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Table 21
Median before-tax and after-tax income of economic families by family type, Canada, 2005
Family type Median before-tax income in 2005 Median after-tax income in 2005
  1. Non-senior couple families are defined as families in which at least one partner is aged 15 to 64.
  2. Senior couple families are defined as families in which both partners are 65 and over.
  3. Refers to women and men aged 15 to 64.
  4. Refers to women and men aged 65 and over.
Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Population, 2006.
Economic families 66,343 57,178
Couple families with children 82,943 70,641
Couple families without children 59,834 51,387
Non-senior couple families1 without children 65,789 55,738
Senior couple families2 without children 45,674 41,943
Lone-parent families 39,227 36,514
Female lone-parent families 36,765 34,658
Male lone-parent families 51,974 45,181
Other economic families 51,319 46,296
Persons not in economic families 24,808 22,382
Women living on their own 22,167 20,575
Non-senior women3 24,985 22,228
Senior women4 19,923 19,304
Men living on their own 28,404 24,921
Non-senior men3 29,538 25,573
Senior men4 23,886 22,271