Table 6 Consumption and income dispersion measures1

Warning View the most recent version.

Archived Content

Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Please "contact us" to request a format other than those available.

  Consumption Income
P90/P10
Late 40s 2.7 3.4
Mid-50s 2.7 4.2
Early 60s 2.9 4.9
Late 60s 2.6 3.5
Early 70s 2.4 3.2
P75/P25
Late 40s 1.6 1.9
Mid-50s 1.7 2.1
Early 60s 1.7 2.1
Late 60s 1.6 2.0
Early 70s 1.6 1.9
Mean absolute deviation
Late 40s 0.313 0.400
Mid-50s 0.318 0.442
Early 60s 0.321 0.484
Late 60s 0.281 0.385
Early 70s 0.290 0.380
1. Adjusted for family size.
Sources: Statistics Canada, Survey of Family Expenditures (FAMEX), 1982 to 1992; Survey of Household Spending (SHS), 1997 to 2008.