Table 3 
Persons living below the poverty line (Market Basket Measure, 2018 base), Canada, 2015 to 2019 

Persons living below the poverty line (Market Basket Measure, 2018 base), Canada, 2015 to 2019
  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  thousandsthousandsthousandsthousandsthousands % of population% of population% of population% of population% of population
All persons  5,074 4,543 4,188 3,983 3,730 14.5 12.8 11.7 11.0 10.1
Persons under 18 years1 1,115 958 803 748 680 16.4 14.0 11.6 10.8 9.7
   In two-parent families 763 575 505 463 417 13.4 10.2 8.9 8.0 7.2
   In female lone-parent families 272 324 228 230 214 39.4 41.9 33.5 31.7 29.8
Persons 18 to 64 years 3,565 3,180 3,026 2,883 2,702 15.7 14.0 13.2 12.5 11.6
   In economic families 2,016 1,723 1,629 1,456 1,393 10.8 9.2 8.6 7.6 7.2
   Not in an economic family 1,549 1,457 1,397 1,428 1,308 38.8 36.2 35.1 35.6 32.7
Persons 65 years and over 394 405 360 352 349 7.0 7.0 6.0 5.6 5.4
   In economic families 136 149 141 120 132 3.3 3.5 3.3 2.7 2.8
   Not in an economic family 258 256 218 232 217 17.0 16.4 13.0 13.4 11.7
Source(s):
Table 11-10-0135-01 (formerly CANSIM 206-0041).
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