Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
All income received as wages, salaries and commissions from paid employment and net self-employment income from farm or non-farm unincorporated business and/or professional practice during the reference period.
For the 2016 Census, the reference period is the calendar year 2015 for all income variables.
2016 (100% data); 2011Note 1 (30% sample); 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986 and 1981 (20% sample). For availability prior to 1981, refer to Appendix 2.0.
Population aged 15 years and over in private household
Variable derived based on administrative tax and benefit records received from the Canada Revenue Agency
Positive or negative dollar value or nil
See 'Remarks' under total income.
See also income sources and the detailed definitions for each of the components: wages, salaries and commissions and net self-employment income.
For more information, please refer to Appendix 4.1, Components of income in 2015.
For additional information about data collection method, coverage, reference period, concepts, data quality and intercensal comparability of the income data, refer to the Income Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016.