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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 16,260 11,765 6,650 3,810 1,300 2,070 1,260 710 0 400 2,020
Under $10,000 415 200 120 70 10 40 35 10 0 25 150
$10,000 to $14,999 385 180 125 45 10 30 15 15 0 30 145
$15,000 to $19,999 565 155 130 10 15 55 45 10 0 35 320
$20,000 to $24,999 785 360 305 50 0 140 80 55 0 20 260
$25,000 to $29,999 1,155 700 620 70 10 150 105 40 0 40 260
$30,000 to $34,999 1,040 730 615 85 25 120 80 40 0 10 180
$35,000 to $39,999 1,105 785 535 240 15 150 75 70 0 30 140
$40,000 to $44,999 1,090 765 475 210 75 160 95 55 0 55 115
$45,000 to $49,999 1,205 905 560 265 80 190 110 65 0 15 90
$50,000 to $54,999 1,125 885 595 220 70 135 90 40 0 35 65
$55,000 to $59,999 1,035 805 410 295 100 155 105 45 0 25 50
$60,000 to $64,999 965 745 380 310 50 145 90 55 0 20 55
$65,000 to $69,999 750 560 245 255 60 110 75 40 0 20 55
$70,000 to $74,999 785 660 275 310 75 90 75 10 0 0 35
$75,000 to $79,999 615 555 215 265 85 45 20 25 0 0 10
$80,000 to $89,999 925 795 305 380 105 85 50 20 0 10 40
$90,000 to $99,999 735 565 200 235 125 125 55 45 0 15 25
$100,000 to $124,999 840 780 280 305 195 50 15 35 0 0 10
$125,000 and over 725 625 255 190 180 90 35 25 0 0 0
Median after-tax family income $ 51,836 56,212 48,442 65,800 78,348 49,958 49,734 48,638 0 40,482 27,785
Average after-tax family income $ 59,301 64,698 56,474 72,138 84,936 58,015 53,185 62,384 0 40,876 32,847
Standard error of average after-tax family income $ 793 1,001 1,308 1,833 2,363 1,936 1,793 4,426 0 2,314 891
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada catalogue no. 97-563-XCB2006070 (Vernon, Code918)