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Total income of farm families, 2015

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Released: 2018-08-22

Data on total income of farm families from the Agriculture Taxation Data Program (ATDP) for 2015 are now available. Data files are available upon request.

The ATDP uses taxation records to produce data on total income of farm families.

Total income corresponds to the sum of off-farm income—wages and salaries, net off-farm self-employment income, investment income, pension income, government social transfers (excluding pension amounts) and other off-farm income—and net operating income (total operating revenues less total operating expenses).

Farm families are identified by linking two data sources. One contains the ATDP data of individuals operating incorporated and unincorporated farms. The other, the T1 Family File, contains family units developed by Statistics Canada. Records are linked and farm families are identified through the Social Insurance Number. Linkage results are used to produce aggregate estimates on total income of farm families.

The estimates cover farm families involved in a single farm, either an unincorporated farm with total farm operating revenue equal to or greater than $10,000 or an incorporated farm with total farm operating revenue of $25,000 and over.

  Note to readers

The Agriculture Taxation Data Program (ATDP) underwent a redesign for reference year 2015. Until reference year 2014, the ATDP employed a weighted sample design. Starting in reference year 2015, the ATDP is based on a census of tax-filers thus eliminating sampling and subsequent weighting.

As a result of these changes, data users are advised to use caution when comparing 2015 data with the previous years.

These data are subject to revision.

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