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Table 4 Median and average wealth by characteristics of major income recipient
Median wealth

Average wealth
1984 1999 2005   1984 1999 2005


2005 $
Overall
67,300
74,400
84,800
 
148,500
202,900
251,700
             
Education level
 
Not a university graduate
60,800
62,300
68,500
 
137,500
167,400
214,700
University graduate
114,800
135,900
144,900
 
218,100
333,500
364,800
               
Age
 
Under 25
3,500
200
F
 
37,200
37,900
F
25 to 34
27,000
17,400
13,400
 
80,500
77,500
71,000
35 to 44
84,700
69,100
84,200
 
158,500
175,000
238,300
45 to 54
142,800
132,700
146,000
 
233,200
285,400
355,900
55 to 64
148,700
177,500
203,500
 
242,300
348,900
409,000
65 and over
93,100
145,200
157,000
 
162,100
244,100
301,700
             
Age/education
 
25 to 34
 
Not a university graduate
24,400
12,800
10,500
 
72,100
57,400
57,800
University graduate
47,500
35,600
F
 
117,600
129,100
F
35 to 54
 
Not a university graduate
92,700
75,800
87,500
 
176,500
179,800
245,100
University graduate
150,100
166,700
208,500
 
252,000
359,800
432,100
             
Immigration status
 
Canadian-born
62,100
69,700
77,000
 
141,500
194,300
238,800
Immigrant
95,700
107,900
122,700
 
177,700
238,600
306,200
In Canada 20 years or more
138,200
197,300
222,100
 
224,400
329,000
385,300
In Canada 10 to 19 years
78,400
51,300
F
 
131,700
162,200
F
In Canada less than 10 years
20,300
15,100
F
 
103,800
87,200
F
             
Family type
 
Unattached individual
 
Elderly
47,700
80,600
100,000
 
90,600
159,100
199,100
Non-elderly
6,600
6,900
5,000
 
54,400
73,600
74,700
 
Couple, no children
83,600
117,100
129,900
 
174,200
281,300
300,700
Couple, children under 18
89,700
89,600
120,200
 
172,000
225,700
350,600
Couple, children 18 and over
179,500
192,900
259,500
 
289,700
360,000
476,500
Elderly couple, no children
139,500
204,500
220,000
 
228,700
323,100
405,900
               
Lone-parent family
2,200
4,200
F
 
45,400
73,500
F
Other
85,500
129,800
130,500
 
167,100
242,100
241,900

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