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Table 5 Wealth of non-elderly couples with children under 18
1984 1999 2005

Age of major income recipient

2005 $
25 to 54
Average 172,400 224,600 350,700
Median 90,600 90,400 120,300
Net worth <0 (%) 6.2 8.5 8.0
 
25 to 34
Average 109,300 88,000 100,700
Median 50,700 35,500 45,600
Net worth <0 (%) 9.5 16.0 15.4
 
35 to 44
Average 188,200 228,000 348,500
Median 105,000 103,100 126,800
Net worth <0 (%) 4.9 6.8 5.9
 
45 to 54
Average 262,400 376,500 597,700
Median 166,300 186,100 241,900
Net worth <0 (%) 2.8 3.4 4.8

Sources: Statistics Canada, Assets and Debts Survey, 1984;
Survey of Financial Security, 1999 and 2005