Results from the Survey of Household Spending, 2017

Release date: December 12, 2018
Results from the Survey of Household Spending, 2017
Results from the Survey of Household Spending, 2017

Results from the Survey of Household Spending, 2017

How did spending vary by household type?

A glimpse of selected expenditures by household type
  Household type
  One person households Couples without children Couples with children Lone-parent households
Category Average annual expenditure per household
Shelter $13,011 $17,978 $24,846 $17,136
Transportation $5,974 $13,165 $18,209 $10,766
Food $4,650 $8,908 $11,917 $7,519
Clothing and accessories $1,582 $3,037 $5,244 $3,134
Communications $1,441 $2,312 $3,110 $2,399
Education $629 $973 $3,129 $1,983
Tobacco products and alcoholic beverages $1,101 $1,986 $1,535 $999
Total expenditure on goods and services $36,854 $64,952 $88,088 $56,296

Homeownership by select household type in 2017

  • One person households 47%
  • Couples without children 79%
  • Couples with children 79%
  • Lone-parent households 59%

Couples with children were more likely to own a vehicle than one person households

  • One person households 65%
  • Couples without children 93%
  • Couples with children 95%
  • Lone-parent households 78%

Notes:

1. Canada-level statistics include the 10 provinces only.

Source: Survey of Household Spending, 2017.

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