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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)
  • Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.
  • 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 2,121,610 1,156,930 555,890 397,570 203,470 611,850 298,005 283,660 30,185 77,935 274,885
Under $10,000 45,800 21,745 12,510 6,485 2,750 11,615 7,895 3,280 435 2,365 10,070
$10,000 to $14,999 48,660 14,900 9,740 4,205 955 8,670 6,650 1,885 135 3,245 21,840
$15,000 to $19,999 66,260 20,830 13,010 6,320 1,505 12,995 8,820 3,875 300 4,125 28,310
$20,000 to $24,999 103,630 50,300 38,055 9,385 2,860 19,015 12,570 5,905 545 4,600 29,715
$25,000 to $29,999 141,290 80,350 65,270 11,155 3,925 26,140 17,340 8,230 570 5,605 29,190
$30,000 to $34,999 151,870 80,865 59,245 15,250 6,370 34,565 21,050 12,810 705 7,150 29,290
$35,000 to $39,999 170,415 86,995 56,420 23,075 7,500 44,190 23,530 19,700 965 8,745 30,485
$40,000 to $44,999 160,725 80,520 48,270 23,620 8,630 46,840 23,985 21,655 1,200 8,235 25,125
$45,000 to $49,999 151,000 77,335 42,130 24,835 10,370 47,380 23,675 22,260 1,445 7,260 19,020
$50,000 to $54,999 142,525 74,465 35,955 26,545 11,965 47,490 22,130 23,710 1,650 6,165 14,405
$55,000 to $59,999 129,525 68,455 30,025 25,735 12,690 45,405 20,680 22,700 2,020 4,995 10,670
$60,000 to $64,999 117,310 63,840 24,830 25,945 13,065 42,015 18,890 21,280 1,845 3,850 7,595
$65,000 to $69,999 105,725 59,995 21,595 25,415 12,985 37,605 16,455 19,025 2,120 2,630 5,500
$70,000 to $74,999 91,265 53,310 17,595 23,055 12,660 32,255 13,615 16,630 2,010 2,050 3,645
$75,000 to $79,999 78,110 46,205 13,980 20,720 11,500 27,770 11,495 14,560 1,710 1,545 2,595
$80,000 to $89,999 124,965 77,095 20,395 35,315 21,380 42,570 17,035 22,075 3,460 2,100 3,195
$90,000 to $99,999 85,695 55,180 13,525 24,765 16,885 28,025 10,855 14,490 2,675 960 1,530
$100,000 to $124,999 113,820 76,915 16,655 34,580 25,680 33,885 12,515 17,455 3,915 1,220 1,795
$125,000 and over 93,020 67,615 16,680 31,155 19,785 23,420 8,810 12,125 2,480 1,090 900
Median after-tax family income $ 50,719 54,307 42,382 64,251 72,491 55,734 50,758 59,025 73,074 41,758 33,254
Average after-tax family income $ 58,586 63,485 51,169 72,590 79,342 61,170 56,027 64,803 77,811 46,028 35,776
Standard error of average after-tax family income $ 69 103 134 187 240 110 171 144 490 443 95
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada catalogue no. 97-563-XCB2006070 (Quebec / Québec, Code24)