Table 1 Population age 55 to 84 by selected sociodemographic characteristics and retirement status, 2009

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  Never retired Partially retired Fully retired Returned to work
Income quintile %
First 10.0 16.3** 31.5* 5.9E*
Second 16.4 20.0** 27.7* 18.0E
Third 20.1 20.3 19.2 17.3
Fourth 23.8 21.8 13.8* 24.0
Fifth 29.7 21.5* 7.8* 34.9
Source of personal income
Earnings 93.0 41.8* 1.5* 77.4*
Transfers 1.7 7.4** 25.6* F
Savings 1.2 45.3* 70.1* 16.8E*
Other income 2.7 4.2E 2.9 F
No income 1.4E F F F
Home ownership
Mortgage paid off 47.6 62.9* 66.7* 50.3
Mortgaged 36.9 24.1* 11.6* 38.3
Rent 13.3 11.0* 18.3** 8.8E*
Other 1.2E 1.4E 2.2** F
Educational attainment
Less than high school graduation 15.2 17.5 35.8* 12.5E
High school graduation 20.1 18.0 17.3** 18.6
Some postsecondary education 6.1 5.7 4.7** 4.1E
Postsecondary degree 58.7 58.9 42.3* 64.8
Marital status
Married/common-law 79.1 79.0 67.9* 77.7
Divorced/separated 11.8 9.2** 8.4** 13.5
Widowed 3.9 6.6** 19.7* 4.9E**
Never married 5.2 5.2 4.0** 3.9E
Family type
Unattached individual 15.1 17.8* 25.8* 14.8
Couple without children 49.8 61.8** 57.7** 57.1
Couple with children 22.3 12.6* 6.2* 17.4E
Single parent 4.3 2.4E** 3.5** 3.8E
Other 8.5 5.3** 6.9** 6.9E
Visible minority 15.0 5.3* 7.5* F
Immigrant 30.7 21.0* 24.6* 17.9E*
* significantly different from the never-retired before and after age–sex adjustment (p<0.05)
** significantly different from the never-retired before but not after age–sex adjustment (p<0.05)
Source: Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) – Healthy Aging.