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Thursday, April 24, 2008

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2006 Census

On May 1, 2008, Statistics Canada will release a detailed analysis of data from the 2006 Census on earnings and income.

This analysis will be presented in an online document, titled Earnings and Incomes of Canadians Over the Past Quarter Century, 2006 Census, which will be available on our website at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time, on May 1.

The first part of this report examines changes in "earnings" during the past 25 years, that is, income from employment (wages and salaries), as well as net income from self-employment. The second part explores "family earnings," in other words, income from employment received by all members of an economic family.

The third and final part of the report examines "family income," which refers to income from all sources, including wages and salaries, government transfer payments, investments and retirement pensions.

In addition, the analysis explores trends in low income rates and in incomes for recent immigrants.

Also available will be several tables containing 2006 Census data on shelter costs. Supplementing the 2006 Census data on dwelling characteristics released in September 2007, shelter cost information will provide a more detailed picture of housing in Canada. An analytical report on housing and shelter costs will be released on June 4, 2008.

For more information, contact Media Relations (613-951-4636), Communications and Library Services Division.