Table 5
Composition of income for women and men with income, 2008

Table 5
Composition of income for women and men with income, 2008
Table summary
This table displays the results of Composition of income for women and men with income. The information is grouped by Composition of income appearing as row headers and is grouped by Women, Men appearing as column headers, calculated using dollars and percentage as a unit of measure.
Composition of income Women Men
dollars percentage dollars percentage
Wages and salaries 19,600 65.1 33,800 71.9
Net income from self-employment 1,400 4.7 3,500 7.4
Total employment income 21,000 69.8 37,300 79.4
Investment income 1,300 4.3 1,800 3.8
Retirement income 1,900 6.3 3,300 7.0
Other income 900 3.0 900 1.9
Income from government transfers
Old age security 1,000 3.3 800 1.7
Guaranteed income supplement/spouse's allowance 400 1.3 200 0.4
Canada/Quebec pension plan benefits 1,200 4.0 1,400 3.0
Social assistance 500 1.7 200 0.4
Employment insurance benefits 600 2.0 500 1.1
Child tax benefits 900 3.0 100 0.2
Workers compensation benefits 200 0.7 300 0.6
GST/HST credit 100 0.3 100 0.2
Provincial/Territorial tax credits 100 0.3 100 0.2
Total government transfers 5,000 16.6 3,700 7.9
Total 30,100 100.0 47,000 100.0
Note: Totals may not add to 100% due to rounding.
Source: Statistics Canada, Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics.
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