Whistler’s 2016 median taxfiler income revealed a statistical increase of 2% from 2015. The 2016 performance levels still remain below the income required to maintain the same purchasing power as in 2000.
Why monitor this
Median individual income can help reflect a community's overall economic wellbeing. it is also one measure contributing to individual quality of life. Median income is a commonly measured indicator and is readily comparable across communities.
What this measures
This indicator tracks the median individual income of people who place a Whistler address on their annual tax return. The Median income is compared against the benchmark required to maintain the purchasing power that taxfilers had in 2000. Data is collected annually by the Federal Government but is only made available two years after the close of the specific tax reporting cycle.