Table A1
Distribution of senior families by various characteristics, 2016

Table A1
Distribution of senior families by various characteristics, 2016
Table summary
This table displays the results of Distribution of senior families by various characteristics All and With debt, calculated using percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).
All With debt
percent
Sex of major income earner
Male 55.4 59.8
Female 44.6 40.2
Age of major income earner
65 to 69 30.6 42.5
70 to 74 25.5 29.0
75 to 79 17.5 15.9
80 and over 26.4 12.6
Highest level of education of major income earner
Less than high school 31.2 25.1
High school diploma 23.9 23.6
Non-university postsecondary certificate or diploma 25.0 28.5
University degree or certificate 19.9 22.8
Family structureTable A1 Note 1
Unattached individual 47.8 37.8
Male 16.6 14.0
Female 31.2 23.8
Couple, no children 42.6 46.9
Other family types 9.7 15.3
Immigrant status of major income earner
Immigrant 25.9 23.2
Canadian-born 74.1 76.8
Home ownership statusTable A1 Note 2
Owners with a mortgage 12.0 46.6
Owners without a mortgage 54.9 28.5
Non-owners 33.1 24.9
Labour force status of major income earner
Employee 8.7 13.9
Self-employed 6.2 9.2
Not in the labour force 85.0 76.8
Province or region of residence
Atlantic 7.9 9.5
Quebec 27.4 26.1
Ontario 36.3 35.4
Manitoba 3.2 3.0
Saskatchewan 3.1 2.2
Alberta 8.0 8.8
British Columbia 14.2 15.0
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