Statistical Profile of Artists in Edmonton in 2021

We are pleased to provide these important statistics on artists and cultural workers captured by our partner, Hill Strategies. The report’s findings strengthen our vision, and we will continue to commit to providing much-needed appropriate, non-market creative space, to ensure our Professional Cultural Workers stay in Edmonton. 

Summary Information About Cultural Workers in Edmonton

There are 21,200 workers in arts, culture, and heritage occupations in Edmonton, representing 3.7% of the 578,900 people in the local labor force, slightly above the provincial average of 3.3%. One in every 27 workers in Edmonton has a cultural occupation.

In 2020, a typical cultural worker in Edmonton had:

  • Employment income of $42,400, 6% less than all Edmonton workers ($45,200)
  • Total personal income of $48,800, 7% less than all workers in the city ($52,400)
  • Household income of $114,000, 6% less than all local workers ($121,000)

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