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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 6 112,550 81,640 38,515 29,925 13,195 11,835 6,650 4,405 780 3,710 15,365
Under $10,000 2,760 1,255 545 530 185 455 290 135 25 245 805
$10,000 to $14,999 1,885 495 265 185 55 210 120 90 0 175 1,000
$15,000 to $19,999 2,945 750 410 245 85 420 265 140 10 230 1,550
$20,000 to $24,999 4,085 1,675 1,140 405 125 465 290 155 25 225 1,715
$25,000 to $29,999 5,850 3,035 2,245 630 155 765 480 255 30 260 1,790
$30,000 to $34,999 7,610 4,770 3,485 1,135 150 800 415 375 10 250 1,790
$35,000 to $39,999 8,125 5,300 3,720 1,340 230 1,045 520 475 45 260 1,525
$40,000 to $44,999 7,585 5,400 3,535 1,500 365 910 475 420 25 275 995
$45,000 to $49,999 7,860 5,780 3,540 1,775 470 895 505 345 40 265 920
$50,000 to $54,999 7,455 5,455 3,150 1,800 505 965 595 345 30 285 745
$55,000 to $59,999 6,740 5,105 2,470 1,980 655 845 435 360 45 215 570
$60,000 to $64,999 6,550 5,150 2,340 2,085 725 770 430 310 35 185 445
$65,000 to $69,999 6,325 5,170 2,260 2,265 645 570 340 180 45 185 400
$70,000 to $74,999 5,230 4,315 1,780 1,760 775 500 350 120 35 100 310
$75,000 to $79,999 4,920 4,145 1,585 1,915 640 485 240 180 65 140 145
$80,000 to $89,999 7,310 6,330 1,895 2,780 1,655 565 270 175 120 180 235
$90,000 to $99,999 5,480 4,875 1,365 2,255 1,255 350 195 115 40 70 175
$100,000 to $124,999 7,970 7,180 1,745 3,025 2,410 545 290 185 75 75 165
$125,000 and over 5,865 5,455 1,040 2,295 2,120 270 130 55 85 65 75
Median after-tax family income $ 55,089 61,680 50,623 67,973 85,244 49,715 49,587 47,136 74,570 44,011 32,658
Average after-tax family income $ 62,535 69,415 57,827 74,620 91,431 53,676 52,783 51,298 74,681 47,131 36,517
Standard error of average after-tax family income $ 288 362 499 555 1,013 625 877 840 2,927 1,026 372
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada catalogue no. 97-563-XCB2006070 (St. Catharines - Niagara, Code539)