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Table 25
Before-tax low income status of children and seniors by age groups, Canada,1 1980 and 2005
Children and seniors by age groups 1980 2005
Total population Below the before-tax low income cut-off Total population Below the before-tax low income cut-off
number number percentage number number percentage
  1. Before-tax low income cut-offs are calculated for the 10 provinces only and exclude reserves, barracks, etc.
Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 1981 and 2006.
Total 23,497,120 4,075,080 17.3 30,628,935 4,701,020 15.3
Children under 6 years 2,074,685 414,855 20.0 1,972,050 381,280 19.3
Children 6 to 17 years 4,552,355 849,150 18.7 4,737,035 806,980 17.0
Seniors 65 years and over 2,129,280 637,495 29.9 3,984,680 572,315 14.4