Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census
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 1.2 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|
|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|
|Richmond Hill (T)||51,000||64,115||25.7||93,506||88,353||-5.5|
|East Gwillimbury (T)||6,885||8,080||17.4||103,978||104,716||0.7|
|Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation (IRI)||...||115||...||...||44,160||...|
|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
- 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 1.5 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#, #qCMA.CMACANAME_E#, 2015
- 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
Median contribution amount
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
- 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.
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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