Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
'After-tax income' refers to total income less income taxes of the statistical unit during a specified reference period. Income taxes refers to the sum of federal income taxes, provincial and territorial income taxes, less abatement where applicable. Provincial and territorial income taxes include health care premiums in certain jurisdictions. Abatement reduces the federal income taxes payable by persons residing in Quebec or in certain self-governing Yukon First Nation settlement lands.
For the 2016 Census, the reference period is the calendar year 2015 for all income variables.
2016 (100% data); 2011Note 1 (30% sample); 2006 (20% sample).
Population 15 years and over in private households
Census families in private households
Economic families in private households
Variable derived based on administrative tax and benefit records received from the Canada Revenue Agency.
Positive or negative dollar value or nil
See total income and income taxes.
For additional information about data collection method, coverage, reference period, concepts, data quality and intercensal comparability of the income data, please refer to the Income Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016.
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