Table 3 Household budget and expenses by family type

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  Employed low-income Not-employed low-income Employed non-low-income
%
Have a household budget 54 57* 55*
Rarely/never stay on budget 11 14* 9*
Average monthly expenses
Less than $2,000 53 76* 33*
$2,000 to $3,999 40 22* 55*
$4,000 or more 7 F 12*
At least two months behind in...
Paying bills 23 29* 10*
Mortgage payments 5 7* 1*
Loan payments 7 8* 2*
* significant difference from the employed low-income (reference group) at the 5% level
F too unreliable to be published
Note: Results are age-standardized.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Financial Capability Survey, 2009.