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Tables

  • Table 14   Median after-tax income, by economic family type
  • Table 15   Average household expenditures

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Table 14  Median after-tax income, by economic family type
  1989 1999 2009
$ constant 2009
Economic families, two people or more 56,200 55,100 63,800
Elderly families 39,200 39,300 46,800
  Married couples only 35,200 38,700 46,400
  All other elderly families 52,200 41,900 49,000
Non-elderly families 58,400 58,200 68,100
  Married couples only 53,900 53,900 63,800
  Two-parent families with children 61,300 63,500 75,600
  Married couples with other relatives 80,400 82,800 97,300
  Lone-parent families 28,600 30,100 39,700
  All other non-elderly families 48,600 51,100 58,500
Unattached individuals 22,400 20,600 25,500
Elderly males 21,000 21,100 26,700
Elderly females 17,900 19,400 22,400
Non-elderly males 28,000 24,500 28,200
Non-elderly females 22,700 19,200 25,300
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 202-0605.

 

Table 15  Average household expenditures
  1999 2009
$
Total expenditures 52,616 71,117
Total current consumption 36,984 50,734
  Food 5,981 7,262
  Shelter 9,865 14,095
  Household operation 2,373 3,428
  Household furnishings and equipment 1,498 1,896
  Clothing 2,290 2,841
  Transportation 6,819 9,753
  Health care 1,245 2,004
  Personal care 699 1,200
  Recreation 2,933 3,843
  Reading materials and other printed matter 272 232
  Education 746 1,238
  Tobacco products and alcoholic beverages 1,172 1,506
  Games of chance (net amount) 258 255
  Miscellaneous 832 1,180
Personal taxes 11,451 14,399
Personal insurance payments and pension contributions 2,815 4,269
Gifts of money and contributions 1,367 1,715
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 203-0001.

 

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