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Family income and income of individuals, related variables: Sub-provincial data, 2015

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Released: 2017-07-12

Data for 2015 family income and related demographic variables areas are now available for various sub-provincial geographic areas.

  Note to readers

Data from this release are based on the census family concept for families. Data are derived from personal income tax returns filed in spring 2016, and are not adjusted on the basis of Statistics Canada's population estimates.

Census family refers to a married or a common-law couple, with or without children at home, or a lone parent of any marital status, with at least one child living at home. There are no restrictions on the age of the children. This concept differs from the economic family concept used in most income data tables associated with the Canadian Income Survey and the Census of Population. Economic family refers to a group of two or more persons who live in the same dwelling and are related to each other by blood, marriage, common-law, adoption or a foster relationship.

CANSIM tables are available for census metropolitan areas (CMA) and for census agglomerations (CA). A CMA or CA is formed by one or more adjacent municipalities centred on a population centre (also known as the core). A CMA must have a total population of at least 100,000, of which 50,000 or more must live in the core. A CA must have a core population of at least 10,000.

Data in this release have been tabulated according to the 2011 Standard Geographical Classification used for the 2011 Census.


Data for Income of Families (Catalogue number13C0016, various prices), Income of Individuals (Catalogue number13C0016, various prices), Income of Individuals (Catalogue number13C0015, various prices), and Income of Seniors (Catalogue number89C0022, various prices) are available for Canada, the provinces and territories, federal electoral districts, economic regions, census divisions, census metropolitan areas, census agglomerations, census tracts, and postal-based geographies. These custom services are available upon request.

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