T1 Family File, Final Estimates, 2015
Section 2 - The data tables

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The following section lists the T1FF standard tables on census families, individuals and seniors available for Canada, provinces and territories, federal electoral districts, economic regions, census divisions, census metropolitan areas, census agglomerations, and census tracts. Postal geography is also available for these standard tables. In some cases, tables retrieved in an Excel format have been divided in parts for display purposes. The T1FF standard tables are available at no cost on CANSIM for the following geographies: Canada, provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations (CA starting as of 2008).

Characteristics such as age and marital status are as of December 31 of the reference year. The mailing address at the time of filing is the basis for the geographic information in the tables.

Tables cover a mix of income and demographic variables. The series of tables on individuals and census families also include two special types of tables referred to as Economic Dependency Profile and Labour Income Profile.

Economic Dependency Profile:

The Economic Dependency Profile tables provide information on government transfers by type of payment and their impact on Canadians living in a given geographical area. The impact is shown through the ratio of transfer dollars to the total employment income reported by Canadians.

Beginning with 1988, the tab Economic Dependency Profile includes the federal sales tax (FST) credit as an additional component of transfer payments. In 1990, the goods and services tax (GST) credit began replacing the FST credit, and completely replaced it by 1991. Beginning with the 1997 data, this became the goods and services tax (GST)/harmonized sales tax (HST) credit.

The provincial tax credits and non-taxable income are included in transfer payments and in total income for the first time with the 1990 data. This category was split in 1994 to show separately workers' compensation, social assistance, and provincial refundable tax credits/family benefits.

The addition of variables such as GST and provincial tax credits increases the sums reported for transfer payments and has an impact on the economic dependency ratios. These changes should be taken into consideration when making comparisons to data from previous years.

Beginning in 1993, the (Canada) Child Tax Benefit replaces the Federal Family Allowance Program and child tax credits.

Starting with the 1996 data, a dependency ratio is calculated for government transfers (a ratio that, for the first time, excludes private pensions).

The following table indicates which transfer payments appear on the tables. The variables that apply to the transfer payments are indicated with a “✓”.

Table I
Data Table Contents by Transfer Payment
Table summary
This table displays the results of Data Table Contents by Transfer Payment. The information is grouped by Transfer Payment (appearing as row headers), Number reporting, Amount (thousands dollars), Contributes to Economic Dependency Ratio, Provincial Index and Canadian Index (appearing as column headers).
Transfer Payment Number reporting Amount ($'000) Contributes to EDR Provincial Index Canadian Index
Employment Income does not apply does not apply does not apply
Government Transfers
Employment Insurance does not apply does not apply
GST/HST Credit does not apply does not apply
Canada Child Tax Benefit does not apply does not apply
Old Age Security/Net Federal Supplements does not apply does not apply
Canada/Quebec Pension Plans does not apply does not apply
Workers' Compensation does not apply does not apply
Social Assistance does not apply does not apply
Provincial Refundable Tax Credits/Family Benefits does not apply does not apply
Other Government Transfers does not apply does not apply

Labour Income Profile:

The Labour Income Profile tables contains counts and total income amounts data for persons with any type of income, as well as more detailed counts and sources of income for persons with labour income. These tables also look at different combinations of types of labour income.

The following table indicates the types of income that are included in the Labour Income Profile table. The variables that apply to each type of income are indicated with a “✓”.

Table J
Labour Income Data Table Contents
Table summary
This table displays the results of Labour Income Data Table Contents Number Reporting, Amount (thousands dollars), Median (dollars), Provincial Index and Canadian Index (appearing as column headers).
Number Reporting Amount ($'000) Median ($) Provincial Index Canadian Index
Taxfilers and Dependents does not apply does not apply does not apply does not apply
Taxfilers does not apply does not apply does not apply does not apply
Total Income
Labour Income does not apply does not apply does not apply
Employment Income
Wages/Salaries/Commissions does not apply does not apply does not apply
Self-Employment Income does not apply does not apply does not apply
Wages/Salaries/Commissions only does not apply does not apply does not apply
Self-employment only does not apply does not apply does not apply
Wages/Salaries/Commissions and Self-Employment does not apply does not apply does not apply
Employment Insurance Benefits does not apply

Tables on Census Families:

Standard tables on census families started in 1990. Starting with the 1994 tax year, two tables were added to the census family series, bringing the total number of standard tables to 16.

Beginning with the 1995 data, a 17th table was added to the series; this table looks at low income among census families, according to the Low Income Measure (LIM). Starting with the 1997 tax year, a new table (the 18th) was introduced showing after-tax low income families, based on the After-Tax Low Income Measure.

