Nova Scotia reports third lowest median household income in Canada

Nova Scotian households are earning the third lowest amount in the country, barely ahead of New Brunswick and Quebec.

New figures from Statistics Canada report a median household income in the province of $60,764 in 2015, which is a 10.2 per cent increase from 2005.

Nationally, there was a 10.8 per cent increase in the past decade to $70,336.

Nunavut and Saskatchewan saw median income growth of over 36 per cent due to strong commodity prices, while Newfoundland and Labrador, the Northwest Territories, Alberta and Manitoba also grew by more than 20 per cent.

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick reported the highest percentage of children in low-income households at 22.2 per cent, well above the Canadian average of 17 per cent.

(With files from The Canadian Press)