Table 2 
Persons living below Canada's official poverty line (Market Basket Measure), 2013 to 2017 

Persons living below Canada's official poverty line (Market Basket Measure), 2013 to 2017
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
  thousandsthousandsthousandsthousandsthousands % of all persons% of all persons% of all persons% of all persons% of all persons
All persons  4,167 3,910 4,238 3,739 3,412 12.1 11.3 12.1 10.6 9.5
Persons under 18 years1 974 836 900 755 622 14.5 12.4 13.3 11.0 9.0
   In two-parent families 598 467 585 429 386 10.8 8.3 10.3 7.6 6.8
   In female lone-parent families 310 292 252 288 185 41.2 41.9 36.4 37.3 27.1
Persons 18 to 64 years 2,974 2,831 3,049 2,701 2,553 13.3 12.6 13.4 11.9 11.1
   In economic families 1,667 1,522 1,622 1,342 1,307 9.0 8.2 8.7 7.2 6.9
   Not in an economic family 1,307 1,309 1,427 1,359 1,246 33.4 33.0 35.8 33.8 31.3
Persons 65 years and older 219 242 289 284 238 4.2 4.5 5.1 4.9 3.9
   In economic families 79 92 96 111 97 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.6 2.2
   Not in an economic family 140 151 193 172 141 9.7 10.3 12.7 11.0 8.4
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