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Table 9
Median earnings, in 2005 constant dollars, of economic families by family type, Canada, 1980 to 2005
Family type1 Median earnings Change
1980 1990 2000 2005 1980 to 2005 2000 to 2005
2005 constant dollars percentage
Note:
  1. In this table, only economic families of working age are included, that is, couple families where at least one partner is aged 15 to 64 and, similarly, lone-parent families where the parent is aged 15 to 64.
Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2006.
Economic families 58,293 61,031 63,304 63,715 9.3 0.6
Couple families 60,845 64,874 68,420 69,658 14.5 1.8
Couple families with children 62,991 67,852 72,936 75,997 20.6 4.2
Couple families without children 55,991 58,575 60,504 58,869 5.1 -2.7
Lone-parent families 31,491 31,602 32,719 33,694 7.0 3.0
Female lone-parent families 27,590 28,381 29,174 30,598 10.9 4.9
Male lone-parent families 52,421 48,999 47,108 47,943 -8.5 1.8