Table 1
Homeownership by age and family income quintile defined within age groups

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Homeownership by age and family income quintile defined within age groups
  1971 1981 1986 1991 1996 2001 2006
  proportion
Age 20 to 34  
Income quintile  
Bottom 0.308 0.275 0.226 0.197 0.155 0.173 0.190
Second 0.358 0.433 0.397 0.386 0.343 0.360 0.371
Third 0.393 0.478 0.482 0.472 0.485 0.471 0.516
Fourth 0.371 0.497 0.514 0.521 0.572 0.557 0.645
Top 0.379 0.601 0.594 0.630 0.678 0.660 0.767
Age 35 to 54  
Income quintile  
Bottom 0.623 0.568 0.516 0.480 0.418 0.439 0.457
Second 0.673 0.729 0.716 0.690 0.673 0.681 0.681
Third 0.716 0.786 0.778 0.765 0.769 0.770 0.795
Fourth 0.733 0.807 0.807 0.804 0.823 0.830 0.858
Top 0.738 0.821 0.831 0.851 0.864 0.871 0.902
Age 55 to 64  
Income quintile  
Bottom 0.679 0.579 0.567 0.553 0.539 0.543 0.545
Second 0.701 0.718 0.732 0.728 0.734 0.744 0.745
Third 0.708 0.754 0.776 0.786 0.803 0.814 0.823
Fourth 0.728 0.799 0.826 0.846 0.860 0.871 0.885
Top 0.755 0.841 0.870 0.893 0.908 0.914 0.930
Age 65 to 74  
Income quintile  
Bottom 0.628 0.506 0.517 0.527 0.543 0.564 0.529
Second 0.702 0.659 0.660 0.665 0.688 0.718 0.747
Third 0.710 0.701 0.734 0.744 0.774 0.799 0.815
Fourth 0.701 0.723 0.762 0.793 0.833 0.854 0.872
Top 0.721 0.772 0.812 0.852 0.885 0.898 0.919
Age 75 and more  
Income quintile  
Bottom 0.595 0.442 0.433 0.437 0.462 0.502 0.489
Second 0.656 0.565 0.560 0.557 0.569 0.609 0.635
Third 0.686 0.631 0.619 0.615 0.658 0.685 0.719
Fourth 0.674 0.625 0.645 0.671 0.715 0.763 0.788
Top 0.696 0.676 0.697 0.730 0.793 0.834 0.851
Note(s):
The 1976 Census of Population did not collect income information.
Source(s):
Census of Population, 1971, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, and 2006.
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