As of 2007, table 16 on census families and persons by language of tax form was terminated. As of 2015, tables F-11 and F-12 on counts of individuals with labour income and employment insurance were moved to the Individual table series and were renumbered as I-11 and I-12.

The table topics are the following:

Table F-01: Summary census family income table
CANSIM Table 111-0009 Characteristics of families, summary census family income table

Table F-02: Taxfilers and dependents by age groups and census family type
CANSIM Table 111-0010 Characteristics of families, taxfilers and dependents by age groups and census family type

Table F-03: Census families by age of older partner or parent and number of children
CANSIM Table 111-0011 Characteristics of families, census families by age of older partner or parent and number of children

The non CANSIM version of this table is in 3 parts.

Table F-04: Distribution of total income by census family type and age of older partner, parent or individual
CANSIM Table 111-0012 Characteristics of families, distribution of total income by census family type and age of older partner, parent or individual

The non CANSIM version of this table is in 3 parts.

Table F-05: Census families by total income, family type and number of children
CANSIM Table 111-0013 Characteristics of families, census families by total Income, family type and number of children

The non CANSIM version of this table is in 2 parts.

Table F-06: Sources of income by census family type
CANSIM Table 111-0014 Characteristics of families, sources of income by census family type

Table F-07: Economic dependency profile of couple families
CANSIM Table 111-0016 Characteristics of families, Economic dependency profile by census family type

Table F-08: Economic dependency profile of lone-parent families and persons not in census families
CANSIM Table 111-0016 Characteristics of families, Economic dependency profile by census family type

Table F-09: Labour income profile of couple families
CANSIM Table 111-0017 Characteristics of families, Labour income profile by census family type

Table F-10: Labour income profile of lone-parent families and persons not in census families
CANSIM Table 111-0017 Characteristics of families, Labour income profile by census family type

Table F-13: Single-earner and dual-earner census families by number of children
CANSIM Table 111-0020 Characteristics of families, single-earner and dual-earner census families by number of children

Note: Excluded from this table are census families where a spouse (either one in couple families, or the sole parent in lone-parent families) reported negative employment income, and census families where both spouses (in couple families, or the sole parent in lone-parent families) reported no employment income.

Table F-14: Couple families by percentage of wife's contribution to couple’s employment income and by number of children
CANSIM Table 111-0021 Characteristics of families, couple families by wife’s contribution to couple’s employment income and by number of children

The non CANSIM version of this table is in 3 parts.

Note: Excluded from this table are:

Table F-15: Census families with children by age of children and children by age groups
CANSIM Table 111-0022 Characteristics of families, census families with children by age of children and children by age groups

Table F-17: Before-tax low income status (based on census family low income measures, LIMs) by family type and family composition
CANSIM Table 111-0015 Characteristics of families, before-tax and after-tax low income status (based on census family low income measures, LIMs) by family type and family composition

For all couple families, all lone-parent families, all persons not in census families and a total of these three groups, the table contains the following information:

For low-income couple families, low-income lone-parent families, low-income persons not in census families and a total of these three groups, the same information as outlined above is available:

Table F-18: After-tax low income status (based on census family low income measures, LIMs) by family type and family composition
CANSIM Table 111-0015 Characteristics of families, before-tax and after-tax low income status (based on census family low income measures, LIMs) by family type and family composition

For all couple families, all lone-parent families, all persons not in census families and a total of these three groups, the table contains the following information:

For low-income couple families, low-income lone-parent families, low-income persons not in census families and a total of these three groups, the same information as outlined above is available:

Tables on Individuals:

The tables on individuals contain counts and income amounts data for all persons with income. Also included are demographic data on the Canadian population, such as marital status, sex, age groups and single years of age.

Standard tables on individuals started in 1986. They included a basic series of tables, plus the Economic Dependency Profile and Labour Income Profile. Beginning with the 1989 data, the number of basic tables for each area was reduced from nine to five. It is important to note that this reduction in tables has not resulted in any loss of information from previous years. A reformatting of existing tables was the primary reason for the change. A sixth table was added to the series with the release of the 1999 data, a seventh table was added with the release of the 2003 data and an eighth table was added with the release of the 2007 data.

As of 2015, the Census Family tables F-11 and F-12 on counts of individuals with labour income and employment insurance were moved to the Individual table series and were renumbered as I-11 and I-12.

Before 2015, the data tables on Individuals were referred to as the Neighbourhood income and demographics tables.

The table topics are the following:

Table I-01: Taxfilers and dependents, summary table, income and demographics of individuals
CANSIM Table 111-0004 Characteristics of individuals, taxfilers and dependents, summary table, income and demographics of individuals

For data prior to 1992, demographic characteristics are provided for taxfilers only.

