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2006 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations

After-tax Family Income Groups (23A) and Census Family Structure (11) for the Census Families in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2005 - 20% Sample Data

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After-tax family income groups (23A) Census family structure (11)
Total - Census family structure 1 Married couple families 2 Married couple families with no children Married couple families with children under 18 years 3 Married couple families with only children 18 years and over Common-law couple families 4 Common-law couple families with no children Common-law couple families with children under 18 years 5 Common-law couple families with only children 18 years and over Male lone-parent families Female lone-parent families
Note(s) :
  1. Census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations crossing provincial boundaries
    There is one census metropolitan area (Ottawa - Gatineau) and three census agglomerations (Campbellton, Hawkesbury and Lloydminster) that cross provincial boundaries. The data for their respective provincial parts are included with the appropriate census metropolitan area or census agglomeration, with data for the census metropolitan area or census agglomeration within the province of the provincial part that contributes the majority of the population to the area. For example, Ottawa - Gatineau can be found in Ontario, Campbellton in New Brunswick, Hawkesbury in Ontario and Lloydminster in Alberta.
  1. TOTAL - CENSUS FAMILY STRUCTURE
    Census family structure - Refers to the classification of census families into married couples (with or without children of either or both spouses), common-law couples (with or without children of either or both partners), and lone-parent families by sex of parent. A couple may be of opposite or same sex. 'Children' in a census family include grandchildren living with their grandparent(s) but with no parents present.
  2. MARRIED COUPLE FAMILIES
    Includes same-sex married couple families in 2005.
  3. MARRIED COUPLE FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS
    These families may also have children 18 years and over.
  4. COMMON-LAW COUPLE FAMILIES
    Includes opposite-sex and same-sex common-law couple families.
  5. COMMON-LAW COUPLE FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS
    These families may also have children 18 years and over.
  6. TOTAL - AFTER-TAX FAMILY INCOME GROUPS
    Census family total income - The total income of a census family is the sum of the total incomes of all members of that family.

    'Total income' refers to the total money income received from the following sources during calendar year 2005 by persons 15 years of age and over:

    - wages and salaries (total)
    - net farm income
    - net non-farm income from unincorporated business and/or professional practice
    - child benefits
    - Old Age Security pension and Guaranteed Income Supplement
    - benefits from Canada or Quebec Pension Plan
    - benefits from Employment Insurance
    - other income from government sources
    - dividends, interest on bonds, deposits and savings certificates, and other investment income
    - retirement pensions, superannuation and annuities, including those from RRSPs and RRIFs
    - other money income.

    After-tax income of census families - The after-tax income of a census family is the sum of the after-tax incomes of all members of that family. After-tax income of family members or persons not in families refers to total income from all sources minus federal, provincial and territorial income taxes paid for 2005.

    Receipts not counted as income - The income concept excludes gambling gains and losses, lottery prizes, money inherited during the year in a lump-sum, capital gains or losses, receipts from the sale of property, income tax refunds, loan payments received, lump-sum settlements of insurance policies, rebates received on property taxes, refunds of pension contributions as well as all income 'in kind,' such as free meals and living accommodations, or agricultural products produced and consumed on the farm.

    Average income of families (census/economic), persons 15 years of age and over not in families, and households - Average income of families (census/economic) or persons 15 years of age and over not in families or households refers to the weighted mean total income of families (census/economic), persons 15 years of age and over not in families, or households in 2005. Average income is calculated from unrounded data by dividing the aggregate income of a specified group of families (for example, husband-wife families with working wives) or persons 15 years of age and over not in families or households (for example, two-person households) by the number of families, persons not in families, or households in that respective group, whether or not they reported income.

    Median income of families (census/economic), persons 15 years of age and over not in families, and households - The median income of a specified group of families (census/economic), persons 15 years of age and over not in families, or households is that amount which divides their income size distribution, ranked by size of income, into two halves. That is, the incomes of the first half of the families, persons 15 years of age and over not in families, or households are below the median, while those of the second half are above the median. Median incomes of families (census/economic), persons 15 years of age and over not in families, or households are normally calculated for all units in the specified group, whether or not they reported income.

    Standard error of average income - Refers to the estimated standard error of average income for an income size distribution. If interpreted as shown below, it serves as a rough indicator of the precision of the corresponding estimate of average income. For about 68% of the samples which could be selected from the sample frame, the difference between the sample estimate of average income and the corresponding figure based on complete enumeration would be less than one standard error. For about 95% of the possible samples, the difference would be less than two standard errors and, in about 99% of the samples, the difference would be less than approximately two and a half standard errors.

    The above concept and procedures also apply in the calculation of these statistics on the after-tax income of families (census/economic), persons 15 years of age and over not in families and households.
Warning Data quality note(s)
  • Data quality index showing, for the short census questionnaire (100% data), a global non response rate higher than or equal to 5% but lower than 10%.
  • Data quality index showing, for the long census questionnaire (20% sample data), a global non response rate higher than or equal to 5% but lower than 10%.
Total - After-tax family income groups 6 105,205 72,885 32,335 29,335 11,210 14,950 10,110 4,155 685 2,900 14,470
Under $10,000 2,845 1,170 535 485 150 465 355 85 20 225 975
$10,000 to $14,999 2,515 660 370 230 55 445 345 95 0 120 1,295
$15,000 to $19,999 2,990 710 460 220 30 445 325 120 0 185 1,650
$20,000 to $24,999 4,155 1,675 1,255 325 95 775 535 225 10 175 1,525
$25,000 to $29,999 5,775 2,825 2,040 590 195 985 640 305 40 250 1,710
$30,000 to $34,999 6,700 3,535 2,215 1,110 215 1,110 740 355 10 325 1,720
$35,000 to $39,999 6,340 3,965 2,370 1,305 285 1,100 725 365 10 255 1,015
$40,000 to $44,999 6,840 4,330 2,615 1,290 430 1,115 755 310 45 270 1,120
$45,000 to $49,999 6,435 4,470 2,645 1,455 365 940 640 280 20 190 840
$50,000 to $54,999 6,705 4,730 2,260 2,005 460 1,115 715 315 75 170 685
$55,000 to $59,999 6,275 4,825 2,260 1,985 580 875 590 245 45 130 445
$60,000 to $64,999 5,985 4,615 2,010 2,020 575 820 605 185 25 155 395
$65,000 to $69,999 5,545 4,370 1,700 1,940 735 800 535 205 55 85 290
$70,000 to $74,999 5,290 4,345 1,645 1,985 710 630 450 150 30 95 215
$75,000 to $79,999 4,655 3,780 1,295 1,690 800 710 490 165 50 65 95
$80,000 to $89,999 7,470 6,190 2,055 2,965 1,165 995 655 280 55 65 225
$90,000 to $99,999 5,530 4,805 1,455 2,165 1,185 560 345 150 65 50 110
$100,000 to $124,999 7,345 6,520 1,670 3,030 1,820 680 420 200 55 25 120
$125,000 and over 5,810 5,355 1,455 2,530 1,360 375 240 105 35 45 30
Median after-tax family income $ 56,037 63,872 53,607 69,298 79,602 50,377 50,023 48,395 67,345 37,698 30,273
Average after-tax family income $ 63,044 71,370 61,471 76,526 86,425 54,701 54,066 54,117 67,657 42,363 33,872
Standard error of average after-tax family income $ 305 395 611 566 1,043 567 707 995 2,558 1,122 348
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada catalogue no. 97-563-XCB2006070 (Halifax, Code205)