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Table 15
Median total income, in 2005 constant dollars, of couples in economic families, Canada, 1980 to 2005
Couples in economic families Median total income Change
1980 1990 2000 2005 1980 to 2005 2000 to 2005
2005 constant dollars percentage
Notes:
  1. Non-senior couples are defined as couples in which at least one partner is aged 15 to 64.
  2. Senior couples are defined as couples in which both partners are aged 65 and over.
Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2006.
Couples with children 68,219 73,679 78,729 82,943 21.6 5.4
Non-senior couples1 with children 68,349 73,813 78,964 83,306 21.9 5.5
Senior couples2 with children 59,481 66,924 70,719 73,236 23.1 3.6
Couples without children 52,197 55,524 57,074 59,834 14.6 4.8
Non-senior couples1 without children 58,221 61,410 63,532 65,789 13.0 3.6
Senior couples2 without children 29,322 37,687 41,751 45,674 55.8 9.4