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Income, spending

Tables

  • Table 15   Median after-tax income, by economic family type
  • Table 16   Average household expenditures

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Table 15  Median after-tax income, by economic family type
  1987 1997 2007
  $ 2007 constant
Economic families, two people or more 52,500 50,100 61,800
Elderly families 35,300 37,000 44,900
  Married couples only 31,000 35,400 44,100
  All other elderly families 45,800 43,800 49,500
Non-elderly families 55,100 52,900 65,500
  Married couples only 51,200 48,800 61,000
  Two-parent families with children 58,000 57,700 73,000
  Married couples with other relatives 73,600 72,000 93,800
  Lone-parent families 25,800 25,400 36,300
  All other non-elderly families 44,200 45,700 57,900
Unattached individuals 20,600 19,000 24,200
Elderly males 19,000 20,100 23,400
Elderly females 16,900 18,200 21,300
Non-elderly males 25,100 20,800 27,600
Non-elderly females 22,100 17,800 22,700
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 202-0605.

 

Table 16  Average household expenditures
  1998 2008
  $
Total expenditures 50,588 71,364
Total current consumption 35,874 51,068
  Food 5,795 7,435
  Shelter 9,724 14,183
  Household operation 2,323 3,345
  Household furnishings and equipment 1,518 1,967
  Clothing 2,188 2,856
  Transportation 6,325 9,722
  Health care 1,168 2,044
  Personal care 682 1,189
  Recreation 2,924 4,066
  Reading materials and other printed matter 273 253
  Education 704 1,179
  Tobacco products and alcoholic beverages 1,203 1,495
  Games of chance (net amount) 243 260
  Miscellaneous 805 1,075
Personal income taxes 10,847 14,599
Personal insurance payments and pension contributions 2,729 4,023
Gifts of money and contributions 1,138 1,674
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 203-0001.