Table 3 
Persons living below the poverty line (Market Basket Measure, 2018 base), Canada, 2016 to 2020 

Persons living below the poverty line (Market Basket Measure, 2018 base), Canada, 2016 to 2020
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
  thousandsthousandsthousandsthousandsthousands % of population% of population% of population% of population% of population
All persons  4,552 4,260 4,065 3,793 2,357 12.9 11.9 11.2 10.3 6.4
Persons under 18 years1 965 818 744 665 333 13.9 11.7 10.6 9.4 4.7
   In two-parent families 575 502 459 408 178 10.1 8.8 7.8 7 3
   In female lone-parent families 329 242 226 204 124 41.7 33.1 31 28.6 16.9
Persons 18 to 64 years 3,180 3,077 2,952 2,760 1,817 14 13.4 12.8 11.8 7.8
   In economic families 1,684 1,613 1,460 1,355 672 9.1 8.6 7.7 7.1 3.5
   Not in an economic family 1,496 1,464 1,492 1,405 1,145 36.2 35.3 35.6 33.6 27.1
Persons 65 years and over 406 365 369 369 207 7.1 6.1 6 5.7 3.1
   In economic families 143 136 118 135 59 3.5 3.3 2.7 3 1.3
   Not in an economic family 262 228 251 234 148 16.3 13 13.7 12 7.4
Source(s):
Table 11-10-0135-01 (formerly CANSIM 206-0041).
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