Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Toronto, (CMA) - Ontario

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Median income of households

  • In 2015, the median total income of households in Toronto was $78,373, a change of 3.3% from $75,862 in 20051.

Figure 1.1 Median total income of households, Canada, Ontario, Toronto, 1995 to 2015

Figure 1.1 description Long description for Figure 1.1 Median total income of households, Toronto, 1995 to 2015

Figure 1.2 Distribution of households by household total income, Canada, Ontario, Toronto, 2015

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Distribution of households by household total income, Canada, Ontario, Toronto, 2015

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

Geography Number of households Median total income of households
2006 2016 % change 2005 2015 % change
Toronto 1,801,255 2,135,910 18.6 75,862 78,373 3.3
New Tecumseth (T) 10,040 12,905 28.5 88,203 85,988 -2.5
Bradford West Gwillimbury (T) 7,945 11,590 45.9 95,155 93,254 -2.0
Pickering (CY) 28,225 30,915 9.5 100,111 99,701 -0.4
Ajax (T) 28,615 37,550 31.2 96,881 96,949 0.1
Uxbridge (TP) 6,655 7,660 15.1 95,064 98,991 4.1
Vaughan (CY) 69,535 94,250 35.5 102,460 105,351 2.8
Markham (CY) 77,200 102,680 33.0 94,581 89,028 -5.9
Richmond Hill (T) 51,000 64,115 25.7 93,506 88,353 -5.5
Whitchurch-Stouffville (T) 8,525 15,355 80.1 102,236 102,997 0.7
Aurora (T) 15,655 18,850 20.4 105,569 106,708 1.1
Newmarket (T) 25,090 28,675 14.3 96,581 95,589 -1.0
King (TP) 6,395 8,145 27.4 108,567 118,309 9.0
East Gwillimbury (T) 6,885 8,080 17.4 103,978 104,716 0.7
Georgina (T) 15,260 16,820 10.2 77,581 81,695 5.3
Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation (IRI) ... 115 ... ... 44,160 ...
Toronto (C) 979,440 1,112,930 13.6 62,506 65,829 5.3
Mississauga (CY) 214,945 240,910 12.1 84,478 83,018 -1.7
Brampton (CY) 125,930 168,010 33.4 85,633 87,290 1.9
Caledon (T) 18,210 21,255 16.7 105,665 113,651 7.6
Mono (T) 2,340 2,920 24.8 105,040 117,325 11.7
Orangeville (T) 9,420 10,565 12.2 81,835 85,241 4.2
Oakville (T) 56,580 66,270 17.1 109,328 113,666 4.0
Milton (T) 18,445 34,255 85.7 102,540 104,730 2.1
Halton Hills (T) 18,785 21,080 12.2 101,199 106,349 5.1

Figure 1.3 Median total income of households by household type, Toronto, 2005 and 2015

Low income

  • In 2015, 912,405 persons or 15.6% were in low income, while in 2005, 14.1% of the persons in Toronto lived in low income2.
  • The low-income rate for persons under 18 years of age was 19.7% compared to 14.7% for persons aged 18 to 64 and 13.8% for persons 65 and over in 2015.
  • Persons living in lone-parent families had a higher rate of low income at 26.3%, while those living in couple families without children had a lower rate of 8.4%.

Figure 1.4 Percentage of persons in low income by five-year age groups, Toronto, 2015

Figure 1.4 description Long description for Figure Percentage of persons in low income by five-year age groups, Toronto, 2015

Figure 1.5 Percentage of persons in low income, Canada, Ontario, Toronto and its census subdivisions, 2015

Figure 1.5 description Long description for Figure 1.5 Percentage of persons in low income, Canada, Ontario, Toronto and its census subdivisions, 2015

Figure 1.6 Percentage of persons in low income by census family type, Canada, #LI_PERSONS_FAM_FOCUS.PRNAME_E[7]#, #qCMA.CMACANAME_E#, 2015

Figure 1.6 description Long description for Figure 1.6 Percentage of persons in low income by census family type, Canada, Ontario, Toronto, 2015

Savings

  • In 2015, 70.0% of households in Toronto 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 Toronto, 2015

Figure 1.7 description Long description for Figure 1.7 Percentage of households contributing to RRSPs, RPPs or TFSAs, RRSPs, RPPs and TFSAs

Median contribution amount

$ 9,874

$ 4,872

$ 4,481

$ 5,939

Income of couples

  • In 30.9% of couples in Toronto, each partner had fairly equal incomes3 in 2015 while men had higher income in 48.0% of couples and women had higher income in the remaining 21.0% 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 1.9 Characteristics of couples' total income, Toronto and its census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations, 2015

Figure 1.9 description Long description for Figure 1.9 Characteristics of couples' total income by province and territory, Toronto, 2015

  • In 2015, the median total income of couples in Toronto was $86,397.
  • The median income of higher-income partners in 2015 was $59,463 and the median income of lower-income partners was $22,594.

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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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