Data tables, 2016 Census

Low-income Indicators (4), Individual Low-income Status (6), Age (8) and Sex (3) for the Population in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2016 Census - 100% Data

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This table details low-income indicators , individual low-income status , age and sex for the population in private households in Greater Vancouver
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Age (8) Individual low-income status (6)
Total - Individual low-income statusFootnote 2 Low-income status - not applicableFootnote 3 Low-income status - applicable In low income Not in low income Prevalence of low income (%)Footnote 4
Total - Age 2,426,230 8,970 2,417,260 398,715 2,018,545 16.5
0 to 17 years 443,090 1,560 441,530 83,635 357,895 18.9
0 to 5 years 139,720 435 139,285 24,690 114,595 17.7
6 to 17 years 303,375 1,130 302,245 58,945 243,300 19.5
18 to 24 years 225,835 720 225,110 49,710 175,395 22.1
25 to 54 years 1,066,145 3,615 1,062,530 156,260 906,270 14.7
55 to 64 years 326,310 1,265 325,045 49,250 275,795 15.2
65 years and over 364,855 1,810 363,045 59,860 303,185 16.5

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Footnote 1

Low-income measure, after tax (LIM-AT) - The Low-income measure, after tax, refers to a fixed percentage (50%) of median adjusted after-tax income of private households. The household after-tax income is adjusted by an equivalence scale to take economies of scale into account. This adjustment for different household sizes reflects the fact that a household's needs increase, but at a decreasing rate, as the number of members increases.

Using data from the 2016 Census of Population, the line applicable to a household is defined as half the Canadian median of the adjusted household after-tax income, multiplied by the square root of household size. The median is determined based on all persons in private households where low-income concepts are applicable. Thresholds for specific household sizes are presented in Table 4.2 Low-income measures thresholds (LIM-AT and LIM-BT) for private households of Canada, 2015, Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016.

When the unadjusted after-tax income of household pertaining to a person falls below the threshold applicable to the person based on household size, the person is considered to be in low income according to LIM-AT. Since the LIM-AT threshold and household income are unique within each household, low-income status based on LIM-AT can also be reported for households.

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Footnote 2

Low-income status - The income situation of the statistical unit in relation to a specific low-income line in a reference year. Statistical units with income that is below the low-income line are considered to be in low income.

For the 2016 Census, the reference period is the calendar year 2015 for all income variables.

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Footnote 3

The low-income concepts are not applied in the territories and in certain areas based on census subdivision type (such as Indian reserves). The existence of substantial in-kind transfers (such as subsidized housing and First Nations band housing) and sizeable barter economies or consumption from own production (such as product from hunting, farming or fishing) could make the interpretation of low-income statistics more difficult in these situations.

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Footnote 4

Prevalence of low income - The proportion or percentage of units whose income falls below a specified low-income line.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016127.

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