The top half of Alberta families receive 87% of the province's income. That, of course, means the bottom half share just 13% of the pie. And that is said to be the most unequal distribution in Canada.
A report issued by the Alberta College of Social Workers and the University of Alberta's Parkland Institute found:
- 87 per cent of earnings in the province goes to the top half of families.
- The top 10 per cent of Alberta families get 28 per cent of after-tax income, while the bottom 10 per cent of families get only 1.7 per cent;
- The top one per cent of Alberta earners have an average income of $675,200 compared to an average of $353,100 for the top one per cent nationally.
- The median income in Alberta in 2009 was $68,100, while the median income among Alberta CEOs was just under $2.5 million.
- Albertans consistently work longer hours, with less time off and holidays, than almost anyone else in the developed world.