Table I-02: Taxfilers and dependents by sex, marital status and age groups
CANSIM Table 111-0005 Characteristics of individuals, taxfilers and dependents by sex, marital status and age groups

The marital status "Common Law" is reported in table 2. This is as a result of the Canada Revenue Agency providing taxfilers with a separate box permitting common-law couples to indicate their marital status. For data prior to 1992, it is undetermined where common-law couples would have reported their marital status on the individual income tax return.

For data prior to 1992, demographic characteristics are provided for taxfilers only.

Table I-03: Taxfilers and dependents by single years of age
CANSIM Table 111-0006 Characteristics of individuals, taxfilers and dependents by single years of age

The non CANSIM version of this table is in 3 parts.

Table I-04: Taxfilers and dependents with income by source of income
CANSIM Table 111-0007 Characteristics of individuals, taxfilers and dependents with income by source of income

Table I-05: Taxfilers and dependents with income by total income, sex and age groups
CANSIM Table 111-0008 Characteristics of individuals, taxfilers and dependents with income by total income, sex and age groups

The non CANSIM version of this table is in 3 parts.

Table I-06: Taxfilers and dependents with income by sex, income taxes, selected deductions and benefits
CANSIM Table 111-0026, Characteristics of individuals, taxfilers and dependents with income by sex, income taxes, selected deductions and benefits

Table I-07: Taxfilers and dependents with income by after-tax income, sex and age groups
CANSIM Table 111-0043, Characteristics of individuals, taxfilers and dependents with income by after-tax income, sex and age groups

The non CANSIM version of this table is in 3 parts.

Table I-08: Taxfilers and dependents with income by income taxes and after-tax income, sex and age groups
CANSIM Table 111-0044 Characteristics of individuals, taxfilers and dependents with income by income taxes and after-tax income, sex and age groups

Table I-09: Economic dependency profile of individuals
CANSIM Table 111-0025 Characteristics of individuals, Economic dependency profile of individuals

Each table contains the following information for government transfers (total) and each of its components:

Table I-10: Labour income profile of individuals
CANSIM Table 111-0024 Characteristics of individuals, Labour income profile of individuals

The Labour Income Profile table is divided into the categories below. A brief description of each category follows. See also the Glossary.

Table I-11: Taxfilers and dependents 15 years of age and over with labour income by sex and age groups
CANSIM Table 111-0018 Characteristics of individuals, taxfilers and dependents 15 years of age and over with labour income by sex and age groups

Table I-12: Taxfilers and dependents 15 years of age and over receiving employment insurance by age groups and sex
CANSIM Table 111-0019 Characteristics of individuals, taxfilers and dependents 15 years of age and over receiving employment insurance by age groups and sex

Tables on Seniors:

Beginning with the 1990 tax year, four tables concentrating on seniors and their census family situation were available. With the 1994 data, a fifth table on senior individuals was added to the previous four.

Beginning with 2007, the age groups for tables 3, 4 and 5 have been changed to the following ones: 0 to 34, 35 to 54, 55 to 64 and 65+.

The table topics are the following:

Table S-01: Senior census families by family type and age of older partner, parent or individual
CANSIM Table 111-0032 Characteristics of seniors, senior census families by family type and age of older partner, parent or individual

The non CANSIM version of this table is in 3 parts.

Table S-02: Taxfilers and dependents in senior census families by family type, sex and age groups
CANSIM Table 111-0033 Characteristics of seniors, taxfilers and dependents in senior census families by family type, sex and age groups

The non CANSIM version of this table is in 3 parts.

Table S-03: Sources of income of senior couple families by age of older partner
CANSIM Table 111-0034 Characteristics of seniors, sources of income of senior census families by family type and age of older partner, parent or individual

Table S-04: Sources of income of senior lone-parent families and senior persons not in census families by age of parent or individual
CANSIM Table 111-0034 Characteristics of seniors, sources of income of senior census families by family type and age of older partner, parent or individual

Table S-05: Taxfilers and dependents, seniors with income by source of income and age groups
CANSIM Table 111-0035 Characteristics of seniors, taxfilers and dependents, seniors with income by source of income and age groups

Table Footnotes and Historical Availability

All tables on census families:

Table F-01:

Table F-02:

Table F-03:

Table F-04:

Table F-05:

Table F-06:

Tables F-07 and F-08:

Tables F-09 and F-10:

Table F-13:

Table F-14:

Table F-15:

Table F-16:

Table F-17:

Table F-18:

All tables on individuals:

Table I-01:

Table I-02:

Table I-03:

Table I-04:

Table I-05:

Table I-06:

Table I-07:

Table I-08:

Table I-09:

Table I-10:

Table I-11:

Table I-12:

All tables on seniors:

Table S-01:

Table S-02:

Table S-03:

Table S-04:

Table S-05:


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