Table 1
Selected personal characteristics of respondents who declared their household income on the General Social Survey, Canada, 2004

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  Household income in dollars
0 to 14,999 15,000 to 29,999 30,000 to 39,999 40,000 to 59,999 60,000 and over
percentage
Age group 
Under 25 17 14 16 13 12
25 to 34 13 15 18 22 19
35 to 44 13 15 18 22 26
45 to 54 15 12 14 19 25
55 and over 42 44 34 25 17
Marital status
Married or common-law 28 49 59 67 76
Single 34 27 27 24 19
Separated or divorced 19 13 10 7 4
Widow or widower 18 11 5 2 1
Immigrant status
Recent immigrant (arrived between 1999 and 2004) 9 4 4 3 2
Established immigrant (arrived prior to 1999) 16 17 17 17 16
Non-immigrant 75 79 79 80 82
Visible minority status
Visible minority 16 11 12 11 9
Not a visible minority 83 87 86 88 90
Don't know or not stated 1 1 1 1 1
Main activity 
Working at a paid job or business 18 40 54 64 78
Looking for paid work 6 3 2E 1E 0.4E
Student 17 11 10 9 8
Household work1 16 9 8 8 6
Retired 30 33 24 16 7
Other2 12 4 2E 2 0.8
Evening activities (number per month)
Less than 10 45 36 29 21 13
10 to 19 19 21 24 25 25
20 to 29 13 17 17 21 24
30 and over 23 26 31 33 38
Household size of respondent
One household member  50 26 18 12 4
Two household members  26 41 38 37 30
Three household members  12 14 20 20 22
Four household members  7 11 14 19 29
Five household members  3E 5 7 9 11
Six household members or more  2E 3 3E 4 4
Location of residence
Urban 74 73 76 78 84
Rural 26 27 24 22 16
Type of dwelling
Single detached 37 50 57 64 78
Semi-detached, row house or duplex 15 17 16 16 12
Apartment 44 30 24 18 9
Other 4 4 3 2 1
Home ownership
Own 36 53 65 74 88
Rent 64 47 35 25 12
Length of residency
Less than 1 year 22 16 15 13 11
1 to 4 years 31 30 31 30 30
5 to 9 years 14 16 15 17 19
10 years or more 33 38 39 40 40
E  use with caution, coefficient of variation is high (16.6% to 33.3%)
1. Includes taking care of children and maternity or paternity leave.
2. Includes long-term illness and volunteering.
Note: Figures may not add to total due to rounding.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2004.
Table source: Statistics Canada, 2009, "Household income and victimization in Canada, 2004", Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics Profile Series, No. 20, catalogue number 85F0033M.
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