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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%.
  • 2001 adjusted count; most of these are the result of boundary changes.
Total - After-tax family income groups 6 51,405 25,795 13,650 8,315 3,825 17,010 8,695 7,585 730 2,325 6,280
Under $10,000 920 335 210 100 20 305 240 50 15 40 235
$10,000 to $14,999 1,080 300 230 65 0 265 205 55 10 65 440
$15,000 to $19,999 1,665 395 295 95 10 425 290 125 10 150 690
$20,000 to $24,999 2,265 960 645 210 100 545 385 150 10 85 680
$25,000 to $29,999 3,790 1,945 1,725 190 30 895 680 200 10 185 765
$30,000 to $34,999 4,045 1,890 1,515 240 130 1,115 705 395 10 265 780
$35,000 to $39,999 4,640 2,080 1,445 525 110 1,320 765 530 20 465 780
$40,000 to $44,999 4,230 1,910 1,175 560 175 1,370 765 590 10 345 600
$45,000 to $49,999 3,760 1,745 945 605 195 1,440 810 600 30 240 335
$50,000 to $54,999 3,720 1,840 1,035 550 255 1,385 700 665 20 145 355
$55,000 to $59,999 3,170 1,550 755 550 240 1,310 595 645 70 115 195
$60,000 to $64,999 2,900 1,490 755 530 205 1,190 535 615 40 80 140
$65,000 to $69,999 2,645 1,475 610 575 290 1,080 395 615 65 20 75
$70,000 to $74,999 1,975 1,155 400 570 190 730 340 370 20 25 65
$75,000 to $79,999 1,725 1,010 335 400 265 660 235 350 75 15 40
$80,000 to $89,999 2,865 1,735 505 735 495 1,040 385 540 120 35 50
$90,000 to $99,999 1,810 1,200 325 525 355 590 205 320 60 10 10
$100,000 to $124,999 2,375 1,495 335 740 425 830 270 470 90 25 15
$125,000 and over 1,815 1,270 400 545 325 510 180 290 40 10 20
Median after-tax family income $ 49,178 53,585 43,118 64,243 73,583 52,586 46,849 58,617 75,922 39,627 32,288
Average after-tax family income $ 56,225 61,385 50,827 70,801 78,595 58,671 52,116 64,494 76,258 40,981 34,043
Standard error of average after-tax family income $ 340 483 573 904 1,292 640 921 902 2,624 833 465
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada catalogue no. 97-563-XCB2006070 (Sherbrooke, Code433)