North Delta neighbourhoods have higher than average incomes, except in a few areas

North Delta has larger disparities in median annual income than the rest of Delta, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada.

The 2016 census offers a break down of income by census tracts, which in North Delta roughly correspond to its neighbourhoods: Cougar Canyon, Royal York, Scottsdale/Burnsview, Sunshine Hills, Canterbury Heights, Sunbury/Sunstone, Richardson, Townline and Royal Heights, Kennedy, and Nordel.

In North Delta, the lowest median income is in Nordel, where households make $72,485 a year. The highest is in Sunshine Hills, at $117,632 a year — a difference of $45,147. That is the largest disparity within any of Delta communities. The next highest is in Tsawwassen, where there is a $41,291 difference between the highest and the lowest income areas.

In North Delta, income levels tend to cluster. In the neighbourhoods bordering Scott Road between 72 Ave and 88 Ave, the median income hovers between $72,000 and $75,000 a year — the lowest in the community. However, these areas still have a higher median income than the Surrey neighbourhoods on the other side of Scott Road. Those neighbourhoods have a median income between $60,000 and $65,000.

At the western edge of North Delta, following Highway 91, the incomes are among the highest in Delta: between $100,000 and $120,000.

When the household type changes, so does the median income.

Median income for North Delta neighbourhoods
Infogram

Generally, North Delta census families with two adults and children have the highest median income. In the Cougar Canyon area, which has a median household income of $100,864, a couple with kids makes $123,605. A couple without kids has a median income of $104,192.

Some areas of North Delta have significant differences in the median income of different household types. In Sunshine Hills, for example, a couple with kids makes $145,152, while a single parent family makes a median income of $69,888 — a difference of $75,264.

In all neighbourhoods, single parents households have the lowest median income. The area with the lowest is Nordel, where single parents make a median income of $51,392 a year. The highest is in Royal York, where single parents make $76,416 a year.

Income Single Parents North Delta
Infogram

The median income for single parents changes depending on whether the parent is a man or a woman. This difference is most obvious in Sunshine Hills, where the median income for a single mother is $57,984 and the median income for a single father is $113,408. In Nordel, single mothers and single fathers have much closer median incomes: $51,264 and $54,400 respectively.

Proportion of single parents in North Delta neighbourhoods
Infogram

Cougar Canyon and Richardson have the highest proportion of single parents in North Delta — however, the actual number of single parents is quite low, less than 200 individuals per census tract. In all cases, single fathers make up less than 30 per cent of the single parents in any given neighbourhood.



grace.kennedy@northdeltareporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Surrey’s Jujhar Khaira registers first two-goal game of NHL career

The Edmonton Oilers forward has nine points in 16 games this season

Movie about Surrey’s ‘Sandwich Nazi’ now airing on multiple streaming sites

‘The Sandwich Nazi’ film first aired in 2015 amidst conflict between star and director

UPDATE: Poor ventilation likely cause of carbon monoxide incident at Delta farm

All 42 patients have been released from hospital, according to Delta Fire

Proposed Delta bylaw to change rules about secondary suites, parking

Most of the changes in Delta’s new bylaw are largely administrative, but could impact some homeowners

VIDEO: IHIT identifies Langley murder victim

IHIT is now on scene investigating the death.

Tourism Delta seeks North Deltan for board of directors

Candidates must have “ability to represent the needs of the community and understand the challenges”

B.C. actress’s role in Wonder brings perspective to the topic of bullying

Crystal Lowe plays bully’s mother in the Hollywood movie

Site C decision coming Monday

Premier John Horgan to announce fate of dam project at B.C. legislature

VIDEO: Man frustrated that Vancouver taxi driver won’t take him home to New Westminster

Kuldip Gill says that not being able to get a ride to the suburbs is a constant problem

Legacy of Amanda Todd lives on through B.C. foundation

Todd’s mother Carol stresses the importance of putting the phone down and talking with children

UPDATE: Train hits hydro pole, causes outage near Deltaport

No injuries reported but traffic in and out of Deltaport is blocked

VIDEO: Vancouver Whitecaps acquire star striker Kei Kamara

Kamara has 103 goals and 39 assists in 298 appearances over 11 Major League Soccer seasons

Smartphone pedometers underestimate steps, but valuable health tool: study

UBC researchers found the iPhone underestimated steps by 21.5 per cent

Most Read