Table 6
Cases with arrears by type of neighbourhood, March 31st, 2008, seven census metropolitan areas

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Census metropolitan areas Total cases Cases in arrears
number percent number percent median amount owing in dollars
Halifax1 3,810 100 2,345 61.5 2,560
Lowest income neighbourhoods 790 100 530 67.1 2,679
Highest income neighbourhoods 570 100 340 59.6 2,547
Moncton 1,735 100 1,175 67.7 2,240
Lowest income neighbourhoods 350 100 240 68.6 2,544
Highest income neighbourhoods 250 100 165 66.0 1,805
Saint John 1,995 100 1,225 61.4 1,888
Lowest income neighbourhoods 380 100 255 67.1 2,202
Highest income neighbourhoods 295 100 180 61.0 1,728
Regina 1,325 100 810 61.1 3,102
Lowest income neighbourhoods 300 100 205 68.3 3,067
Highest income neighbourhoods 195 100 110 56.4 3,117
Saskatoon 1,325 100 770 58.1 3,819
Lowest income neighbourhoods 320 100 205 64.1 3,420
Highest income neighbourhoods 215 100 115 53.5 3,583
Calgary2 7,380 100 4,825 65.4 6,476
Lowest income neighbourhoods 1,980 100 1,400 70.7 6,381
Highest income neighbourhoods 1,170 100 685 58.5 5,723
Edmonton2 9,760 100 6,175 63.3 6,025
Lowest income neighbourhoods 2,260 100 1,530 67.7 6,182
Highest income neighbourhoods 1,635 100 950 58.1 6,000
Total 27,330 100 17,325 63.4 4,411
Lowest income neighbourhoods 6,380 100 4365 68.4 4,766
Highest income neighbourhoods 4,330 100 2545 58.8 4,145
1. In Nova Scotia, arrears owing does not include default on penalties and fees.
2. In Alberta, arrears due includes interest owing. Alberta began charging interest on a monthly basis on all outstanding arrears in September 2008.
Note: Includes non-interjurisdiction support order and interjurisdictional support order-out cases with at least one child beneficiary under the age of 20 and with a known location. As a result of the random rounding methodology, some small differences can be expected in the corresponding values between tables.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Survey of Maintenance Enforcement Programs and Census of Population, 2006.
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