Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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Ottawa, Census division (CD) - Ontario

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Median income of households

  • In 2015, the median total income of households in Ottawa was $85,981, a change of 4.2% from $82,537 in 20051.

Figure 1.1 Distribution of households by household total income, Ottawa and higher level geographies, 2015

Figure 1.1 description Long description for Figure 1.1 Distribution of households by household total income, Ottawa and higher level geographies, 2015

Number and median total income of households, Ottawa and its census subdivisions, 2005 and 2015

Geography Number of households Median total income of households
2006 2016 % change 2005 2015 % change
Ottawa 321,100 373,760 16.4 82,537 85,981 4.2
Ottawa (City) 321,100 373,755 16.4 82,537 85,981 4.2

Figure 1.2 Median total income of households by household type, Ottawa, 2005 and 2015

Low income

  • In 2015, 115,175 persons or 12.6% were in low income, while in 2005, 11.8% of the persons in Ottawa lived in low income2.
  • The low-income rate for persons under 18 years of age was 16.0% compared to 12.2% for persons aged 18 to 64 and 9.4% for persons 65 and over in 2015.
  • Persons living in lone-parent families had a higher rate of low income at 26.9%, while those living in couple families without children had a lower rate of 4.9%.

Figure 1.3 Percentage of persons in low income by five-year age groups, Ottawa, 2015

Figure 1.3 description Long description for FigureFigure 1.3 Percentage of persons in low income by five-year age groups, Ottawa, 2015

Figure 1.4 Percentage of persons in low income, Canada, Ontario, Ottawa and its census subdivisions, 2015

Figure 1.4 description Long description for Figure 1.4 Percentage of persons in low income, Canada, Ontario, Ottawa and its census subdivisions, 2015

Figure 1.5 Percentage of persons in low income by census family type, #qCD.OFFNAME# and higher level geographies, 2015

Figure 1.5 description Long description for Figure 1.5 Percentage of persons in low income by census family type, Canada, Ontario, Ottawa, 2015

Savings

  • In 2015, 72.3% of households in Ottawa contributed to Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs), Registered Pension Plans (RPPs), or Tax-free Savings Accounts (TFSAs). In Ontario, 67.2% of households contributed to an account while 65.2% of households contributed nationally.

Percentage of households contributing to RRSPs, RPPs or TFSAs, RRSPs, RPPs and TFSAs, Ottawa, 2015

Figure 1.6 description Long description for Figure 1.6 Percentage of households contributing to RRSPs, RPPs or TFSAs, RRSPs, RPPs and TFSAs

Median contribution amount

$ 10,664

$ 4,156

$ 6,538

$ 7,781

Income of couples

  • In 34.1% of couples in Ottawa, each partner had fairly equal incomes3 in 2015 while men had higher income in 47.2% of couples and women had higher income in the remaining 18.8% of couples.
  • For Canada overall, each partner had fairly equal incomes in 32.0% of couples with men having the higher income in 50.7% of couples and women having higher income in 17.3% of couples.

Figure 1.7 Characteristics of couples' total income, Ottawa and its census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations, 2015

Figure 1.7 description Long description for Figure 1.7 Characteristics of couples' total income by province and territory, Ottawa, 2015

  • In 2015, the median total income of couples in Ottawa was $111,850.
  • The median income of higher-income partners in 2015 was $75,696 and the median income of lower-income partners was $33,233.

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Source:

Statistics Canada. 2017. Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-404-X2016001. Ottawa, Ontario. Data products, 2016 Census.

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