Annex:
Historical low income cut-offs (LICOs) for the base years 1959 (for 1969), 1969, 1978, and 1986

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Table A.1
Low-income cut-offs (LICOs), 1959 base, before tax
  All areas
(no distinction by community size)
Size of family unit
1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4 persons 5 or more persons
Current dollars
1969 1,894 3,157 3,788 4,420 5,051
Note: The 1959-based low-income cut-offs were published only starting with 1969.

 

Table A.2
Low-income cut-offs (LICOs), 1969 base, before tax
Size of family unit Community size
Rural areas outside CMA or CA1 Census Agglomeration (CA) Census Metropolitan Area (CMA)
Less than 30,000 inhabitants2 Between 30,000 and 99,999 inhabitants Between 100,000  and 499,999 inhabitants 500,000 inhabitants or more
1969 Current dollars
1 person 1,890 2,174 2,363 2,434 2,599
2 persons 2,741 3,152 3,426 3,529 3,769
3 persons 3,498 4,022 4,372 4,503 4,809
4 persons 4,159 4,783 5,199 5,355 5,719
5 persons 4,650 5,347 5,812 5,986 6,393
6 persons 5,104 5,870 6,380 6,571 7,018
7 or more persons 5,596 6,435 6,995 7,205 7,695
1. Can include some small population centres.
2. Includes population centres with less than 10,000 inhabitants.

 

Table A.3
Low-income cut-offs (LICOs), 1978 base, before tax
Size of family unit Community size
Rural areas outside CMA or CA3 Census Agglomeration (CA) Census Metropolitan Area (CMA)
Less than 30,000 inhabitants4 Between 30,000 and 99,999 inhabitants Between 100,000  and 499,999 inhabitants 500,000 inhabitants or more
1978 Current dollars
1 person 4,400 4,900 5,300 5,650 5,950
2 persons 5,750 6,450 6,950 7,450 7,850
3 persons 7,700 8,650 9,300 9,950 10,500
4 persons 8,900 10,000 10,750 11,500 12,100
5 persons 10,350 11,600 12,450 13,350 14,100
6 persons 11,300 12,650 13,600 14,550 15,400
7 or more persons 12,450 13,950 15,000 16,050 16,950
Note: After-tax LICOs were never published on a 1959 base, 1969 base, or 1978 base.
3. Can include some small population centres.
4. Includes population centres with less than 10,000 inhabitants.

 

Table A.4
Low-income cut-offs (LICOs), 1986 base, before tax
Size of family unit Community size
Rural areas outside CMA or CA5 Census Agglomeration (CA) Census Metropolitan Area (CMA)
Less than 30,000 inhabitants6 Between 30,000 and 99,999 inhabitants Between 100,000  and 499,999 inhabitants 500,000 inhabitants or more
1986 Current dollars
1 person 8,065 9,266 10,165 10,405 11,847
2 persons 10,933 12,561 13,779 14,105 16,059
3 persons 13,896 15,966 17,514 17,928 20,412
4 persons 15,999 18,382 20,164 20,641 23,501
5 persons 17,480 20,084 22,031 22,552 25,677
6 persons 18,974 21,800 23,914 24,479 27,871
7 or more persons 20,408 23,448 25,721 26,329 29,977
5. Can include some small population centres.
6. Includes population centres with less than 10,000 inhabitants.

 

Table A.5
Low-income cut-offs (LICOs), 1986 base, after tax
Size of family unit Community size
Rural areas outside CMA or CA7 Census Agglomeration (CA) Census Metropolitan Area (CMA)
Less than 30,000 inhabitants8 Between 30,000 and 99,999 inhabitants Between 100,000  and 499,999 inhabitants 500,000 inhabitants or more
1986 Current dollars
1 person 6,414 7,532 8,381 8,607 10,045
2 persons 8,696 10,212 11,364 11,669 13,620
3 persons 11,258 13,220 14,711 15,107 17,632
4 persons 13,242 15,550 17,304 17,769 20,739
5 persons 14,407 16,919 18,826 19,333 22,565
6 persons 15,399 18,083 20,123 20,664 24,118
7 or more persons 16,372 19,226 21,394 21,969 25,641
7. Can include some small population centres.
8. Includes population centres with less than 10,000 inhabitants.
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